Transition Process


Transition Managers, Sean Martin and Emily Steinway, support the five goal mission of the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center by providing assistance with “Enrolling, Encouraging, Educating, and Expanding.” As you work your way through the admissions process, choosing the right G.I. Bill and major, enrolling in classes, and getting involved on campus, they are here to serve you in your transition home.   

Transition Home

What are some ways that our Transition Managers can help you?

Prior Learning Assessment

Our transiton managers are able to provide guidance to you on any questions or concerns you may have regarding experience from the military that may be deemed as academic credits, be it from DD214 / Joint Service Transcripts / LES / other documents.  They are the official staff members who input your documents into MTSU's system (please note, a DD214 and a JST/CCAF is required off all veterans using benefits).

Residency/In-State Tuition

For all students within our community, our transition managers will also be handling your residency requests.  Through Tennessee's Public Chapter-31 (PC-31) and other state and Federal laws, they may be able to assist you-- active duty, veterans and dependents-- in gaining in-state tuition. 

Sponsorship Program

Our transition managers will be leading a team of your peers on campus to seek out and encourage those in our community to strive for success while attending MTSU.  Study habits, academic issues of faculty or staff, assisting with off-campus issues of home or family, Sean, Emily, and everyone in the program are there for you to discuss options with during your academic journey.

General Welfare

Our transition managers are here to serve you in your academic journey and to ensure that if there are any concerns you may have, we are able to develop a unique plan that will encourage and guide you, no matter the obstacles.  Their goal is to see you on graduation day walking across the stage to attain your degree and be the standard of True Blue.

Campus Experience

Sean is a recent graduate of MTSU and has served our community for over four years as a Daniels Center work-study student or liaison-- relaying the issues observed and heard on campus.  Additionally, Sean and Emily are both graduate students at MTSU. From advice, networking into departments or with fellow student veterans, housing, child care, or discussing potential changes in programming/policies, they strive to improve the quality of service we provide you and every member of our military community.