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CSUMB is a full participant in the CSU Troops to College Program. Veterans and active duty military (or spouses) receive admissions priority, however, all regular upper division transfer requirements must be met in order to be admitted. Applications are submitted on as an upper division transfer student. If you are unsure that you meet upper division transfer requirements, contact our office.

Military credit

College credit may be given for military training or job duties as listed on a veteran student's official military transcript: Joint Services Transcript (JST) or CCAF/Air U. Specialized military schools such as the Defense Language Institute also have separate transcripts to be submitted. The Office of Admissions will determine what credit to assign based on the American Council on Education (ACE) credit recommendations, along with our own evaluation. Once you’ve been admitted to a CSU campus, you should first submit your DD 214/Separation Documents if you didn’t upload these when applying to the CSU through Cal State Apply. (You can apply for a copy of your DD 214 at the National Archives.)

How much credit is assigned will vary by student. Military credit is often vocational in nature and will not replace academic credit. Veterans will need to attend a 2-year or 4-year college prior to CSUMB to meet all transfer admission requirements.

Veteran benefits

In addition to admissions support, CSUMB has a Veteran Student Services Office and Veterans Resource Center that act as a liaison for all Veteran and Military connected students. For assistance with VA benefits and State Benefit program information, please feel free to contact CSUMB Veteran Services directly.


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