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The Office of Admissions has valuable information for veterans looking to apply at the undergraduate level. You can find useful information in their Frequently Asked Questions for Veterans.

Our staff are not able to answer specific questions about admissions requirements and exceptions, however the Office of Admissions has staff that can answer your specific military and veterans related admissions questions.

Call the Office of Admissions at 612-625-2008 or 1-800-752-1000 and ask for their veteran or military admissions staff.

If you are applying for admissions while deployed overseas, you do not have to pay the application fee. However, the Office of Admissions will need a copy of your orders.

Veterans applying for undergraduate admission may request an application fee waiver. Visit the Office of Admissions forms and publications page to access the Application Fee Waiver Request under the financial forms section. On the form, select "Other" as the reason and include a brief personal statement to indicate veteran status. Submit this request to the Office of Admissions for review. 

As a freshman, you are also required to submit ACT or SAT scores. However, if you are unable to take the ACT, contact the Office of Admissions veteran or military admissions staff.

Veterans applying for graduate or professional school admission should contact the program to which they are applying to inquire about the application fee waivers.

The University of Minnesota awards credit very conservatively for learning experiences at military schools. For credit to be granted, the material covered in the school must be like the material taught in a course on the Twin Cities campus. The amount and level of credit given is determined by faculty in the appropriate University department. No credit is awarded for schools that are specific to military activities, or for Military Occupational Specialty. Credit is not normally allowed from specialized or proprietary institutions, or industry-based education programs.

The Defense Language Institute (DLI) in Presidio of Monterey, California, is regionally accredited at the higher education level. Courses completed at this institution are evaluated in the same way as courses from other colleges or universities. You must have an official DLI transcript sent to the Office of Admissions when you apply.

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