Cal State San Bernardino is proud to provide educational opportunities for veterans of the military services and their dependents. The Office of Admissions and Student recruitment, in partnership with the entire campus community is here to support you through your journey to becoming a Coyote.
We have collected for you important information and campus resources to help streamline your admission process. However, If you ever have any questions or concerns please reach out. We thank you for your service and can't wait to welcome you to our campus.
Application Filling Period for Veterans
CSUSB is committed to provide access to Higher Education for Military Veteran students. With this in mind, we are always open for Veteran applicants. No matter the time of year you wish to apply, we have an available term for you.
Unfortunately we are unable to extend deadlines for military dependents.
Applications to Cal State, San Bernardino are submitted through Cal State Apply. Cal State Apply is a resource for gathering information about particular campuses and programs, understanding impaction requirements and for submission of your application for admission review.
Use this direct link to access all CSUSB application programs Cal State Apply CSUSB Programs
October 1 - June 30
Applications for Fall will be accepted from all transfer applicants October 1 through November 30. However, an extended deadline of July 31 will be available for qualified Recently Discharged Veteran Applicants. After July 31st, Veteran applicants will be able to apply for our follow spring term.
For more information, and all Fall Admission deadlines visit our website:
August 1 - September 30
Applications for Spring will be accepted from all transfer applicants August 1 through August 31. However, an extended deadline of September 30th will be available for qualified Recently Discharged Veteran Applicants. After September 30th Veteran applicants will be able to apply for our follow fall term.
Please be aware: Some applicant types and some majors may not be available for the Spring term. For more information, and all Spring Admission deadlines visit our website:
Admission Requirements for Veterans
Submitting an application to CSUSB is the first step in becoming a Coyote! To make sure that your application will be successful you should understand what admission requirements you will be asked to meet. Below you can find information for Undergraduate applicants. We admit both First-Year students joining us after high school graduation and Transfer students who have prior college experience.
Credit for Military Service
The university grants lower-division undergraduate credit for completion of basic training in the armed forces of the United States. This credit is applied to the Lifelong Understanding area of General Education.
A limited amount of additional credit may be granted to students who have completed certain service schools in addition to basic training. The total amount of credit earned on the basis of externally developed tests and through recommendations of the commission, which may be applied to a baccalaureate degree, shall not exceed 45 quarter units, except that advanced placement credit is excluded from the limit.
All incoming CSUSB students will be required to submit documents to complete their admission process. However, what documents are required for your unique situation and when they are due may vary for each student.
For a personalized list of your required documents, CSUSB has created a To Do list for each student. We ask all applicants to access their myCoyote account and To Do list before submitting documents.
If you did not include your DD-214 in your application, a copy of the document can be electronically or physically delivered to our campus.
JST: Veterans are also encouraged to submit their Joint Services Transcript (JST) to the Office of Admission and Student Recruitment for course credit evaluation.
Transcripts: All applicants to CSUSB are required to submit Official transcripts and are held to strict document deadlines. For more information on submitting transcripts visit our Submitting Documents webpage.
Service members, veterans, reservists, National Guard members and dependents may be eligible for various educational benefits. Depending on what program you are eligible for, benefits can cover some or all of the tuition costs, assist with living expenses and more. More information for veterans, active duty service members and their families who plan on attending the California State University system, please visit their Troops to College website.
Veterans Success Center (VSC)
As part of the Division of Student Affairs, California State University, San Bernardino's VSC demonstrates the university's commitment to being one of the nation's top military friendly schools by providing high quality support services to military veterans, service members, dependents and stakeholders. Moreover, the VSC will become a center of excellence for the Inland Empire by offering leadership opportunities and innovative education programs to the target population.
Veterans Success Center, San Bernardino Campus
The Veterans Success Center supports former, current, and future service members of the United States Armed Forces and their dependents with the transition from higher education to career, navigation through their academic experience, and celebration of their service and achievements by offering high-quality support services, resources, and events.
San Bernardino Campus Contacts:
Veterans Success Center, Palm Desert Campus
The mission of the Palm Desert Campus Veterans Success Center is to provide support services focused on the special needs and requirements of today’s military veterans, service members and dependents to assist them in transitioning to the university environment and in achieving their academic and personal development goals.
Palm Desert Campus Contact: