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Application Instructions

We understand that the veteran standing in front of us today has grown immeasurably since high school graduation.

Your background is unique and your service and drive will propel your success in our rigorous academic setting. Whatever educational path you are pursuing, we’re committed to making it a meaningful academic experience. 

Follow the steps below to apply as a military, veteran or dependant student.  
 

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 Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 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 step 2.

Step 2

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

Traditional Online Graduate

Step 3

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

  • COE (Certificate of Eligibility) - Visit https://www.vets.gov/education/ 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)
  • Signed course schedule (must be turned in each semester you wish to use benefits)
     
Step 4

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

Once you have applied, you will be contacted by the Office of Admissions.