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Military and veterans at ASU

Why so many veteran and military students choose ASU

ASU and the Pat Tillman Veterans Center welcome you to your next adventure — accomplishing your education and career goals. Student veterans and active-duty service members are a valuable part of the ASU community and our academic environment. Whether you’re planning to earn your degree online or on campus, you can:

  • Continue serving as a leader by getting involved.
  • Take advantage of job and career opportunities.
  • Attend virtual or in-person career fairs.
  • Earn your service honor stole to wear at graduation.

You’ve already proven you can succeed in one world-class organization. We believe in you and know you can succeed here as well. ASU’s Pat Tillman Veterans Center team is here to help you every step of the way. It’s why ASU is consistently included among the best schools for veterans and military students.

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You've earned your military benefits, but navigating the paperwork can be tricky. We're here to help.

Check out these steps for getting your benefits started.

For additional assistance, contact ASU’s veteran and military admission specialist.


Pat Tillman Veterans Center

ASU’s Pat Tillman Veterans Center is one of the reasons ASU is a top university for veteran, military and dependent students. The center’s mission is to empower and engage our ASU military and veteran community with their academic and personal success at ASU and beyond.


Campuses and ASU Online

ASU lets you choose the best learning environment for you. We offer four metro Phoenix area campuses as well as a location in Lake Havasu City, known for its outdoor adventures and one-on-one attention. You can also study remotely with ASU Online, which offers the same degrees and professors as our on-campus programs.


Not sure if you're ready for higher education?

Take our "Is College Right For Me?" survey. The veterans center has partnered with PreVeteran to create a survey our community can use to navigate common thoughts experienced when considering higher education after the military. 

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Are you looking for a veteran application to ASU?

We make it easy — there’s no separate application for veteran and military applicants. Just submit the application for your student level.

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Connect with a veteran and military admission specialist in the Pat Tillman Veterans Center if you have any questions about applying to ASU.

LIA 294: Student Success for Veterans

Have you registered for ASU’s veteran-specific introductory course? Designed for the student veteran, LIA 294: Student Success for Veterans provides you with support systems, academic resources and transitional aid. Meet other student veterans and learn about how ASU, the state of Arizona and the VA can assist you throughout your college experience. There are only 19 seats per class on each campus, so secure your spot today.

At ASU, you'll join



ASU military and veteran students
(enrolled in person and online)


in bachelor's degree programs


in graduate degree programs


military spouses and dependents enrolled

(Source: ASU enrollment report, April 2024)



Undergraduate applicants:
Admission Services
Arizona State University
PO Box 871004
Tempe, AZ 85287-1004

Graduate applicants:
Graduate Admission Services
Arizona State University
PO Box 871004
Tempe, AZ 85287-1004


ASU accepts the following military transcripts for transfer credit:

Air Force and Space Force members

Enlisted members

The Community College of the Air Force is a regionally accredited community college. If you received credit for courses taken through the CCAF while in active service, submit this transcript as part of your application. You can request to have your official CCAF transcript sent to ASU from the Community College of the Air Force transcripts page. CCAF now offers electronic transcript delivery through Parchment, a digital credentialing service. Students can create an account on Parchment to send transcripts.


Officer transcripts are maintained by Air University. First-time users must create an account by accessing the AU Service Desk. This works better on non-NIPR and Google Chrome. On the homepage under the Quick Links tab, select Official Transcript Request. Complete the required components of the form, add the attachments and submit. The Service Desk can be accessed by any device that has internet access; it is Common Access Card (CAC) enabled, but this is not required. The AU Service Desk is a secure application and certified for submission of Privacy Act information.

Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard members

  • The Joint Services Transcript has replaced the Coast Guard Institute Transcript, the Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System, and the Sailor/Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript. 
  • All enlisted members, officers and warrant officers, both active and veterans from all Army components, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy, are eligible for a JST. You do not have to be on active duty to access the JST website and your transcript. Active duty, reserve, veterans or National Guard personnel can use JSTs.
  • Some students may have concerns about a security warning when accessing the website. This happens when a user logs in to a Department of Defense network from a non-networked computer without a CAC. You can confirm the security exception to proceed to the JST request site. If you do not confirm this exception, you will be unable to place your order.
  • Register for a JST account, and direct the DoD to send your transcript to ASU.


Honoring our veteran community

Arizona State University is proud of our veteran and active-duty student population, and thankful for all they have done for our country.  


Pat Tillman's life and legacy live on at ASU

Pat Tillman was an ASU student scholar and star football player who graduated in 3½ years and went on to play professionally with the Arizona Cardinals. In 2002, Pat walked away from a $3.6 million contract with the Cardinals to enlist in the U.S. Army. He died while serving in Afghanistan in 2004.

As a scholar, athlete and soldier, Pat Tillman performed at his best. ASU continues to honor Pat with the annual Pat’s Run, the Pat Tillman Veterans Center, Tillman Tunnel and in countless other ways. His passion for life and expectations of excellence reverberate through everything we do.

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Frequently asked questions about being a veteran at ASU


What’s it like to be a veteran or military student at ASU?

There are more than 20,000 veterans and military students on campus and online. You’ll receive support from the Pat Tillman Veterans Center, the VA VetSuccess on Campus counselor, and ASU’s faculty and staff to succeed in your goals — from applying to ASU, getting your benefits set up, making sure you are using your benefits to your best advantage, and getting connected to events and opportunities for veterans and military students.

Is ASU a military friendly school?

ASU is consistently recognized as one of the best schools in the country, both on campus and online, for veterans and the military community. We want veteran and military students and their families to succeed, achieve their goals and move on to the next chapter in their lives, and we’re here to help you get there.

What are the steps to getting admitted as a student veteran?

We understand the admission process can be complicated, so we’ve created a checklist to help guide you through it. Start your application and refer to this checklist throughout the admission process for helpful tips about applying and succeeding as an active duty, veteran or military-affiliated student at ASU.

Are there any degree programs just for veterans or military students?

ASU does not offer exclusive degree programs for veteran or military students. However, we encourage you to take advantage of two courses specifically designed to connect you with other veteran and military students on campus and online, and introduce you to various resources available through the university, the state of Arizona and the Department of Veteran Affairs.

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