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Admissions Process for Military and Veteran Students

The first step in becoming a student at UCM is to complete the Application for Admission. Contact the Office of Admissions to learn more about the admissions process.

The second step in the admissions process is to apply for and discuss your eligibility for military or veteran benefits. Please contact:

Ms. Lisa A Morse
VA Certifying Official/Accountant I
Student Financial Assistance
WDE 1116

The third step in the admissions process it to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For personal assistance in applying for and understanding this process, please contact:

Student Financial Assistance
WDE 1100

Once you receive notification from the Office of Admissions that your Application for Admission has been approved, contact your academic advisor for your degree program. This information will be included in your welcome packet from the Office of Admissions.

The third step is to request all transcripts from higher education institutions, DD-214 and other appropriate official documentation is sent directly to UCM Office of Admissions.

Military Transcripts

AARTS transcripts are available to members of the regular Army, Army National Guard, veterans and the Army Reserve, as well as Warrant Officers.  SMART transcripts are available to active-duty navy and Reserve personnel, as well as veterans.  Personal and official copies are provided to service members at no charge, but must be ordered from the appropriate operations center.  Be sure to have your official copy sent to the university to have your military training reviewed for college credit.

AARTS Operations Center
298 Grant Avenue
Ft. Leavenworth, KS 66027-1254
Comm: 502-613-8588

SMART Operations Center 6490 Saufley Field Road
Pensacola, FL 32509
Comm: 850-452-1828
Toll-free: (877) 253-7122
Fax: 850-452-1281

Veterans Not Qualifying for AARTS or SMART Transcripts:
Submit copy of DD-214 – Armed Forces of the United States Report of Transfer or Discharge form.  Submit the DD-214 with supporting military records and documentation (certificates of completion and diplomas) to Admissions.  To obtain copy of DD-214:

National Personnel Records Center
Military Personnel Records
9700 Page Avenue
St. Louis, MO 53103-5100
Comm: 314-801-0800

Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
1307 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005-4701
Comm: 202-667-0079
Toll-free: 800-368-5622
Fax: 202-667-0622

SOC institutions follow standard processes to award college credit for learning acquired through specialized military training and experiences, based upon the American Council on Education’s (ACE) evaluations of such training.