ASU Salute to Service 2019

ASU Salute to Service 2019

In honor of Veterans Day, this issue is focused on recognizing our military members and veterans.

ASU Salute to Service 2019

Arizona State University and the Pat Tillman Veterans Center are proudly recognizing veterans and active service members with our annual Salute to Service events. Join us for a week of activities as we celebrate our nation's heroes.

The Salute to Service celebration runs through Nov. 11 and includes military appreciation athletic events, performances, panel discussions and other activities sponsored by student clubs across ASU’s campuses.

This year’s theme, Salute to Service through service, celebrates all Americans who are dedicated to serving and improving our communities, including military personnel and first responders.

See a list of Salute to Service events.

Military Credits: ASU is proud to welcome veterans of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and National Guard to our undergraduate student community

For evaluation of military transcripts, ASU uses the American Council on Education's Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services to assess how military credits transfer to the university. In general, a military course must be similar to an ASU undergraduate course to transfer.

The Joint Services Transcript is reviewed for potential transfer credit in accordance with VA guidelines and Arizona statutes related to awarding credit for military training and education. Credits are evaluated at the time of submission to ASU. It is recommended the JST be sent upon application to ensure timely processing and evaluation.

Air University (formerly Community College of the Air Force) is a regionally accredited community college. This transcript must be submitted as part of a student veteran's admission package for anyone who served in the United States Air Force, Air Force Reserve, or Air Guard.

Click here for more information on the evaluation of military credits.


ASU Pat Tillman Veterans Center

The mission of the Pat Tillman Veterans Center is to empower and support our veteran and military students in their pursuit of academic and personal success at ASU and beyond.

The staff at the Pat Tillman Veterans Center are dedicated to helping military and veteran students make the transition to a university environment. Encourage your students to contact Michelle Loposky at or 480-727-5626 for any questions throughout the admission process.

We understand the benefits and admission process can be complicated, so we've created a checklist to help guide students through it. Students can refer to this checklist during the admission process for helpful tips about applying and succeeding at ASU.


Air University's Associate to Baccalaureate Collaborative

Arizona State University works in collaboration with Air University to offer paired Bachelors of Applied Science programs for Air Force Service Members completing Associate of Applied Science degrees.

The AU-ASU Partnership maximizes the application of military career education and training, with the additional support of ASU's robust online academic and support services for students. Explore the Arizona State University Bachelors of Applied Science degrees that have been paired with Air University Associate of Applied Science degrees.

Explore the Arizona State University Bachelors of Applied Science degrees that have been paired with Air University Associate of Applied Science degrees.


Veteran Spotlight: Meet Ty

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United States veteran Ty began his career as a wildland firefighter after serving in the military. As a firefighter, Ty contemplated pursuing higher education, saying, “I would talk to my family and my engine captain about going to school using my GI Bill, and deciding if fighting fire was going to be my end all be all. I sat and thought often about what I wanted to do in my life. I concluded that the best position I could put myself in was to go to school and pursue a degree,” so he began his studies at Scottsdale Community College.

Ty knew that starting off at a community college would help him get back into a life of academics and prepare for university. “The last thing I wanted to do was begin unprepared, so I thought I could get back into the swing of things by starting slow at a community college — not trying to overdo it or overwhelm myself while simultaneously relearning everything I had forgotten after being in the workforce. The community college level was the perfect fit for what I was looking for. I wanted to ease myself back into the processes of going to school and for me, there wasn’t a better way.”

While a student at Scottsdale Community College, Ty became more acclimated to college life and improved in his studies, even receiving an invitation to join the honor’s program. He says, “After my first couple of semesters I received an email offering me a scholarship. My GPA was high enough to qualify and I was truly in awe. Starting in remedial math, not receiving college credit for my first couple of courses, to getting an honors invitation. It gave me the positive impact that I was truly looking for. It put me in the right mindset and showed me that I could do it! That I could be successful in school.” Starting at a community college also allowed Ty to really consider what he wanted to do. “While at SCC, I sat and evaluated everything I had done in my life and what I aspired to do. I pondered what I was really trying to do in my life and what I would enjoy doing for the rest of my life.”

Signing up for the Maricopa to ASU Pathway Program (MAPP) further helped Ty prepare for transferring to ASU. “The MAPP gave me a step-by-step checklist that just made my life so much easier. It provided a ‘map’ that I could easily understand and navigate. It laid out my classes one by one and paved the way towards earning my associate degree.”

Wanting to stay close to family in Arizona, Ty knew that Arizona State University was the place for him. "ASU has always been a dream of mine. Being a Sun Devil, staying close to home and family were all very important aspects to me." ASU's nationally recognized prestige confirmed for Ty that he had made the right choice. "A school that's number one in innovation, as someone aspiring to be a creator, a designer, and an engineer, I couldn't think of a better school that would allow me the creative freedoms to express any idea I saw fit.”

Ty’s advice to new transfer students is simple: “Work hard.” After graduating with his bachelor's degree, he plans to enter the workforce in a field he is passionate about. “Ideally, I’d love to work as an animator for DC comics. That’s the ultimate goal.”


Salute to Service: Meet Steve Sequeira

Air Force veteran Steve Sequeira shares his story of transitioning from the military to life as a student at ASU. Learn more about Steve's experience and how the ASU resources available helped make his transition a positive one.


Thank you for all you do to assist students in transferring to ASU.