Veterans and Active Military


Welcome to Union College. The 12 steps outlined below are the recommended sequence of enrollment.

1. Submit Application

Welcome to Union College’s admissions process. Click the button below to start your application.

Begin Application

Your application may take a few days to be processed. In the meantime, you may continue to the instructions of document submission and applying for Financial Aid.

Submit the following documents to the Admissions Department on the Cranford, Elizabeth or Plainfield campuses:

  • Submit official transcripts from every college you attended, if applicable
  • Submit immunization records

Official Documents Should Be Mailed to the Following Address:
Union College
Office of Admissions
1033 Springfield Ave
Cranford, NJ 07016

2. Schedule Appointment

  • Please contact to schedule an appointment with our Veterans Office to discuss degree goals, assess eligibility for GI bill benefits and review previous college and military transcripts

3. Apply for the Montgomery GI Bill

4. Apply for Financial Aid

  • Complete your FAFSA-Free Application for Federal Student Aid Union College’s school code is 002643
  • Check your Union College email to confirm receipt of your FAFSA

5. Create your College Account

  • Check the email account that you provided in your application for instructions, username, and password

6. Take your Placement Test if required

7. Attend Orientation

  • Orientation is required for all first-time, full-time students entering the college during Fall or Spring.

8. Register for Classes

  • Steps before registration
  • Steps at registration
    • Login in and register (after orientation)
    • Review and print your class schedule from your College account
  • Steps after registration
    • Check your college email and the college website often for class cancellations
    • Schedule changes
      • You can add classes until the last day of registration
      • You will not be charged for classes dropped prior to the start of the semester
      • Classes dropped after the start of the semester are subject to the College’s refund policy

9. Schedule Appointment

  • Please contact to schedule an appointment to have classes certified with the VA and discuss payment options

10. Obtain your Student ID

Bring a copy of your class schedule and a picture ID

  • Cranford – Student Services Center, Student Development Building
  • Elizabeth – Student Services Center, Lessner Building
  • Plainfield – Student Services Area, Logos Building

11. Buy your Textbooks and Supplies

12. Go to your First Class

  • Refer to your class schedule