Veterans and Dependents

Millersville University welcomes veterans, active and inactive military personnel. 

Credits can be awarded for training done through all branches of the armed services. Prior training may fit towards the General Education Course Requirements required of all students regardless of major or towards the academic major. The 3-credit wellness / health education component of the General Education Curriculum is waived for those who have completed basic training. Over 100 majors and concentrations within majors can be completed at Millersville. Click here for a complete list of majors available at Millersville University.

Financial Aid and Educational Benefits for Veterans

The Veterans Certifying Official in the Office of Financial Aid at Millersville University handles all paperwork for individuals applying for the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) educational benefits. This office is also your link to the DVA in cases of problems with educational benefit processing. More info available here on financial aid and educational benefits for veterans.

Contact Information for the Veterans Certifying Officials:

Giselle Fernandez,
Scholarship Coordinator

Office of Financial Aid
PO Box 1002
Millersville PA 17551
Telephone: 717-871-5100
Fax: 717-871-2248

The VA Certifying Officials are located in the Office of Financial Aid on the first floor of Lyle Hall.

Concurrent Admission Program (ConAp)

Millersville University participates in the Concurrent Admissions Program with the Army, Army Reserves, and Army National Guard. It is a partnership between the Army Recruiting Command and over 1,900 participating colleges to mutually advance the goals of lifelong learning and postsecondary education for Future Soldiers. Click here for details.

Credits Accepted at Millersville University

  • Credits for military training are awarded based upon recommendations by American Council on Education Guides.
  • Credits for college coursework completed while in active duty are also accepted with grades of “C” or higher.  Elective credits may be awarded if an exact equivalent does not exist.
  • Course equivalency lists.
  • Millersville University is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and will accept credits from other regionally accredited institutions (see list on left).
  • Credits are accepted from DANTES and USAFI programs.
  • Request Joint Services Transcripts

Application Process

Millersville operates on rolling admissions and applications are reviewed as they become complete.

Suggested deadlines:

  • March 1 for fall (August) semester enrollment
  • October 1 for spring (January) enrollment

Click here to get complete transfer application details.

Apply Now

After an application has been submitted, students may check the status of the application online.

Pennsylvania Residency

Active military personnel who maintain legal PA residency while on active duty are considered residents. Proofs of PA residency include: PA income tax returns, PA voter registration, PA driver’s license and mortgage payments within PA, among others.

Non Pennsylvania Resident Tuition Discount

Academically strong transfer applicants who are non-residents of Pennsylvania may be eligible for a tuition discount of approximately $3,000. The discount is granted to non Pennsylvania residents who have achieved a 3.5 or higher GPA at a regionally accredited institution, and have earned at least 12 transferable college level credits when they begin their enrollment at MU. A combined GPA will be calculated for students who have attended multiple post secondary institutions. The discount cannot be applied until the final transfer college transcript is received and processed. Students will be notified of the discount within 5 weeks of receipt of the final transcript. This is a discount, not a scholarship. The amount would be deducted from the tuition bill. Additional details are included with eligibility letters.

Accepting the Offer of Admission

Receipt of the confirmation fee (click here for instructions) leads to the “next steps” of the application process.

Students will then have access or be provided with:

  • a degree audit showing where previous credits fit towards the Millersville degree
  • contact information of an academic advisor within their (major) department
  • invitation to orientation and other special events for incoming transfer students

Advisement and Registration

  • All incoming students who have confirmed their intent to enroll at Millersville are strongly encouraged to contact an academic advisor by phone, email or face to face meeting. Each incoming student will be assigned to an academic advisor within his or her major department a bit closer to the start of the semester.
  • Academic Advisement at Millersville is provided by our faculty members. Click here for a list of advisors.
  • Click here for additional “advisement and next steps for transfer students” information.
  • Registration at Millersville begins in April for the fall and in November for the spring semesters and is on-going through the first week of the semester. It is primarily by credit priority (those with the most credits register first) and is done on-line and does not require a special trip to campus. Special “Transfer Advisement Days” are offered in December and in July for incoming students. Invitations are sent via email. 
  • Web Schedule and Registration Guide

Placement Tests

Placement testing will vary for each incoming transfer student depending on academic background and major.

  • Math: Transfer students who have received credit for a college-level math course should contact the math placement coordinator to see if they must take this test. Email, or call 717-871-7668. Click here for additional details.
  • Chemistry: The Chemistry Department does not administer a formal chemistry placement test. Students with math placement test results of 101 or better have the option of registering for CHEM 110 or CHEM 111. Click here for additional details.
  • Foreign Languages: Students who wish to take a foreign language at the 101 or 102 elementary level do not need to take the placement exam. For those who have had 0-1 year of high school FORL, it is recommended that you sign up for 101; with 2 years of foreign language study, we recommend that you register for 102. If students are interested in placement at the Elementary 102 level, please complete the online placement form requesting placement at that level based on your previous language experience. Your request will be reviewed and you will be contacted via email with a response to your request.

Visit Campus

Multiple visit experiences are offered. Take a virtual of campus or come to campus. Click here to find a date that works with your schedule. We also offer a casual conversation event, specifically for transfer students and held every 2nd and 4th Tuesday. Our Coffee & Credits event gives you the opportunity to have your questions answered about any parts of the application and admission, transfer credit information, and any other steps in the transition process, all while enjoying complimentary Starbucks drinks! Sign up on our event calendar here.


Transfer Orientation is a one-day orientation program offered in the summer for students beginning classes in the fall semester and the winter for students beginning classes in the spring semester.  A $50 orientation fee is automatically applied to your tuition bill and covers meals and program expenses. Click here for details for registration and additional information.

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