NWCCD Veteran Student Next Steps

For full-time or part-time veterans seeking a certificate or degree.

Follow these easy step-by-step instructions to successfully enroll in a degree program at Sheridan College or Gillette College.

  • Section 702 of the Choice Act requires NWCCD to charge in-state tuition for “covered individuals.”
    • Receiving Montgomery and Post-9/11 GI Bill educational assistance; and enrolls within 3 years of discharge after serving 90 days or more on active duty; OR
    • Anyone using transferred entitlement within 3 years of the transferor’s discharge, after serving 90 days or more on active duty; OR
    • Surviving spouses or children under the Fry Scholarship who enroll within 3 years of an active duty Service member’s death in the line of duty after serving 90 days or more; OR
    • Individuals who remain continuously enrolled after initially meeting the requirements and are using CH 30 or 33.
  • Provide your DD-214, member 4 copy for verification.
  • Required documents
    • DD-214 member 4 copy
    • GI Bill certificate of eligibility
    • Proof of service connected disability
  • Determine veteran benefit package and apply
  • High school (or HSEC/GED) within 3 years of graduation
  • All colleges attended
  • Military transcript will be requested at initial appointment with Veteran Services.
  • Reading and math
  • Required if no previous college level English or math
  • Tests are about 1 hour each and cost $5 each

Sheridan – call 307-674-6446 ext. 2001 or 1-800-913-9139

Gillette – call 307-686-0254 ext. 1455 or 1-888-544-5538

  • Admissions acceptance email has username and password
  • Access vital information about your account and the college
    • Financial aid and scholarships
    • Registration, class schedule and degree plan
    • Email
    • Learning management system
    • General information
  • Meet with an advisor, preferably Veterans Service Office
    • Choose classes
    • Develop education plan
  • First time students at NWCCD MUST register in person with an advisor
  • Priority registration for military and veterans
    • Register up to 2 weeks before everyone else
    • Get the class schedule that works for you
    • Must meet in person with an advisor