Getting Started: The College Admission Process for Veterans

Have you recently asked yourself, “I’m ready for college, now what?”

Some veteran students say that unlike the clear structure and organization of the military, the process of enrolling in college is convoluted and vague. Rather than moving directly from point A to point B, they feel like they are mired in an endless maze of bureaucracy to apply for admissions, VA educational benefits and financial aid, in addition to the hurdles of registering for classes and learning their way around campus.

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) recognized this concern and addressed it during this year’s annual convention. NACAC has provided a detailed checklist to help veterans get started.

Here are some main points:

Why SLU?

Saint Louis University offers nearly 100 undergraduate programs that are challenging and relevant in today’s world, so you’re sure to find something that interests you. SLU also provides academic and social support for veterans as well as other services.

Finally, if you need help starting your college career at Saint Louis University, we are here to help. Schedule a visit or give us a call today:

General Inquiries

Michael Bamber, Program Director for Military Outreach
314-977-3425
mbamber1@slu.edu

Admissions / Transcript Review

Matt Schutte, Assistant Director
314-977-3716
tschutt1@slu.edu

Registrar Coordinator / VA Certifying Official

Jennifer Matteson
314-977-2259
jmattes2@slu.edu

Financial Aid

Student Financial Services
314-977-2350
sfs@slu.edu

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