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Military

We are proud to be a Yellow Ribbon School

Adelphi is an ideal university for military students. Our president is a Navy veteran, and we’re a Yellow Ribbon school. Active, reserve, and veteran military students using Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits or any other V.A. program benefits can apply and enroll in undergraduate or graduate programs through University College. Our goal is to create a smooth and efficient application experience for you.

The admissions process for University College is the same for all students, regardless of their previous level of education or their desired program. However, there are some unique requirementssupport services, and application procedures that military members may want to consider. Adelphi University also has military-specific financial aid information for your convenience.

Regardless of the program, any military students who plan on using G.I. Bill benefits should follow this general application process:


Step 1

Fully complete the online University College application, noting your interest in University College. Include an essay that demonstrates your intellectual promise and your motivation to engage in college-level work. There’s no application fee for any active, reserve, or veteran military applicant.


Step 2

If eligible, complete a VONAPP (online application) for V.A. benefits.

Even if you may be covered completely by V.A. education benefits, complete an online FAFSA form for federal and state financial aid.


Step 3

Contact our Registrar’s Office to notify them of your active, reserve, or veteran military status and your plans, if any, to use G.I. Bill benefits.


Step 4

Contact a pre-enrollment academic advisor at Adelphi who specializes in assisting active, reserve, and veteran military students. The advisor can assist you with all application and enrollment questions.

Adelphi University
Christina Cowan
Hagedorn Hall of Enterprise, Room 201
Garden City, NY 11530-0701
p – 516.877.3411
e – ccowan@adelphi.edu


Step 5

You should immediately receive a confirmation email stating that your application was received.


Step 6

Provide official high school transcripts and all previous college transcripts. Please note that high school transcripts are only required for students who have not completed a minimum of 30 college credits. Submit transcripts either prior to or within 30 days of the date of the official letter of acceptance. Have them sent directly to:

Adelphi University
Office of University Admissions
Levermore Hall, Room 114
1 South Avenue
P.O. Box 701
Garden City, NY 11530-0701


If admitted, you will receive an official letter of acceptance to Adelphi University and University College. If you have any questions or concerns about the admissions process, or want to find out your admission status, please contact University College at 516.877.3412 or ucinfo@adelphi.edu.

Upcoming Admissions Deadlines
Our Academic Calendar lists starting dates for each semester. You should begin your application process at least two to three months prior to the semester in which you want to enroll.

  • For fall semester, begin the application process in May.
  • For spring semester, begin the application process in October.

Important Notes

  • Admission to programs in University College is based upon the ability to complete college-level work. Although past academic records are required and reviewed, University College is more concerned with a potential student’s present motivation to earn a degree than with previous academic performance.
  • The Office of University Admissions makes every effort to notify candidates of their admission decision approximately three weeks after completed application is received.
  • An admitted student may be permitted to register for classes and to earn college credit pending the receipt of official supporting application materials.
  • Accepted students will not receive full admission status until all official transcripts have been received and evaluated. Once official transcripts have been received and evaluated, written notification of the number of accepted transfer credits will be sent to accepted students by the Office of Admissions.
  • Admitted students who do not comply with the above will be unable to register for future terms. Administrative withdrawal may be reversed once the outstanding transcripts are received.
  • University College was founded to serve the nontraditional and adult student, and its admission policy reflects a commitment to enrolling students who may have not had the opportunity to complete their degree in a traditional undergraduate program.
  • If you prefer a paper application, call 516.877.3412 or email ucinfo@adelphi.edu to request one be mailed or faxed to you.

Questions? We’re here to help.

For more information for military students, please visit our Admissions for the Military and Veterans page.

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