Admission process

Lipscomb Veteran Services understands the importance of life experience and that the veteran standing in front of us today is not the same young adult that graduated high school. This is why we take a holistic approach to our admissions process. As a veteran, you have much to offer in terms of real-world life experience. We embrace your unique background and appreciate your diversity in the classroom setting. You may have struggled in academic settings in the past, but your service and drive will propel you forward at Lipscomb University. Veterans and dependents deserve a meaningful academic experience.

Before you begin.

Lipscomb University has partnered with the National College Transfer Center to evaluate how your military service and prior college courses are likely to transfer. Get started at the link below.

Transfer Evaluation

Step 1.

Schedule a one-on-one consultation with a Lipscomb veteran services staff member. Meetings can take place in our office or via phone conversation. Consultation meetings can be scheduled Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Times will be flexible to the student’s needs. The consultation helps us to serve you more efficiently and effectively.

NOTE: A consultation with the Veteran Services Office is required prior to beginning step 2.

Step 2.

Apply to the program of choice—Traditional, Online (formally the Adult Degree Program) and Graduate.

Traditional Online Graduate

Step 3.

If using VA educational benefits, you will need to turn in the following documentation to the Veteran Services Office in order for your benefits to be processed:

  • COE (Certificate of Eligibility) - Visit to apply for VA educational benefits (such as the Post 9/11 GI Bill, Chapter 35 – Dependents Educational Assistance, etc.). The VA will generate a Certificate of Eligibility based on your remaining entitlement.
  • DD-214 (member 4) - Not required for dependents or active duty service members
  • Statement of Understanding (will be provided by the Veteran Services Office)
  • Signed course schedule (must be turned in each semester you wish to use benefits)

Step 4.

Request official military transcripts to be sent directly to the school.

Once you have applied to the school, you will be contacted by the admissions office.