Veterans "Getting Started" Checklist
Apply for Admission to CSI
Go online to
www.csi.edu and click at the top on "Apply for Admissions" Submit all official transcripts if applicable
How to Apply for your VA Benefits
Chapter 30, 33, 1606, and 1607
Have you used these before?
Complete and submit a "change of Program or Place of Training", VA Form 1995.
Go online to
www.gibill.va.gov and click on "Apply for Benefits" Contact the VA directly for questions concerning the benefits for which you are eligible 888-442-4551
Chapter 31 (DAV) benefit recipients, please contact the VA Vocational Rehabilitation Officer, Matt Osinski, at (208) 429-2229 to apply.
Chapter 35 benefit recipients, complete the Application for Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance VA Form 22-5490.
If you have received Chapter 35 VA educational benefits while attending another school you should complete VA Form 22-5495.
All chapters are required to provide CSI with the following items. Many VA forms available online at
http://www.va.gov/vaforms, or at e-Benefits https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/
Copy of your DD214 member 4, DD2384 (Notice of Basic Eligibility)
Copy of your Certificate of eligibility
Copy of COMPASS scores
Copy of your VA benefits application
Apply for Financial Aid
Next steps in registration process
Take the COMPASS placement exam
May not be applicable if: Successful completion of college-level coursework indicated on
transcripts from regionally accredited colleges/universities placement information, or completion of ACT or SAT test within the last three years * official with qualifying scores*. Available in the Testing Center in the Meyerhoeffer Building room 230
Or check their website for other available testing areas
http://www.csi.edu/ip/adc/ Speak with academic advisor
First time student? Not sure your academic advisor is? Contact the Advising Center in the Matrix area of the Taylor Administrative Building or call 208-732-6250
Register for classes
Online at MyCSI or in person in the Matrix or any outreach center
Get a CSI ID card
Fill out your CSI VA Certification form
Turn into one of CSI’s Office of the Registrar Office
Be sure to contact the School Certifying Official with
any changes to your enrollment (drop, add withdraw), or major.