Military Students

Prepare for your next successful career.

We are serious about Active Learning. Problem-solving projects, internships, team challenges, and original research will engage you whatever your background, experience, or learning style.

We are serious about YOU. Develop personal relationships with your professors and fellow students in small classes and hands-on activities. Take advantage of flexible policies to meet your needs, financial aid assistance, and academic support services.

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GI Bill® & Yellow Ribbon Program

SNU certifies admitted and enrolled VA students for both the regular GI Bill® and the Post 9/11 GI Bill (Yellow Ribbon Program).

Check “Yes, I am applying for Veterans Benefits” in our online application.

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2019-2020 “Military Friendly School”

SNU has been designated a 2017 Military Friendly School®, one of the 20% of American colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students, and to ensure their success on campus.

College Credit for Military Courses

Students may be granted credit for military school coursework, based on the recommendations for institutions of higher education in the appropriate volume of the American Council of Education Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services. The student must provide the Registrar with an official Armed Forces transcript in order to have such credit evaluated.

Active Duty Student Residency Exemptions

For active-duty servicemembers, and their spouses and college-age children, Sierra Nevada University limits the academic residency requirement to twenty-five percent or less of usual for all degrees. There are also no “final year” or “final semester” residency requirements for active-duty servicemembers and their families. The academic residency requirements can be completed at any time that active-duty servicemembers and their family members are enrolled.  Reservist and National Guardsmen on active duty are covered in the same manner.

How to Apply

  • you have not taken any college classes since receiving your high school diploma (or equivalency).
  • you have taken courses since graduating from high school, but only in the military. (This does not affect your eligibility to get transfer credits for military coursework.)
  • you have taken any courses since graduating from high school at any institution of higher education (community college, 4 year college, or university).

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Mailing address for official transcript(s) and other documents:
Admissions Office | Sierra Nevada University | 999 Tahoe Boulevard | Incline Village, NV 89451-9500
Fax: 775.831.6223

College Board (SAT) CEEB Code: 4757
ACT Code: 2497

Resources for Vets

Sierra Nevada University is a member of the Service Members Opportunity Colleges, whose goal is to provide educational opportunities to service members who, because they frequently moved from place to place, had trouble completing college degrees. SOC functions in cooperation with 15 higher education associations, the Department of Defense, and Active and Reserve Components of the Military Services to expand and improve voluntary postsecondary education opportunities for service members worldwide.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by the VA is available at the official U.S. government web site at