Transition Process


Transition Manager, Emily Steinway, supports 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, she is here to serve you in your transition home.   


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

Prior Learning Assessment

Our transiton manager is 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.  She is the official staff members who inputs your documents into MTSU's system.  Please note, a DD214 is required off all veterans using benefits.  If you are an Air Force veteran, we must have you CCAF transcript.  And it is receommended that all other branches submit their JST.

Residency/In-State Tuition

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

Sponsorship Program

Our transition team, Ms. Emily Steinway and Mr. Shane Smith, will be leading a group 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, Emily and Shane, and everyone in the program are there for you to discuss options with during your academic journey.

General Welfare

Our transition manager is here to serve you in your academic journey and to ensure that if there are any concerns you may have, that she is able to develop a unique plan that will encourage and guide you, no matter the obstacles.  Her 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

Emily is a Navy veterans and a graduate students at MTSU. From advice, networking into departments or with fellow student veterans, housing, child care, or discussing potential changes in programming/policies, she strives to improve the quality of service we provide you and every member of our military community.