Admission Process

Morgan State University welcomes our honored military service members and their families to apply for admission. After submitting an application, applicants will receive a confirmation email with the next steps to complete the application process. Click the links provided for more information about our Virtual Campus Tour and Presentation or to meet with an Admission Team member.

Requirements to Complete an Undergraduate Application

  1. A complete online application
    • For your "Student Type" please select "Veteran Freshman" or "Veteran Transfer"
  1. Official copy of your final high school transcript or equivalent if you will be under the age of 21 at the time of your enrollment and have fewer than 24 hours of transferable credit hours earned or in progress at the time of your application. If you have graduated from high school your official transcript must include your graduation date.
  2. Official college transcripts*
  3. Copy of your DD214 or most current Leave and Earnings Statement (if active duty)
  4. An official copy of your Joint Services Transcript
  5. Additional information if requested, upon submission of your application, by the Office of Admissions (This may include submitting a Criminal Background Check and Conduct Review as required by Morgan State University.)
  6. All applicants who wish to be considered a resident of Maryland for the purpose of tuition and billing must answer all questions on the "Citizenship and Residency" section of the application. A final residency determination will be made after the application has been reviewed.

*Transcripts are required from each institution at which you have attempted credit. You should continue to send updated transcripts as grades are posted at the end of each semester to keep us up-to-date on transferable coursework.

Requirements to Complete a Graduate Application

  1. A complete online application
  2. Submit Official/Unofficial college transcripts*
  3. GRE test scores
  4. Three (3) letters of recommendation  
  5. *There may also be specific admission requirements from the department in which your major falls under.

Benefits and Financial Aid

The Office of the Registrar's Veterans Engagement Service processes VA Educational Benefits at Morgan State University. While attending Morgan, a VA School Certifying Official will help you navigate the process. For more information, please visit our Certify My Benefits webpage.

The Maryland Higher Education Commission also offers Maryland veterans, dependent, and military personnel scholarships. These scholarships are facilitated by staff in the Office of Financial Aid.

Residency for Military

Veterans and dependents may qualify for in-state residency after the initial classification of out-of-state by providing additional information to determine eligibility for Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014.

To qualify under this act, the student must be a veteran or dependent of a veteran; must enroll in an institution of higher learning within three years of discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more and be eligible for and receiving the Montgomery GI Bill or Post 9/11 GI Bill. The student must reside in Maryland while enrolled in courses and must be continuously enrolled.

Anyone using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (38 U.S.C. § 3311(b)(9)) who lives in Maryland (regardless of his/her formal state of residence). Section IV, paragraphs E-H of this Policy shall be effective as of July 1, 2017.

Under the Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2018, an individual using educational assistance under Chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) who lives in the State of Maryland while attending a school located in the State of Maryland (regardless of his/her formal State of residence) effective for courses, semesters, or terms beginning after March 1, 2019, may also be considered for in-state residency with qualified document submissions.

Anyone described in the above paragraphs of this section IV while he or she remains continuously enrolled (other than during regularly scheduled breaks between courses, semesters, or terms) at the University. The persons so described must have enrolled in the University prior to the expiration of the three year period following discharge or release as described above and must be using educational benefits under either chapter 30 or chapter 33, of title 38, United States Code.

Other Residency Change Consideration Provisions

An active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States whose home of residency is Maryland or one who resides in, or is stationed in, or is domiciled in Maryland, or the spouse or a Financially Dependent child of such a person. Students that qualify under this provision will retain in-state status for tuition purposes as long as they are Continuously Enrolled regardless of a change in military assignment or
status of the active member of the military.

A veteran of the United States Armed Forces who present documentation that he or she was honorably discharged, and currently resides, or is domiciled, in the State.

An active duty member of the Maryland National Guard (MNG) who is stationed, resides or is domiciled in Maryland who joined or subsequently serves in the MNG to provide a Critical Military Occupational Skill or to be a member of the Air Force Critical Specialty Code as determined by the MNG. A "member" of the MNG is defined as one who is regularly enlisted or holds a commission in the MNG as an officer in the grade of major or below or a warrant officer effective as of July 1, 2009.

Contact Veterans Engagement staff at for specific requirements and documentation submissions for consideration.

Helpful Resources

Access Orientation Program

Disability Support Services

Counseling Center Services

Morgan Army ROTC

Off-Campus Housing Services

Benefits Information and Brochures

Frequently Asked Questions