Why Choose Monroe
Monroe has one of the largest veteran populations of any college in the New York metropolitan area. In fact, we were recognized by U.S. News & World Report as One of the Best Colleges for Veterans, Regional Universities North. From the moment you submit your application, we have a team dedicated to your success — military benefit specialists, admission advisers specifically for Military Veterans, and a director of military affairs that oversees the College's Office of Veteran & Active Duty Affairs. Plus, we ensure all applicants take advantage of the benefits and financial aid options available to them.
How to Apply
At Monroe, our military veteran admissions team will be there to navigate the financial aid and registration process. We are here to support you every step of the way so you can be successful in your academic goals.
- A Completed Application. You must submit your application online at monroecollege.edu/apply. You'll first create a Monroe ID in your application portal and share key information like your areas of interest.
- A Completed Essay. The essay is your time to shine and communicate your story in your own words in a way that goes beyond your grades.
- Application Fee or Fee Waiver. All military veterans receive fee waivers.
- Official College Transcripts (from all institutions attended). A transcript should be presented to admissions during the application process. You can upload or email your transcript to email@example.com.
- High School Transcript or Diploma. You can upload or send your unofficial transcript by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Schedule your interview. In person, by phone or via Skype, we want to connect with you, meet the person behind the application and hear your dreams and career goals.
Monroe has a generous transfer-credit policy and will work with you to identify credits to be applied to your degree from many sources.
As a member of Service Members Opportunity Colleges (SOC) and The Concurrent Admissions Program (ConAP), Monroe accepts American Council on Education (ACE) recommended credit for:
- Military training or experience
- College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
- Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)
- Proficiency Examination Program (PEP)
- United States Armed Forces Institute (USAFI)
You also may receive credit for the following:
- Prior colleges and universities you attended
- Police or Corrections Academy training
- Life experience
Monroe College is a member of:
- Service members Opportunity Colleges (SOC)
- The Concurrent Admissions Program (ConAp)
- DANTES External Degree Catalog (DANTES)
When to Apply
|Fall (Sept - Dec)||August 31|
|Winter (Jan - Apr)||December 31|
Many veterans who are eligible for the GI Bill® and active duty military attend Monroe with no out-of-pocket expense. Many applicants are eligible for tuition assistance from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other government agencies. In addition to tuition, benefits pay housing and textbook costs.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the VA. More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official US government website.
Military Campus Liaison
All Veterans and Active Duty Military should contact Roxanna Virgo with any questions in regards to the following items:
- Military education benefits
- Veterans’ education benefits
- Academic Advising
- Financial Advising (including all forms of Financial Aid (Federal, State, Military, Veteran)
- Disability Counseling
- Career Services