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  • Veteran Student Admissions

    Why Choose Monroe College?

    Monroe College has one of the largest veteran populations of any college in the New York Metropolitan area. In fact, we were recognized by U.S. News & World Report as having one of the best online bachelor’s degree programs for veterans in the nation.

    With a staff of Military Benefit Specialists, Veterans Admissions Counselors and a Director of Military Affairs that oversees the school’s Office of Veterans Affairs, Monroe is committed to guiding veterans through the application process, helping them take advantage of the benefits and financial aid options available to them.

    Monroe waives the entrance fee for veterans accepted into the school, and enables those who are completing all of their classes online to qualify for housing stipends of up to $673 per month for full-time enrollment.

    Please note: Military students should contact their assigned Educational Services Officer at their duty station prior to registration.

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    Overview of Transfer Policy & Admissions Process

    Before veterans submit an application, please review our transfer policy outlined below followed by step-by-step application instructions.

    Monroe College is a member of Service Members Opportunity Colleges (SOC) and The Concurrent Admissions Program (ConAP). We accept American Council on Education (ACE) recommended credit for:

    • Military training or experience
    • United States Armed Forces Institute (USAFI)
    • Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)
    • College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
    • Proficiency Examination Program (PEP)

    Veterans may also receive credit for:

    • Prior credits earned from an accredited degree-granting college or university
    • Police or Corrections Academy Training
    • Prior work experience

    Step 1: Online Application & Personal Essay

    Veterans will need to complete and submit an online application, which includes a personal essay.

    Step 2: Submit Credentials

    After completing and submitting the online application, veterans will need to provide the Monroe College admissions office at either campus location with the following:

    • High School Transcript or Diploma
    • Transfer Credit (if students are transferring credits from a previous institution or from military training, they must submit official academic transcripts and documentation)
    • $35 Admissions Fee (we accept check, money order, certified bank draft or cash)
    • Professional References (direct admit bachelor’s students must submit two letters of recommendation)
    • SAT scores (only required for students interested in scholarship consideration)

    Step 3: Admissions Interview

    To complete the application, students will need to schedule an interview with an admissions counselor from Monroe College to discuss their educational goals, career aspirations and outside interests. Students who live outside of the New York City Metropolitan area may conduct their interview over the phone. Please call the campus of your choice to schedule an interview after completing steps one and two.

    Step 4: Financial Aid & Veteran Benefits

    Many veterans who are eligible for the GI Bill® can attend Monroe College for free. During the admissions interview, a Monroe admissions counselor will guide veterans through the benefits that are available to them and the financial aid process.

    Below is a list of some of the most important information and documents veterans will need:

    To Know:

    • Prospective students to Monroe College can qualify for New York State TAP (Tuition Assistance Program) and the Federal PELL grant
    • Monroe's Federal Financial Aid School Code is 004799
    • Monroe TAP code is 7518

    Required Personal Documents:

    • Documentation of birth (birth certificate, driver’s license and passport are all acceptable)
    • Social Security Card
    • Immunization documents (measles, mumps and rubella; if not available, students may receive this at Monroe College before registration)
    • Alien Registration Card or Green Card (for legal nonresidents)

    Proof of Income Documents (one or more may be required):

    • SIGNED Federal and State Returns for previous year and W-2
    • W-2 Statement & SIGNED Affidavit of Income (if tax forms were not filed)
    • Final Pay Stubs & SIGNED Affidavit of Income (if tax forms were not filed)
    • Proof of Unemployment Insurance (form 1099-G)
    • Current P.A. (Public Assistance) Budget Printout and Medicaid Cards
    • SIGNED Affirmation of Non-Taxable Income
    • SSA or SSI Award Letters for previous and current years
    • Statement of Financial Support

    Step 5: Placement Test & Registration

    Once students have been accepted to the college, they will need to take a one-hour placement test to determine the appropriate Math and English courses for enrollment. They will also be given an appointment for registration and “freshmen day” before the semester begins.

    GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at