FAQs: Veterans

Does USC accept GI Bill benefits? If so, which ones?

Does USC accept GI Bill benefits? If so, which ones? Yes, USC does accept GI Bill benefits. Please visit Covered Programs for more information about which GI Bill programs USC accepts.

Does USC participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program?

Yes. USC awards program funds on a first-come, first-served basis, according to the transaction date printed by the VA on the veteran's Certificate of Eligibility. Please e-mail the Veterans Certifying Office at vets@usc.edu for more information.

Does USC have a resource center or program for veterans?

The Veterans Resource Center in the Division of Student Affairs serves as a one-stop campus resource for Trojan veterans, reservists, and their dependents. This Center offers advising services, confidential mental health counseling, career services, and scholarship opportunities.

Does USC have policies for active military personnel who are called to duty?

Yes. For more information, please visit the Immediate Call to Active Duty web page.

Does USC offer priority admission to prospective veteran applicants?

Currently, USC does not offer priority admission to veteran applicants.

Does USC offer priority registration for veteran students?

Currently, USC does not offer priority registration to veteran students. Most students are still able to register for required courses and graduate on time, however.

Does USC accept military education credit?

Academic credit will be awarded for coursework taken at one of the regionally accredited US military academies upon receipt of official transcripts. The university will also evaluate coursework and experience completed through the armed services and may award credit for such courses if they meet the following criteria:

  • Students must provide official Joint Services (JST) or Coast Guard Institute (CGI) transcripts to Degree Progress.
  • Coursework must be evaluated by ACE as upper division credit.

USC will not grant credit for the following:

  • DD-214 or DD-295.
  • Coursework not offered in an area of study taught at USC.
  • Coursework and/or experience not evaluated by ACE.
  • Coursework from the Community College of the Air Force.
  • DSST and CLEP exam scores.
  • Other Learning Experiences (OLE’s).