Steps for Admission

In order to start at Bellarmine University, there are two separate avenues you need to take.

Step 1

The process begins with you going to the VA website and filling out the application. The VA will process your application in 2 to 10 weeks and send you a Certificate of Eligibility (COE).*

Step 2

Apply to Bellarmine University. You can apply online here for undergraduate admissions and here for graduate admissions.

Step 3

Determine if you need or want other financial aid by contacting the Bellarmine Financial Aid Office at 502.272.7300. Their office is located in Horrigan Hall, Rm 202.

Step 4

When you receive your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) and your admission to Bellarmine University was approved, bring a copy of your COE and your current course schedule to the Bellarmine Veteran’s and Military Services Office. 

*For those of you who are considering Chapter 31 Benefits for education, the first step is slightly different. Visit the local VA Office at 321 West Main St., Suite 390, Louisville, KY 40202 (Phone: 1.800.827.1000) and they will contact us directly.

Some of you may decide for one or more semesters, you do not wish to use your veterans benefits (e.g. for a summer class). For this reason each and every subsequent semester you are enrolled in Bellarmine, and wish to use your VA benefits, you must complete the online Semester Enrollment Form (found HERE and under Current Student). THIS FORM MUST BE RESUBMITTED FOR ANY CHANGES IN COURSES/COURSE LOAD THAT OCCUR DURING THE SEMESTER (e.g. Drop/Add).