Veterans and Military Members at Heidelberg

Military-Friendly Institution

Heidelberg University is consistently listed among the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that have been named Military Friendly schools by the annual survey conducted by G.I. Jobs. The survey sheds light on the schools that are doing the most to embrace America's veterans as students. Schools on the list range from state universities and private colleges to community colleges and trade schools. The common bond is their shared priority of recruiting students with military experience.

Heidelberg also participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program aimed at veterans. The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This program allows institutions of higher learning (degree granting institutions) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. The institution can contribute up to 50% of those expenses and VA will match the same amount as the institution.

Academic Credit for Service

Heidelberg University will review any previous military experience and training for possible college credit. Determination of credit is based on the American Council on Education guidelines as published in The Guide to the Evaluation of Military in the Armed Services. In addition to high school or college academic transcripts, you will want to submit your DD Form 214 and any military transcripts detailing your training and education. These would include:

  • DD Form 214
  • AARTS (Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System)
  • SMART (Sailor/Marine ACE Registry Transcript)
  • Community College of the Airforce
  • Coast Guard Institute

Dual Admission and Campus Options

Along with our main Tiffin Campus that offers a traditional education for undergraduates, Heidelberg's Arrowhead Park campus offers and extensive curriculum, a convenient location, flexible admission and competitive tuition to accommodate students who are looking to distinguish themselves while balancing work and family commitments.

Heidelberg has articulation agreements with Marion Technical College, North Central State College, Owens Community College and Terra Community College that guarantee that your Associate of Arts of Associate in Science degree will transfer. Thereby, giving you junior status when you transfer to complete your Bachelors degree at Heidelberg.

Academic Mentoring

Quality mentoring is essential in helping students make the most of their college experience. Mentoring supports and reinforces the interconnectedness between general education, major coursework, and co- and extra-curricular experiences. Academic mentoring supports Heidelberg University's mission of a community of learning that promotes and nurtures intellectual, personal and professional development, leading to a life of purpose with distinction.

You will be assigned a mentor your first semester at Heidelberg University. All students are encouraged to meet with their mentor prior to registration each semester. new students and students on academic probation are required to meet with their mentor and obtain a registration PIN prior to registration.

Mentors can assist you in choosing classes that meet the needs of your chosen major and your interests. In addition, mentors offer valuable career information and experience. once of the many benefits of choosing a college with low students to faculty rations is being able to build valuable relationships and begin the networking process in your chosen field.