An applicant who requests veterans preference points and who establishes eligibility
will have the appropriate points added to the Original Entry examination, passing
An applicant for an Original Entry examination may receive veterans preference
points based on a review of a discharge or release from military service. The
University System employer is responsible for determining an applicant's eligibility
to receive veterans preference points. Verification of such determination is
indicated on the University System Answer Sheet by signature of the DER.
Once an applicant has established eligibility for veterans preference points,
it is not necessary for the University System employer to request that he/she
reestablish such eligibility for each subsequent Original Entry examination.
General questions regarding veterans preference points can be directed to the
US Department of Veterans’ Affairs at (800) 827-1000 or the Illinois Department
of Veterans’ Affairs at (217) 782-3418.