Veterans & Military Affiliated
Find a Network of Support at UCR.
As a student veteran or service member, you'll receive dedicated support from the moment you apply to UCR. Get assistance from an admissions counselor during the application process. Connect with our Financial Aid office to maximize your education benefits. Discover opportunities and build community at the Veterans Resource Center (VRC).
UCR is proud to be recognized as one of the best universities in the United States for student veterans. UCR is a Yellow Ribbon Program campus, which means that the university and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provide funds to cover all nonresident supplemental tuition and fees for eligible students in all majors, with no limit.
Attend a university committed to your success. Apply to UCR today!
Applying to UCR
Prospective freshman students can only apply for fall admission to UCR, while prospective transfer students can apply for either winter or fall admission. The winter application period is July 1–31 and the fall application period is Nov. 1–30.
Learn more about applying to UCR as a freshman.
Learn more about applying to UCR as a transfer.
Contact Us First!
Before you apply to UCR, contact an admissions counselor! They can review your transcripts to determine if you should apply as a freshman or transfer.
Download a Military/Veteran Checklist
Prepare for admission to UCR with the Military/Veteran Admission Checklist.
Download the Transfer Student Experience Brochure
Learn about the programs, resources and opportunities available to UCR students in the Transfer Student Experience Brochure.
“UCR fosters a great learning environment. The campus is kept clean and it feels like springtime throughout the year. The professors are very knowledgeable in their respective fields and show enthusiasm for teaching, which makes learning more fun.”
Resources & Support
UCR offers dedicated programs and resources for student veterans and servicemembers. Get the support you need to earn your degree and start a new career.
Our Housing office can help you find a military roommate (if desired) and will work with you if your GI Bill payment is late.
Operation Education Scholarship
In addition to financial assistance, students who receive the Operation Education Scholarship are also provided with academic, home and social support.
Operation VETS (Veteran, Employment, Transition, Success) is a career-development program designed for student veterans and servicemembers of all majors and class levels.
Enjoy priority enrollment beginning your second quarter at UCR so that you can get the classes you need.
UCR is home to more than 450 student organizations, including the Student Veterans Organization, a group offering community and support to student veterans and service members on campus and through social activities.
Veterans Resource Center (VRC)
The VRC is the go-to support center for you and your dependents at UCR. Located in Bannockburn H-108, the center is where you can find resources, get referrals, use computers and printers for classwork, get free Scantrons and blue books at exam time, connect with other student veterans and servicemembers and just hang out between classes.
Veterans Resource Brochure
Read more about how UCR supports student veterans and servicemembers.