Keystone College, a military friendly college in the northeast, has long recognized and responded to the needs of the courageous veterans who have served in our nation’s armed forces. If you are a veteran and have served in the armed forces, or are the dependent of someone who served our country, we are here for you and eager to give our support.
Our Commitment to Veterans
Because Keystone College is military friendly, we created the Veterans Educational Transition and Support (VETS) program. The Keystone VETS program provides a safe, secure, and supportive environment and connects you to a wide range of programs and services to make the transition from the armed forces to college life as seamless as possible.
Keystone is a great option for Veterans
Flexible learning options
We understand that frequent relocations and deployment can make it difficult to pursue your educational goals. Keystone offers day, evening, weekend and online classes that can be blended to create a customized experience that meets your needs. We also have three degrees that can be earned completely online.
Freedom to fulfill your military obligations
Your choice to serve should not negatively affect your academic progress at Keystone. We recognize that there’s a chance you might be called to active duty or may need to miss class because of a military drill. You may be eligible for accommodations should your military obligations interfere with your ability to attend class. Find out more link to how to.
Priority veteran registration
Our military students have the advantage to register before general class registration begins.
Veteran Registration Preference Policy
Honorably discharged veterans and dependent students currently using GI Bill education benefits have been granted priority registration by Keystone College. This means registering for upcoming terms beginning on the Friday before students who have achieved senior standing. Veterans and dependents may schedule classes ahead of students who have achieved senior standing, but once general registration begins, will compete for class spaces along with all other students allowed to register at that time.
In order to exercise this benefit, veterans must send a copy of your DD 214 with the Member 4 copy (i.e., indicating character of discharge) and dependents must send the most recent Certificate of Eligibility provided to them by the VA to the Office of the Registrar in Ward Hall, PO Box 50, One College Green, La Plume, PA 18440.
The DD 214 must reflect an honorable discharge and identify a period of active duty other than solely for training. In other words, reservists must have participated in a deployment. Active duty service members who have completed their initial obligated service should send a letter from their command stating that they have completed their initial obligated service along with the dates of service.
Please complete the Priority Registration Form (PDF) and send with your documents so that we can match your DD 214 to your student record. You will receive an e-mail to your Keystone College e-mail account from us once your information has been entered into the system. We are requesting that you check your Keystone College e-mail frequently.
The Elmer R. Hawk Center for Veterans
A welcoming spot on campus where you can find camaraderie, along with resources and support.
- Fellow military and veteran students
- Study groups
- Computer lab
- Lounge and kitchen
- Veteran Club
Green Zone Training
Keystone College participates in the Green Zone Training initiative. This military awareness program teaches members of the College community about the issues and concerns faced by our military affiliated students and how to assist them properly.
KC Armed Forces Club
KC Armed Forces Club is a campus organization made up of men and women who have been there, done that – just like you. This student-run club enables our student veterans, spouses, dependents and other campus community members to speak with a unified voice.