Veterans Services

Veterans Admission Process

Minneapolis College has a long, proud history of veteran students attending our college. Veterans, and their dependents using veterans education funding, follow the same admissions process as all students in addition to applying for veterans funding. We have staff available to assist you in the enrollment process and to provide guidance in the veterans benefit application process.

How to apply as a Veteran:

  • Complete the college application
  • Submit your Veterans Online Application (VONAPP) to apply for benefits
  • Submit your military transcripts
  • Take the college placement tests
  • Attend a new student orientation and get registered for your program courses
  • Notify the Veterans School Certifying Official of your enrollment or re-entry and the Veteran Education Benefit you wish to use
  • Contact Admissions if you have questions about the admissions process

Veterans School Certifying Official

If you have questions about your VA education benefits, Renee Cannon is your campus Veterans School Certifying Official (SCO) and is located in Student Services, T.2200. You can contact her at or 612-659-6769.

  • New students: Please submit copies of any Letter of Eligibility, Award Letter, Notice of Basic Eligibility, or other documents you receive from the VA.
  • Returning students: Be sure to let the SCO know that you are returning and would like to resume using your VA education benefits.
  • Current students: If you are a currently enrolled veteran, you need to notify the SCO if you have a change of major, address or enrollment.

Veterans Welcome Center

Located in H.2300, this room is a location for veteran students to relax, socialize and do homework. Staffed by student veterans, you will find peer information and support as well as computer labs available for your use. This is also a meeting room for the Minneapolis College Chapter of the Student Veterans of America.

Veterans Benefits

For assistance with Veterans Education Benefits, a representative from the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Higher Education Veterans Programs is available to you in person or by phone. Contact Duane Bauer at 612-310-0492 for more information.

For assistance with the Veterans VITAL Program (Minneapolis VA Medical Center), contact Coordinator Bradley A. Foss, MSW at 612-250-9627.

Yellow Ribbon Steering Committee

The objective of this committee comprised of students, staff and faculty, is to "establish and sustain an internal Minneapolis College Yellow Ribbon Network that connects and coordinates services for military service members, veterans and their families."

For more information, please contact Tara Martinez or Miki Huntington.

Accessibility Resources

If you are seeking accommodations based on a documented disability, contact Accessibility Resources in T.2400, as early as you can to arrange for the accommodation.

Additional Veterans Resources

Please visit the Veterans Resources webpage for additional resources