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Veteran and Military-Connected Student Admissions

We support those who have served selflessly.

Why Choose the Mount?

The Mount has a reputation for providing personalized attention and support to our students. This is important for all students, but we also have experience specifically in providing additional supports for all of our military-connected students: veterans, active duty, reserves, and spouses and children of members of the armed services.

At Mount St. Mary's University, we are proud of our history of working with the armed services.

  • During World War II, at least 727 Mountaineers join the armed forces, 48 of them as chaplains, and the college initiated a CAA-War Training Service School for flying specialists. A Navy V-12 deck officers school was established, enrolling nearly 400 officers.
  • In honor of its service to the armed forces training programs, the school received a 3-inch/ 50-caliber anti-aircraft gun from the USS Detroit—a ship credited with one downed and one assisted downed aircraft during the battle at Pearl Harbor. Two years later Memorial Gymnasium was built and dedicated to the alumni killed in World Wars I and II.
  • In 2009, the Mount established our Veterans' Walkway to honor the Mount's military veterans, featuring monuments, the American flag, and flags from each of the branches of the armed services.
  • In 2012, the Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy selected the Mount to provide the academic component of its Warriors to Workforce program, training veterans with service-related disabilities to become successful Contract Specialists for the VA and other governmental agencies.

Alissa Hart
School Certifying Official

ROTC/Military Science Department

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The Mount welcomes all of our military-connected students and their families. Whether you are a veteran, active duty service member, National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse or child of a soldier, you are welcome here. The Mount also has an active Military Science / ROTC program for students who are interested in becoming an Army officer.

Learn more about Military Science / ROTC

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It was helpful that some of my military experience transferred into college credits, which gave me a head start on my degree. That, along with the supportive and accommodating staff, allowed me to earn my bachelor’s degree from the Mount.

Benjamin Villasenor, C'20 1st Infantry Division U.S. Army, bachelor's degree in business

Transfer Credit

Your military training and service are important, and the Mount wants to award you college credit for your training. You can send us your Joint Services Transcript or Community College of the Air Force transcript, and we will evaluate your transcript for academic credit.

We can accept up to 30 lower-level credits and up to an additional 15 upper-level credits for military training. Departmental approval is required for any courses to satisfy specific requirements for your program of study.

For more information on transfer credits, visit undergraduate transfer admissions or adult undergraduate transfer admissions.

Readmission after Interrupted Studies

Service members and reservists will be readmitted to a program if they are temporarily unable to attend class or have to suspend their studies due to service requirements. They will be readmitted with the same academic status they had when last attending the institution or accepted for admission to the school. Contact MSMU’s SCO,

Tuition Discount for Active-Duty Military

The Mount’s Division of Continuing Studies honors the tuition assistance (TA) benefit for active-duty military students, reducing the tuition costs to $250 per credit hour for eligible students pursuing an accelerated undergraduate or graduate program. Appropriate documentation is required each semester. To be eligible for the reduced military tuition rate, you need to submit the following document:

All active-duty servicemembers (including Guard and Reserve) must contact their Education Service Officer (ESO) or Education Counselor within their branch of service prior to enrolling in any courses at Mount St. Mary’s University. For more information about military tuition assistance processes, visit Military OneSource’s website.

Each military branch has its own process and TA application form. For more information, view the links below.

TA DECIDE is an information and comparison tool designed specifically to aid participants of the DoD's Tuition Assistance program in making informed choices on schools and education programs.

Veteran Student Financial Aid

The Mount proudly welcomes veteran students. We recognize and value the sacrifices you and your family have made to serve selflessly and will make every effort to help make your transition to college as easy as possible. We work with veteran students in determining the financial aid opportunities, including the Yellow Ribbon Program, that may be available based on eligibility. Please don't hesitate to contact us and learn more about financial aid opportunities.

Learn more about veteran student financial aid

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The Mount has a chapter of SALUTE, the national honor society for student veterans.

Getting Started at the Mount

Your first step is to complete your online application, free of charge. Then reach out to our Financial Aid Office to discuss military educational benefits and other ways we can help you pay for college.

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The Mount offers many resources for current veteran students.

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