In accordance with §23-9.2:3.7 C of the Code of Virginia, the University establishes the following guidelines on priority course enrollment for military-related students.

Military Priority Enrollment Request.
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Eligible Students

For the purposes of these guidelines, the following are defined as military-related students:

  • Active-duty members of the uniformed services;
  • Reservists;
  • Members of the Virginia National Guard;
  • Veterans of the uniformed services, with the exception of those separated through bad conduct discharge or dishonorable discharge; and
  • Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadets.
Demonstrating Eligibility

To demonstrate eligibility for priority course enrollment, a student must submit both the Military Priority Enrollment Request Form and proof of military-related status. Materials may be submitted in person, via e-mail, via fax, or via postal mail to UREG. Students will be notified via e-mail as to the status of their eligibility.

Any of the following are sufficient to document proof of military-related status:

  • DD Form 214 - Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty
  • DD Form 256 - Honorable Discharge Certificate
  • WD AGO - Enlistment Record
  • Military orders
  • ROTC documentation (must include SIS ID number)

To demonstrate eligibility for the ensuing Summer Session or fall semester, documentation must be received by March 1.
To demonstrate eligibility for the ensuing January Term or spring semester, documentation must be received by October 1.
These deadlines apply to students in the undergraduate, graduate, and law careers within the Student Information System (SIS).

For students in the graduate business career, to demonstrate eligibility for the ensuing academic year, documentation must be received by January 15th.

Priority Course Enrollment

For the purposes of these guidelines, the following constitutes priority course enrollment, for the fall and spring semesters, for each career within the Student Information System (SIS):

  • For the undergraduate career, second-, third-, and fourth-year students are assigned priority enrollment appointment dates within their class year.
  • For the graduate career, students are assigned enrollment appointment dates one day prior to other students within the graduate career.
  • For the graduate business career, eligible students may request priority enrollment for elective courses.
  • For the law career, eligible third-year law students may request priority enrollment for "graduation requirement courses".
  • For the medicine career, because enrollment is processed by the School of Medicine, on behalf of students, priority course enrollment is not necessary.

For January Term and Summer Session, military-related students are assigned enrollment appointment dates in the first enrollment group.

Communicating Eligibility

To ensure eligible students are aware of these guidelines, the University will communicate the availability of priority course enrollment through the following mechanisms:

  • The Undergraduate Record;
  • The Graduate Record;
  • The web site of the Office of the University Registrar (UREG);
  • The web site of the Office of the Dean of Students (ODOS); and
  • E-mail communication to students who have self-reported veteran status in the Student Information System (SIS).

Students are responsible for demonstrating eligibility for military priority enrollment.


GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

The Process

  1. Schools and UREG communicate with students at least 4 weeks prior to deadline.
  2. Student submits the MPE request and documentation to the Military Educational Benefits team.
  3. The Military educational Benefits team updates the SIS student group for all eligible students

Only one MPE request needs to be submitted for each eligible student; the student will remain active in the MPE status in SIS throughout their education career at UVA.