We Make Changemakers
UC San Diego is home to more than 1000 military connected students. We have many resources and services dedicated to helping you transition from the military to college life.
Students at UC San Diego
Admissions: Getting Started
You graduated from high school but have not enrolled in a regular (non-summer) session at a college or university.
You've completed college courses during high school (through summer after graduation).
Good to Know
ROTC cadets may qualify for scholarships
UC campuses support leave of absence for deployment and training
You enrolled in a regular session (fall, winter or spring) at a college or university after high school. (Taking a class or two during the summer term immediately following high school graduation doesn’t make you a transfer student.)
Good to know
Most of our student veterans started out at a California community college
Depending on your situation, you may want to consider postponing the use of your Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits
Financial Aid Benefits
We offer many benefits specifically for military connected students, including financial aid for you and your dependents, priority class registration (after the first quarter), a welcome week orientation, active student veterans organizations and a student veterans resource center.
Student Veterans Resource Center
The Student Veterans Resource Center (SVRC) provides social and study space, computers and printing, a pool table, refrigerator, microwave, lockers and meditation room.
The center provides military-connected students orientation, special graduation ceremony, peer mentors, workshops, career development activities and community outreach.
The University of California Office of the President (UCOP) website is dedicated to active duty or veteran military personnel. This website contains information about applying for admission and resources and services available to you once you enroll at UC.
- UC San Diego VA
- About the UC San Diego Veterans Association
- Career Services Center
- Counseling & Psychological Services
- Office of Academic Support & Instructional Services (OASIS)
- Office of Graduate Studies
- Office for Students with Disabilities
- Student Legal Services
- International Center: Students & Programs