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SIU has a strong connection with students in the military. We’ve been recognized by veterans and active military publications for veterans for our dedication to serving those who’ve served their country.

If you are currently serving in the military and you want to use SIU to enhance your military career or to begin planning for your post-military life, we’ve got your back. Applying to SIU is easy for active duty personnel and veterans. Find out how to apply.

Effective Summer 2018:

Active Duty servicemembers may be provisionally admitted to the University for one semester with incomplete academic credentials. A copy of the military ID is needed to verify status for provisional admission and for tuition assessment purposes. Certain academic records may be necessary to receive financial aid. For students to be released from provisional status, they must submit official transcripts from all institutions previously attended, including official high school transcripts (or GED, HiSET, or TASC scores) if the student has earned less than 26 transferable semester hours.  In addition,  ACT or SAT scores are required if the applicant is under 21 years of age and has earned less than 26 transferable semester hours. Working closely with their academic advisors, students must submit all required academic records and meet all University admission requirements in order to register for further coursework beyond the first semester of attendance.