Beginning the Application Process

St. Cloud State University welcomes you and thanks you for your service to our country. We greatly value the qualities of maturity, dedication, persistence, responsibility and leadership you bring to our campus community. The Veterans Resource Center is available to facilitate your move from a tight-knit military community to a campus support system.

Admission Process for Veterans
Active duty military and veterans follow much of the same application process as non-military students -application, transcripts, FAFSA, scholarships and registration. After you complete our military-connected student admission checklist on this page, you will be set to start classes.

Military-Connected Student Checklist

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Apply to St. Cloud State University Undergraduate and graduate programs

Your first step is to apply. Use the appropriate link corresponding to the degree you are seeking.

To apply by email, make a request by emailing

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Transcript Send us your transcript(s)

Request your official transcripts for previous college level coursework, including military training. Our registrar will evaluate it for transfer credit. To request your military transcript (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard) visit Joint Services Transcript

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Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) Advised for all SCSU students

Even if your education will be funded by education benefits from military service, we advise exploring additional financial aid through FAFSA.

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Education Benefits For military-connected students

If you are a military-connected student you may be eligible for multiple military education benefits including GI Bill®Minnesota GI Bill®Federal Tuition Assistance and State Tuition Reimbursement.

The MDVA Central Region Coordinator is available to help you understand your benefits. Certificates of Eligibility may be submitted to SCSU's certifying official.

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Register for Classes Attend an Advising & Registration session

At Huskies Advising & Registration, you will:

  • Register for classes via e-Services
  • Have access to advising services and resources
  • Experience campus
  • Take Accuplacer placement tests if needed
  • Get prepared for college success

Note:  After you have completed registration, complete the SCSU Veterans Enrollment Application. If at any time you add or drop any courses after completing this online certification, contact our office to inform us of added or dropped courses.

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Scholarships Available for all SCSU students

St. Cloud State has gracious donors who help us give out multiple scholarships for military-connected students as well as hundreds of other non-military scholarships.

Student Support Services

Advising & Student Transitions

Seek assistance with academic planning and understanding degree requirements or connect with your Student Success Advisor.

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Advising & Student Transitions

Student Accessibility Services

All Huskies experience campus and the classroom the same. Connect with accommodations, review service animal guidelines or apply for services.

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Student Accessibility Services

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS offers confidential mental health services that promote personal development, psychological well-being and academic success.

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Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

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 website.