In June of 2014, Governor Kasich signed House Bill 488, which includes a provision providing priority registration for veterans and service members. At NSCC, priority registration means veterans and service members can register beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday before open registration begins. Once open registration begins, veterans and service members will compete with all other students for class spaces.

The term “veteran or service member” refers to an individual who:

a. Has served in the United States Armed Forces, including a reserve component and the National Guard, and
b. Was discharged or released from such service with a condition other than dishonorable.

The DD214 Member page 4 must identify a period of duty other than solely for training. Reservists must have participated in a deployment or have completed their initial reserve obligation. Active duty service members who have completed their initial obligated service should send a letter from their command stating such, along with their dates of service.

To exercise this benefit:

  • Complete the priority registration form, making sure to include a current phone number in case we need to contact you with questions
  • Include a copy of the Member 4 section of your DD214 (indicating character of discharge)
  • Return these documents to the NSCC Registrar’s Office by 4 p.m. the Wednesday before priority registration begins. Documents can be dropped off in-person, mailed or emailed.

Office: C120
Mail: NSCC Registrar’s Office, 22600 State Route 34, Archbold, OH 43502
Fax: 419.267.5604
Email: registrar@NorthwestState.edu

Once the priority registration form and your DD 214 have been received, an entry will be made in the College’s student information system that will allow you to access priority registration. You will receive an email notification when priority registration opens.

Please note: Service members currently receiving VA educational benefits are already included in priority registration and do not need to submit this form with the DD214.

If you have questions, please call 419.267.1395, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and ask to speak with a staff member handling veteran and service member priority registration.