Undergraduate Checklist

  1. Visit CUNY's "Prepare to Apply" page for Veterans & Military Personnel
  2. Before you apply to CUNY as an undergraduate, follow the steps to attain your application fee waiver (n ote: veterans are exempt from paying the commitment deposit. The college(s) will provide you with deposit information upon acceptance to the college(s)).
  3. Apply to CUNY before the semester deadline ( For Fall: February 1, For Spring: September 15)
  4. Send your military transcript and required supporting documents to CUNY/UAPC. Visit www.cuny.edu/afteryouapply for more information.
     The Army and Coast Guard transcript systems have been merged into the Navy/Marine transcript system. The transcript is called the Joint Services Transcript or JST. The JST is now available for all branches except for the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF).
  5. Enroll in the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill (Chapter 33) or the MGIB (Chapter 30) online through VONAPP
  6. File FAFSA before deadline
  7. Apply for NYS TAP
  8. Apply for NYS Veterans Tuition Award (VTA)
  9. Apply for NY National Guard Tuition Benefit before deadline (if eligible)
  10. Apply for G.I. Bill Benefits at your home college by providing a "Certificate of Eligibility" to your college's certifying official from the VA
  11. Provide copy of DD-214 or DD-2384 (issued by your unit) to your college's certifying official and the VA
  12. Apply for Veteran Work-Study
  13. Join your college's student veterans organization (and if they don't have one create one by visiting your college's student affairs office)


Need assistance? Please Call the CUNY Office of Veterans Affairs at: 212.652.2002.