Admissions and Advising

The Veteran Services Advisor supports prospective military-connected students through the admissions process in addition to providing current military-connected students with academic advising and transition support.

Admissions Process  

Military-connected students should follow the steps below to get started towards becoming a successful SSU applicant:

  1. Review SSU’s admissions requirements and admissions deadlines to learn about the next available terms of entry and the dates by which admissions documents are due.
  2. Gather your college and military transcripts, including your DD-214, Joint Service Transcripts (JST), and Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) transcripts.
  3. Contact a Strategic Enrollment Recruiter to receive pre-admission advising and support through the application process. All students applying for admissions to Sonoma State University must submit the Cal State Apply online application. To apply, submit an online application at Cal State Apply.
  4. Apply for VA Benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs if applicable. Dependents using the CalVet Fee Waiver should visit their local Veteran Services Office for the appropriate documentation.

Credit for Military Training 

Sonoma State University grants credit for military training in accordance with the recommendation of the American Council of Education. Undergraduate students will receive three units towards general education Area E and three units of elective credit.

Credit for major requirements is determined by the appropriate academic department. Questions regarding this process should be directed to the Office of the Registrar.

Academic Advising 

For advising regarding general education, university requirements and university policies and procedures, all undergraduate military-connected students have access to the Veteran Services Advisor. The Veteran Services Advisor is available year round, with the exception of holidays when the campus is closed. Prospective and incoming students should also connect with the Veteran Services Advisor for an initial advising appointment.

It is highly recommended that all students meet with an advisor regularly. At minimum, this means once a semester. Students should expect limited availability during peak advising times, generally the beginning of the semester and around registration.

Current and prospective graduate and certificate program students should consult with their department directly.