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The Registrar's Office serves as the liaison between the Veterans Administration and William Carey University students.

William Carey University does not host its own ROTC program but cooperates with the Army and Air Force ROTC programs in an agreement with The University of Southern Mississippi to make courses available in military leadership and aerospace studies. Courses from these ROTC programs are accepted in transfer at William Carey University. For more information, see the USM ROTC website:

Air Force: https://www.usm.edu/aerospace-studies/curriculum.php

Army: https://www.usm.edu/military-science/training-curriculum.php

  • Assistance for students wishing to apply for VA benefits
  • Certification of enrollment for students already attending William Carey University
  • Check out the VA Comparison Tool to get an idea of which benefit applies to you. 
  • Apply for benefits here
  • Provide a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility letter from the VA to the School Certifying Official for your campus. 
  • If you are active duty, guard, or reserve contact your ESO (Education Services Officer) or installation commander before enrolling.  
  • Complete Admissions to WCU, including submission of all transcripts.
  • Select a degree objective.                                            
  • Fill out the VA Information and Agreement Form and send to your Certifying Official to establish your Carey VA file.
  • Provide your DD 214 and any military transcripts, if applicable.
  • Fill out the VA Advisement Form and send to your Certifying Official for each term you want to receive benefits. 
  • Notify the Certifying Official for your campus if you make any changes of enrollment.  

Jamie Walley, VA Certifying Official for the Hattiesburg Campus. 

(601) 318-6008  jwalley@wmcarey.edu

710 William Carey Parkway
Hattiesburg MS 39401

Amanda Knesal, VA Certifying Official for the Tradition campus.

(228) 207-5290 acraft@wmcarey.edu

19640 Highway 67
Biloxi, MS 39532

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William Carey University offers a wide variety of unique undergraduate and graduate degrees that will equip you to fulfill your purpose during and after active duty.