Veterans/Returned Military

Resources for Veterans and Returning Military

The University of Utah is pleased to welcome veterans and returning military amongst our student body, and want to make sure your needs are met. Below are some resources designed specifically for you: 

  • Find out more about how you may use your VA benefits at the University of Utah through the Office of the Registrar at Veteran Services
  • The Veterans Support Center is staffed by student Veterans who understand the educational process and are committed to helping you transition to life at the University of Utah.   
  • Special exceptions exist for veterans and returning military attempting to establish residency - find out more here

Please note that students who served at least 181 cumulative days of U.S. active duty military services and were honorably discharged or are currently on active duty are eligible to receive four lower-division hours of graduation credit for basic training. Apply for this credit through Veteran Affairs in the Registrar's Office.

Credit may be awarded for certain military service training and experience. The University of Utah follows the American Council on Education (ACE) Military Guide to determine transferability, and will transfer credit that is both ACE recommended and parallel to coursework taught at the U. If you wish to receive credit for your military training, please send your official Joint Services Transcript (JST) to the Office of Admissions. Once you've been admitted and paid the enrollment deposit, please contact the Office of Admissions at 801-581-8761 to initiate an evaluation of your credit. You must meet with an Academic Advisor before military credit can be awarded. You can set up an appointment to meet with an advisor by calling 801-581-8146. Please specify that you are interested in receiving credit for military service when setting the appointment

Marine Corps' Leadership Scholars Program

The University of Utah is proud to be the only school in Utah participating in the Marine Corps' Leadership Scholars Program, which assists Marines in furthering their education.