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How to apply

Military service members need to meet the same admissions requirements and application deadlines as all of our applicants. It’s important to apply on time, so make sure you know our application dates & deadlines.

Once you’re ready to apply, here are some tips for filling out the undergraduate application:

  • Military status: You can indicate your military status in the “About You” section. This information will help staff connect you with veterans resources on our campuses.
  • Military courses: You must report all colleges you've attended and coursework you’ve taken (including DLI, CCAF, University of Maryland, U.S. Naval Academy, etc.), regardless of the grades you received or whether you want to receive credit for the courses.
  • Military transcripts: If you completed courses offered by a U.S. military branch, you may indicate your intention to submit your military transcript by checking the box in the "About You" section of the application. If you are admitted and accept an offer of admission, you can then submit official military transcripts (e.g., ACE, SMAART, JST) to the UC campus for evaluation of possible transfer credit.
  • Personal insight questions: Because UC is interested in knowing about your or a family member's military service, you may wish to use a response to one of the personal insight questions to communicate the following:
    • Describe how your military service has been instrumental in developing your educational plans.
    • Indicate if you're affiliated with the military, such as the spouse or dependent of someone who is on active duty or a current participant in an ROTC-type program.

How does your military service factor into admission decisions?

Your veteran status is a factor considered in our review process, known as comprehensive review. Our admissions officers will evaluate your academic accomplishments in light of your life experiences, including your experience in the military.

Apply for financial aid: Oct. 1 – March 2

You should apply for financial aid every year. Your eligibility for federal financial aid won’t be affected by your GI Bill benefits. Our campus financial aid and veterans services staff can help you get all of the benefits for which you qualify.

See tips to help you maximize your benefits and aid