Veterans and Military Students

What Veterans Need to Know About Applying for Admission to WPUNJ

  1. Apply online at, go through the checklist and then enter the online application. Once you have created a login, select the appropriate application type. Military/Veteran Freshmen are students who have never attended a regionally accredited college or university. Military/Veteran Transfers are those students who have previously attended a regionally accredited college or university.

  2. Submit the $50 application fee (this fee can be waived, if prospective student present proof of veteran status at:

  3. Submit proof of Military/Veteran eligibility: A copy of DD214 form (Member 4 Copy).

  4. Submit Official Transcripts:

    Military/Veteran Freshmen: First-year candidates are required to have an official high school transcript sent to the Office of Admissions. Admissions criteria include a minimum of sixteen (16) Carnegie Units and demonstration of good academic ability.  Click here for additional details.

    Military/Veteran Transfers: When applying, you must present at least 12 college-level credits with a minimum 2.0 grade point average. If you have completed fewer than 12 college-level credits, you must also submit a high school transcript.  Click here for additional details.

    Special Requirements for Re-admit Students: Students who have previously enrolled in undergraduate courses at William Paterson University must file an application as a re-admit student. If courses have been completed at another college or university, after leaving William Paterson, an official copy of the transcript(s) must be forwarded to the William Paterson University Office of Admissions. Certain University policies may require additional information resulting in delay of the admissions process. Please submit an application and supporting credentials as early as possible.  Click here for additional details.

    Section 484C of the Higher Education Opportunity Act: Public Law No 110-315, 20 U.S.C. 1092 requires the University to readmit students who left in order to join the military. The student must be readmitted in the same academic status. Generally, the length of absence cannot be greater than five (5) years. Exceptions to this law include those veterans receiving a dishonorable discharge, or bad conduct charge, or those who were court marshaled.

  5. Confirm Your Admission
    You must submit the $125 admissions confirmation fee as requested in your acceptance letter to reserve your place in the upcoming transfer class. This fee will initiate registration and advisement plans.  Visit our Accepted Students page for enrollment steps.

Tuition Waivers
Pursuant to NJSA 18A:64-13, the Board of Trustees of William Paterson University may waive the payment of the University's anticipated tuition revenues to accomplish mission-related or policy goals.

National Guard Tuition Waiver Program
Effective January 29, 2001, New Jersey National Guard Program raised the number of tuition-free credits to fifteen (15) credits per semester for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Members of the National Guard must meet certain qualifications to participate in the program:
(a) Complete initial active duty training and be in good standing as a part-time member of the New Jersey National Guard.
(b) Must be accepted to pursue a course of undergraduate/graduate study and be enrolled as an undergraduate/graduate student in the college or university.
(c) Must apply for all available state and federal grants and /or scholarships for which they are eligible.
(d) There must be available classroom space in the class with tuition-paying students constituting the minimum required for the course.
(e) Furnish a Commander's Certification of Eligibility Form.
(f) An application (obtained from the Registrar's Office) must be completed, dated, signed, and returned to the Office of Student Accounts (formerly the Bursar's Office) by the billing due date per semester. Pay all fees by the payment deadline unless financial aid is applicable. The Office of Student Accounts reserves the right to refuse to accept waivers after the start of classes.