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    Veterans Student Enrollment Checklist

    Step 1: Apply for Admission to Triton College
    Three options:
       1. Online at www.triton.edu/application.
       2. In person at the Welcome Center.
       3. Call the Admission Call Center at (708) 456-0300 Ext. 3130.

    Step 2: Take the Placement Tests
    Assessment Services, Student Center, Room A-126
    The placement tests cover English, reading, and math. Provide a picture ID to take test. Test review is available at www.triton.edu/placementtesting. Students may be exempt from all or partial testing based on prior college credit and/or eligible ACT scores. For information about placement tests, please contact Assessment Services at (708) 456-0300 Ext. 3602.

    Step 3: Attend An Orientation Session
    Information on Triton College’s Orientation program can be found at www.triton.edu/destinationsuccess.

    Step 4: Meet with a Counselor
    Counseling, Room B-140.
    Consult a counselor for assistance with program and course selection prior to registration. Please bring your placement test results and copies of any college transcripts. Contact (708) 456-0300 Ext. 3588 or e-mail counsel@triton.edu.

    Step 5: Apply For Veterans' Educational Benefits & Financial Aid
    Financial Aid, Student Center, Room B-160
    Please reference the Financial Aid Veteran’s Information website. Choose the program(s) that you may be eligible for and follow the steps to apply as listed. If seeking additional financial aid, complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Visit www.triton.edu/finaid and www.fafsa.gov for information and instructions.

    Step 6: Register for Classes
    Three Ways to Register for Classes:
       1. Online on the Student Portal.
       2. In person at the Welcome Center.
       3. By phone at (708) 456-0300 Ext. 3130.

    Step 7: Request Official Transcripts
    Records Office, Student Center, Room B-220
    Have official transcripts from previous institutions sent to the Triton College Admission and Records Office, 2000 Fifth Ave River Grove, IL 60171. Complete a General Petition Form requesting an evaluation for transfer credit. This form is available on the Student Portal under “eforms” or in person at the Welcome Center. For a more detailed description of the transfer credit process, please see the “Transfer Credit Evaluation Procedure” handout available at B-220.

    Other Resources

    Credit for Military Service
    Triton College awards credit for military training deemed equal to specific courses in a program of study. This may include hours awarded for the completion of basic training. To obtain this credit, veterans must submit a copy of their DD-214 to the Admission and Records Office along with a General Petition Form to request an evaluation (available at the Welcome Desk). It takes approximately three weeks for the evaluation process to be completed.

    College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Room A-126
    CLEP is the accepted credit-by-exam program. Each 90-minute exam allows you to demonstrate your knowledge in many subjects. Register in person in the Testing Center (708) 456-0300 Ext, 3450 or visit www.collegeboard.com/clep

    Center for Access and Accommodative Services (CAAS), Room A-125
    This office can provide advocacy and academic support services for eligible students.
    (708) 456-0300 Ext. 3917, www.triton.edu/caas.