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FAQ

Everyone has questions. We just pulled together a few of the frequently asked ones here for you to search. Let us know if you need any additional assistance. We'd be glad to help.

I haven't received my VA money and I am concerned whom should I contact?

You may call VA's toll-free number 1-888-442-4551 or submit a secure e-mail through the VA Inquiry System at www.gibill.va.gov.  You can select the "Ask a Question" link to set up an e-mail account. Your inquiries will be answered by a VA employee generally within 7-10 days.

I received a D in a course. Will the VA pay for me to retake it?

This answer will vary depending on the circumstances.  It is best to check with your campus VA representative for details.  Questions the VA campus rep will consider include if you need to raise your GPA to get to a 2.0 for graduation.  Also if repeating the course is counted in your full-time load or if it is in addition to your full-time load.

I received an F in a course. Will the VA pay for me to retake it?

Yes, the VA will pay to retake a course once.  If you are unsuccessful twice, the VA generally will not pay for a third repeat.

I will be studying abroad next semester. What do I need to do?

Visit the Registrar's office.  They will enroll you in an Off Campus course.

I'll be a junior after I complete this semester. Can I register for next semester prior to the date associated with my class level?

No, WebAdvisor scheduling will be done BY CLASS LEVEL  according to the number of credits students have earned up to this point in time. 
You are currently a sophomore.

I'm considering an internship, how do I do that?

Start by contacting College to Career Center.  Remember that CED 205, Intro. to Field Experience, is a prerequisite for an internship experience.  

I'm graduating in May. Is there anything I should be doing now? Am I taking all the classes required to graduate?

Once you're registered for Spring, the Registrar's Office will review your program evaluation to make sure everything is on track.  You will receive an email with directions to complete the graduation application or if there are concerns that need to be addressed.

I'm interested in a Selected Topics course. Where is there additional information?

A Selected Topics flier with course descriptions is emailed out to students prior to each registration period.

I'm not planning to return to Doane next semester. Who needs to be informed?

Start with Student Leadership or the Academic Affairs Office.  Either office will assist you in starting this process.

I'm supposed to get a VA kicker. but I haven't yet?

Kickers, or sign up incentives, are paid directly to the veteran/student.  Please contact your Education Services Officer for details.

I-20, Passport and F-1 Student Visa

Obtain I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status)


Once admitted and after submitting proof of financial responsibility, students will receive an I-20, which is for applying for a visa interview. This document is proof of the student's eligible student status and will be provided by Doane University.


Passport


It is the student's responsibility to maintain a current passport. For entry to the U.S., your passport must be valid for at least six months before your date of entry. If you have questions or concerns regarding your F-1 status, visit the Office of International Programs Office.


F-1 Student Visa


  1. Pay SEVIS I-901 Fee

  2. Make an appointment with the U.S. Consulate for a VISA interview

    Visit www.ustraveldocs.com or educationusa.state.gov for information about the application process and required documentation. You can apply up to 120 days before the report date on your I-20. At your application appointment, you will need: 

  • I-20 and letter of admission

  • Receipt of payment on the SEVIS I-90 fee

  • Receipt of payment of Machine Readable Visa (MRV) fee

  • Visa reciprocity fee, if required

  • Completed Visa Application

  • Proof of financial responsibility

  • Proof of English proficiency

  • Passport-sized photos

  • School reports, mark sheets, transcripts, test scores, etc

If I am degree-seeking or working on an added endorsement who is my adviser and how can I contact my adviser?
  • Dr. Lyn Forester, the Dean of Graduate Studies in Curriculum & Instruction serves as an adviser for the curriculum and instruction students. You can e-mail her at lyn.forester@doane.edu or call 1-800-333-6263.

  • Deb Stuto, also serves as an adviser for the curriculum and instruction students. You can e-mail her at deb.stuto@doane.edu or call 402.466.4774.

If I'm representing someone else during room selection, and their lottery number is higher than mine, can I select my room when I select theirs?

Unfortunately, no.  You will need to wait your turn and select your own room when your lottery number comes up.  Any other way would be unfair to the people ahead of you.

Is my gift tax-deductible?

Yes, your gift is tax-deductible. 

Is my VA money sent to me or Doane?

It depends on the program.  VA checks are sent directly to the student at the current mailing address on record or by direct deposit for chapters 30, 32, 35, 1606, 1607.   Direct deposit is available for all programs except Chapter 35.  You can call toll free 1-877-838-2778 to sign up or change your direct deposit.  The Post-9/11 Bill, Chapter 33, benefits will be sent directly to Doane.   Education benefits are paid in arrears. Please remember that it is your responsibility to satisfy your financial obligation to Doane College.

Is there a place for me to store my items on campus?

There will be limited space in the Student Leadership Office to house items such as books and lunch bags. Student Leadership will not be held responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Is there a time limit on completing my Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction or an endorsement?

Yes – students have 7 years from when they take their first graduate education class at Doane to complete their degree or endorsement program. After 7 years, the oldest courses will be evaluated for recency and relevance and will most likely have to be repeated in the case of core courses, or replaced by another course for electives.

Is this program for both elementary and secondary teacher certification?

Yes! We have programs available for certification as an elementary or secondary teacher in Nebraska in an area that Doane endorses. These areas include the sciences, mathematics, social sciences, English, language arts, business, foreign languages, music, and art.

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