Step 1

Apply for admission to ECU 

Step 2

Once you are admitted, please speak with our Vet Success on Campus Counselor, Kim Treece, to talk about your benefits and next steps.  Her email is

Step 3

Apply for Federal VA benefits. Make sure to save a copy of the VA application for your records.  Sign up for a premium E-Benefits account.  It’s free and provides you with information about your Federal VA benefits.

Step 4

Register for classes and contact our office to set up your benefits.

Step 5

Make sure the veteran’s office has all of your necessary VA paperwork, including your Certificate of Eligibility.

Step 6

Sign up for classes and register for an orientation at ECU.  Once you have registered for classes, make sure you fill out the Request for Benefits form.

Step 7

Send DD-214’s and/or Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBEs), Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to our office.  We need to have your DD-214 or NOBE on file in order to give you priority registration.