SMU is proud to have students who have served their country in the armed services. There are many undergraduate transfer students on campus from all branches of the military. These veterans enhance our community through the experiences they bring and the commitment they have to their education.

The Post 9/11 GI Bill makes an SMU education accessible and affordable. The University is also pleased to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program for veterans who are 100% benefit eligible. For more information about SMU's commitment to veterans, please visit the Enrollment Services Veterans website.

More information about applying for your veterans benefits is available on SMU's Quick Connect Guide titled "Information for Veterans Transferring as Undergraduates".

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, military veterans are considered transfer students for the admission process due to their military transcript.

All high school coursework and ACT/SAT test scores will be considered in the admission process for transfer applicants with fewer than 30 credit hours of transferable college coursework. Vocational, remedial or technical classes will not transfer to SMU.

As of Fall 2011, SMU is a Yellow Ribbon Program participating school. To be considered for benefits, Yellow Ribbon recipients must be 100% eligible on the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Participation differs from program to program. Please see our Veteran Affairs Yellow Ribbon Program page for additional information regarding specific Yellow Ribbon funds.

Certifying attendance with the VA is completed through SMU's Registrar's Office. SMU's Veterans Affairs Certifying Officials are Veronica Decena and Mitzie Goff.

No. Military credit is not transferable to SMU.

Visit the VA's GI Bill homepage at or

All SMU students have access to SMU's Counseling Services as well as the Dr. Bob Smith Health Center. SMU provides students with individual counseling, psychiatric counseling, and recovery services.

Click here for more information on counseling services offered at SMU and the Health Center.

MilVets Student Organization