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There are two main paths to become a UVM undergraduate student after serving in the military. Graduate College and College of Medicine applicants follow specific application processes.

Continuing Education (undergraduate path #1)

Complete pre-registration form as a Continuing Education non-degree student, and meet with a CE academic advisor to choose courses and consider degree programs to apply to

  • Best if you don’t have the best high school grades, don’t meet all minimum entrance requirements (example - didn’t take Algebra II in high school), or missed an application deadline for a degree program (below)
  • Work with a CE advisor to choose courses that will ultimately transfer into your degree program
  • Apply as a transfer degree student using the Common Application (Path 2 below) after 1-2 academic semesters (Fall or Spring)
  • GI Bill limits you to 2 non-degree semesters, or 2 different start and end dates. It is not advised to take summer courses, but rather to focus on 12 credits per Fall or Spring and then apply as a transfer degree student.


Transfer Degree (undergraduate path #2)

Apply directly as a degree student using the Coalition Application (all Veterans apply as transfer degree students)

  • Best if you have previous college experience with a good GPA, have no college experience but good high school grades, meet minimum entrance requirements, and know what program you want to apply to
  • No SAT/ACT required for transfer veterans
  • Credit from Joint Services Transcript / military service may be transferred into program based on UVM transfer credit guidelines (generally it will be elective credit)
  • Can start in Fall (August), Spring (January) terms

Graduate College

The University of Vermont is one of the nation's premier small research universities — a major research enterprise on a human scale. UVM's Graduate College offers over 70 programs that include certificates, professional programs, online degrees, and more.

Larner College of Medicine

We uphold a longstanding commitment to excellence in teaching, education, technology and research. Our focus ranges from population heath – spanning rural primary care to global health – to opportunities for academic and research innovation. We deliver a medical education that is truly second to none.

By the Numbers

89% of veterans apply for financial aid.


Apply to use your GI Bill Education Benefits

Complete path #1 or #2 and apply for or update your GI Bill Education Benefit with VA on Vets.gov

Follow the prompts to determine which education benefit you’d like to use or update and complete the correct form.

VA will send you a Certificate of Eligibility in the mail, which you can scan and forward to veterans@uvm.edu


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