Veterans Wisconsin Education Portal

Getting Started

Four steps to get started on your college education:

  1. Talk with your County Veterans Service Officer
  2. Consider your career and education goals
  3. Talk to a Campus Veterans Coordinator
  4. Apply for admission

1. Talk with your County Veterans Service Officers

Every county in Wisconsin has a County Veterans Service Officer (CVSO) who can provide information and assistance in obtaining state and federal veterans benefits, programs, and services.

2. Consider your career and education goals

Exploring a Career

Use the resources below to learn about academic majors and professional careers.

University of Wisconsin Career Resources

WISCareers helps you self-manage your career with career assessments, information about occupations and schools, and resources to help you locate job openings.

Wisconsin Technical College Career Exploration

Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Career information for 100 occupations from the Occupational Outlook Handbook in Spanish
Visit the Green Careers page for articles on green careers.

Career Interest Inventory is a questionnaire about your interests to help you identify which careers might be the best fit for you. 

Troops to Teachers is a U.S. Department of Education and Department of Defense program that helps eligible military personnel begin new careers as teachers in public schools where their skills, knowledge, and experience are most needed.

The O'Net Resource Center is a national source of occupational information.

Choosing a Major

For help choosing a major or program, check out these sites:

3. Talk to a Campus Veteran Coordinator

Each of the UW System campuses has a Campus Veterans Coordinator who can talk with you about veterans’ services and refer you to other specialists at the campus to answer questions about academics and special opportunities offered at that campus.

Wisconsin Technical College System campuses offer extensive career advising and have counselors who can answer your questions and refer you, as appropriate, to other campus resources.  Please contact the college or campus you are interested in.

4. Now you are ready! Apply for admission.

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