New ASU program makes it easier for veterans to attend college after serving

By Bridget Dowd
Published: Friday, November 11, 2022 - 1:15pm
Updated: Friday, November 11, 2022 - 2:45pm

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A sign on Apache Boulevard at ASU Tempe Campus in February 2021.

Arizona high school seniors who plan to join the military after graduation can benefit from a new program at Arizona State University. 

The program allows those students to attend ASU immediately after completing their military service.

Usually, veterans who want to go to college have to reconnect with their high school to get transcripts and test scores in order to apply.

ASU’s Veteran’s Commitment Plan eliminates those steps by helping students prepare for their post-military college education while still in high school. They’ll apply ahead of joining the military and, if admitted, just defer their enrollment for as long as they serve.

Once they are honorably or medically discharged from the military, they can join ASU at the start of the following semester.

Matt Lopez is associate vice president for academic enterprise enrollment and executive director of Admission Services.

“Through ASU’s Veteran’s Commitment, we make it easy for Arizona’s admitted high school graduates who choose to become service members to pursue and fulfill their educational goals,” Lopez said. “Veterans are a vital part of Arizona and the ASU community, and the Veteran’s Commitment will hold a spot for students when they complete their service.”