Rochester is annually recognized as a Best College for Veterans for its efforts to ensure service members face minimal barriers in attaining higher education. Rochester also participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, offers the Rochester Pledge scholarship, and has a Veterans Alliance group. Veterans and their dependents have access to many resources to help navigate any hurdles.
If you have any questions, please email the Veteran and Military Family Services Office or call us at (585) 275-8592.
To become a student at the University of Rochester in the undergraduate College of Arts, Sciences and Engineering, you must apply either as a first-year or a transfer applicant.
To apply as a transfer, you must have completed at least two college-level courses. The average transfer applicant has completed a year of full-time courses (24–32 credits) before enrolling.
Rochester has a holistic review process and will consider all applicants in our review. Students can start the application process by applying through the Common Application or the Coalition Application.
Veteran and Military Family Services Office
“VFMS is open for prospective and current students to stop by and discuss benefits and seek help in connecting with offices across campus.”
– Pat Toporzycki, Director of Veteran and Family Services Office