Military and veterans at ASU



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ASU Online is ranked among the top schools for veterans and military seeking to advance in their careers. You’ll receive the same degree and take classes with the same professors as our on-campus students.

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ASU offers you options to find the best learning environment that fits you: from a location that offers outdoor adventures and one-on-one attention (ASU@Lake Havasu) to a large traditional campus with Pac-12 athletics (Tempe campus), and everything in between (Downtown Phoenix, Polytechnic, Thunderbird and West campuses).

Find your campus fit .

If you're thinking about applying, you probably have some questions — and we have the answers

Applying to ASU as a veteran or military student? There's no separate application for veteran and military applicants. You will submit an application based on your student level.

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Connect with a military advocate if you have any questions about applying to ASU.

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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.

At ASU, you'll join
ASU military and veteran students
in bachelor's degree programs
in master's degree programs
in doctoral programs


Undegraduate applicants:
Admission Services
Arizona State University
PO Box 870112
Tempe, AZ 85287-0112

Graduate applicants:
Graduate Admission Services
Arizona State University
PO Box 870112
Tempe, AZ 85287-0112

Military transcripts

ASU accepts the following military transcripts:

The CCAF is a regionally accredited community college. If you received credit for courses taken through the CCAF while serving in the Air Force, submit this transcript as part of your undergraduate application. The JST will be reviewed for possible transfer credit but is not evaluated for admission. Submit your JST as early as possible for timely evaluation, but it will not delay your admission decision.

More about transferring military credits

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 6,000 military and veteran 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 military and veteran 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. Learn more about how ASU remains at the forefront of military education.

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

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 military or veteran student at ASU.

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

ASU does not yet 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. Learn more about these programs.

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