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Military & Veterans Admission

Let us help you meet your goals as you transition from service to student.

Lipscomb is honored to serve those who have already sacrificed so much in service to our nation. Veterans and military families deserve a meaningful academic experience, and we want to offer that through nationally ranked scholarship and deep spiritual formation. Your military background has been an incredibly important part of your journey so far, and we value the unique perspective you can contribute to our community. 

We participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program and liaise with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs to help maximize your military benefits. More than likely, you’ll be attending Lipscomb tuition free. Once you arrive, our Veteran Services Office is here to provide a network of support throughout your college career.

Online Certification Request Form

How to Apply

We understand that the veteran standing in front of us today is not the same young adult that graduated from high school, which is why we take a unique approach to our admission process. As a veteran, you have much to offer in terms of real-world experience, and we embrace your unique background in the classroom. Whatever educational path you are pursuing, we’re committed to making it a meaningful academic experience. 

Transferring Credit


Application Checklist

Step 1

Schedule a one-on-one consultation with a Lipscomb Veteran Services staff member. Meetings can take place in our office or via phone conversation. Consultation meetings can be scheduled on any day of the week. Times will be flexible to suit your needs. The consultation helps us to serve you more efficiently and effectively. We want to ensure that you receive your full benefits, such as the GI Bill, Strong Act and Tuition Assistance.

A consultation with the Veteran Services Office is required prior to beginning the next step.

Book an Appointment

Step 2

Apply to whichever pathway you are pursuing—traditional undergraduate, online or graduate.

During the application process, veterans can enter the code "VETERAN" to bypass the application fee.

Traditional Online Graduate

Step 3

If using VA educational benefits, you will need to turn in the following documentation to the Veteran Services Office for your benefits to be processed:

  • COE (Certificate of Eligibility) - Visit to apply for VA educational benefits (such as the Post 9/11 GI Bill, Chapter 35 – Dependents Educational Assistance, etc.). The VA will generate a Certificate of Eligibility based on your remaining entitlement.
  • DD-214 (member 4) - Not required for dependents or active duty service members
  • Statement of Understanding (will be provided by the Veteran Services Office)
  • Certification Request Form (CRF), which needs to be submitted after registering for classes each semester, and any time a class has been added or dropped.


Step 4

Request official military transcripts to be sent directly to the school. 

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