Military-to-College Checklist


veteran graduates

Follow our step-by-step checklist to get started at Normandale.

1.  Apply for Admission

Let us know about your military service or veteran status on your application.
Use the promo code VETS to waive our $20 application fee.  Go here to get started.

2. Submit Official Transcripts

  • Contact your previous colleges/universities to request official transcripts to be sent to Normandale.  The Records Office will retrieve transcripts from other Minnesota State institutions on your behalf. 

Recipient address for mailed transcripts:
Normandale Community College
ATTN Records
9700 France Ave S
Bloomington, MN 55431

Recipient address for electronic transcripts: 

  • Do you have potential exam credit from AP, IB, CLEP or DSST?  Request those transcripts as well.

3.   Apply for VA Education Benefits

Whether you are new to VA education benefits or have used them at another school, get started on the application process now so your benefits are ready by the start of the semester.
Go here to get started.

4.  Apply for Financial Aid

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online.
Applying for financial aid is recommended for all student, even when VA benefits or other military funding cover your school expenses.  Learn more about Normandale's financial aid process here

5.  Consider Other Funding Sources

Benefits?  Yes.  Financial Aid?  Yes.  More money for college?  Definitely!  Go here to get started.

After you are admitted...

You will be directed to complete action steps like: