Veteran and Military Students

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We’ll do everything we can to make your transition from the military to the University as seamless and hassle-free as possible. In fact, Military Times Edge consistently includes SIU on its national Best for Vets Colleges list. 

Here are some other places to go for information:

Active Duty Military

SIU has a strong connection with students in the military. Veterans and active military publications have recognized us for our dedication to serving those who’ve served their country.

If you are currently serving in the military and you want to use SIU to enhance your military career or to begin planning for your post-military life, we’ve got your back. Check out our off campus military programs.

New to SIU and Applying as a Transfer Student

Do you have 26 transferable semester hours or 39 quarter hours and a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (as calculated by SIU grading policies)? You could be eligible to be admitted as a transfer student.

New to SIU and Applying as a Freshman

If you have graduated or will graduate from high school or equivalent, but have not completed college coursework after high school, you should apply as a freshman.