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Admission to MTSU

Admission is the first step in starting the process to become an MTSU student.

How To Apply

Applying to MTSU starts with an admission application.

(Students using Federal Tuition Assistance must speak to their Educational Service Officer or their unit's counselor prior to enrolling).

Submit Military Training Records for Credit Evaluation

If you are an honorably discharged veteran, National Guard member, Reservist, or active duty service member, the training you received in the military can generally translate to elective credit towards your degree.

Additionally, if you are a member of one of the above groups and you are receiving the GI Bill or TA education benefits, once you have applied to MTSU, you are:

  • required to submit the Member 4 DD214 or the Leave and Earnings Statement (LES)-- all veterans or currently serving,
  • required to submit Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) transcript-- for those who are or have been in the Air Force,
  • recommended to submit a Joint Services Transcript (JST)-- all other branches.  

Credit from a DD214 or LES is determined by the amount of time served.  Please note that some degree programs may limit the number of prior learning hours that can be used.

Usually, all credit from the JST and Community College of the Air Force is posted as either upper division or lower division elective credit. These credits can generally be used to fulfill elective requirements. If you believe the credit is equivalent to an MTSU course, then you may petition the department to accept the elective credit as a substitution for a specific required course.  We can assist you with this process.  Please contact the Transition Manager, Jessica Pierson.  There may also be options via the B.S. in Liberal Studies in which military credit can be used as one area of emphasis.

To obtain military training records, please see the service / branch transcript request information below.

Army, Marines, Navy, Coast Guard
https://jst.doded.mil/smart/welcome.do 

Air Force
CCAF/DESS
100 S. Turner Blvd.
Maxwell AFB, AL 36114
Community College of the Air Force Transcript

Other Ways to Earn College Credit

  • Adult Degree Completion Program - http://www.mtsu.edu/adcp/
  • Earn Credit by Examination
      • CLEP, CEEB, DSST, Credit by Special Exam, International Baccalaureate Program, Foreign Language Tests, the Advanced Placement Examinations (AP), the American College Testing Program (ACT).  For more information, access the university undergraduate catalog here

Immunization

Before your admission to MTSU can be completed, you will need to provide proof of immunization. You do this by submitting both a:

  • copy of your DD214 (Mail: MTSU Box 0237, Murfreesboro, TN 37132 or fax: 615-898-5004), and
  • Hepatitis B/Meningitis Immunity online acknowledgment

Submission of both of these items will provide adequate proof for all immunizations for those students living off campus.

For information, visit immunization requirements.

Residency Requirements for Military-Connected Students

For all students within our community (active duty, veterans and dependents), the Transition Manager will also handle your residency requests. Below are a list of ways military-connected students are eligible to pay the In-State Tuition Rate.

All documents should be submitted to the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center, aka the Daniels Center, (615-904-8347 /KUC 124) not the MT One Stop 

** Please note, the VA does not cover out-of-state tuition rates in most situations ** 

Undergraduate Student In-State Rate Eligibility:

1. Complete the In-State Classification Application https://www.mtsu.edu/how-to-apply/2018_Undergrad_Residency_Application.pdf 

2. Submit a copy of your application and DD214 to the Daniels Center (KUC 124) or through this secure link https://www.mtsu.edu/military/index.php   (left-hand side under Secure Documents Drop)

 1. Complete the In-State Classification Application https://www.mtsu.edu/how-to-apply/2018_Undergrad_Residency_Application.pdf

2. Complete and submit all required documents for VA Education Certification (to include Statement of Understanding and Enrollment Certification on Veterans Tab)

3. Submit a Copy of your proof of living in the state of Tennessee. We have four general ways to prove this (Please submit only 1):

  •  Signed lease agreement within the state
  •  Mortgage of property within the state
  • A letter from homeowner stating you are residing with them AND a mortgage/lease/property tax document proving ownership/residence of the address
  • If in campus housing, please indicate that on the application

1. Complete the In-State Classification Application https://www.mtsu.edu/how-to-apply/2018_Undergrad_Residency_Application.pdf

2.  Letter from Command stating they are an active member in the TN National Guard

1. Complete the In-State Classification Application https://www.mtsu.edu/how-to-apply/2018_Undergrad_Residency_Application.pdf

2. Submit a copy of the following:

  • Student’s current military orders
  • Most resent LES indicating TN as State Tax designation
  • Tennessee Driver’s License

1. Complete the In-State Classification Application https://www.mtsu.edu/how-to-apply/2018_Undergrad_Residency_Application.pdf

2. Submit a copy of the following:

  • Current military orders
  • Most resent LES indicating TN as State Tax designation
  • Student’s and Active Duty service member’s TN Driver’s License
  • Most recent Tax information to indicate parents claims child OR marriage certificate for spouse

1. Complete the In-State Classification Application https://www.mtsu.edu/how-to-apply/2018_Undergrad_Residency_Application.pdf

2. Submit a copy of the following:

  • Current military orders to Tennessee or Fort Campbell, KY
  • Most recent LES indicating student is Active Duty Status
  • Driver’s License

1. Complete the In-state Classification Application https://www.mtsu.edu/how-to-apply/2018_Undergrad_Residency_Application.pdf

2. Submit a copy of the following:

  • Current military orders to Tennessee or Fort Campbell, KY
  • Most recent LES indicating sponsor Active Duty Status
  • Student and Active Duty service members Driver’s License
  • Most recent Tax information to indicate parents claims child OR marriage certificate for spouse

1. Complete the In-State Classification Application https://www.mtsu.edu/how-to-apply/2018_Undergrad_Residency_Application.pdf

2. Submit a copy of the following:

  • Current military orders
  • Most recent LES indicating student is Active Duty Status

Dissus qualification rules with the Transition Manager

 
 

Graduate Student In-State Rate Eligibility:

Military-connected graduate students interested in applying for the in-state rate should: print the below application, fill it out, and submit it to the Daniels Center (124 KUC or through this secure link-- https://www.mtsu.edu/military/index.php).

Graduate In-State Rate Application

 Military Residency questions can be referred to 615-904-8146 (Daniels Center)

 FAQ

Please contact MT One Stop

Please contact MT One Stop

What happens if I run out of VA educational benefits before graduating?

If VA benefits run out/expire prior to graduation, a student can continue to qualify for in-state tuition and fees for the remainder of that degree, if he/she:

1. Maintains continuous enrollment (fall and spring terms); and

 

2. Demonstrates objective evidence of established residency in this state by presenting three of the following:

a) A Tennessee driver license (issued for at least 1 year);

b) Proof of a voters registration in the state;

c) A Tennessee motor vehicle registration;

d) Proof of established employment in the state;

e) Lease or mortgage

Further, if the veteran or eligible dependent wishes to become a permanent resident, he/she can follow steps 1 and 2 and be recoded as an in-state resident.

 

Military Service Withdrawals/Readmissions

Students who leave MTSU due to military service or are returning after fulfilling service obligations, should contact the Daniels Center to ensure their proper academic status is reinstated.