Military and Veterans - Degree Completion

Pfeiffer University salutes the men and women of the armed forces for your service to our country.

The same qualities that made you successful in your military career — discipline, initiative, courage, decisiveness, enthusiasm — will serve you well as you work towards your degree. We welcome you to Pfeiffer University.

“The professors at Pfeiffer have pushed me to constantly think outside the box to effectively solve problems either through my own efforts or in team settings, and how to not just learn an answer to a question, but rather to develop multiple solutions and determine which is best suited in a given situation. The education at Pfeiffer has well exceeded my expectations."

-- Aytch H. Perkins III, U.S. Marine Corps (1999-2004) and U.S. Army (2004-11) Veteran and Pfeiffer University student.

Pfeiffer’s degree completion programs deliver the respected degree and experience you need, quickly and conveniently. We understand the demands you may be juggling as a working adult, so we've developed programs that fit various schedules and budgets. Online classes are available in all degree completion programs to accommodate your busy schedule. Additionally, take advantage of our internships, which deliver valuable workplace experience.

View our military onesheet

Rolling Admissions

Pfeiffer University uses a rolling admissions system but recommends that students submit their applications for admission by May 1 to ensure space availability. The deadline for applications to be reviewed for honors awards is Jan. 8. The application fee is $50.

How to Apply

  1. Apply online or click here to access a printable application. Mail print applications to:
    Office of Admissions
    Pfeiffer University
    4701 Park Road
    Charlotte, N.C. 28209
  2. Submit the Application for Admission.
  3. Submit a signed transcript request form along with your application. Copies of official transcripts from all colleges/universities you have attended will be required. As a service to you, our staff will submit the signed request on your behalf, and any transcript request fees will be paid by Pfeiffer University.
  4. If you have applied for financial aid, your financial aid transcript must also be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid.

Portfolio Assessment

At Pfeiffer we recognize that you may have gained personal and professional development outside the traditional academic classroom. In addition to CLEP, DSST, ACE military credits and challenge exams, our portfolio process provides an opportunity to translate these experiences into college credit in various areas of learning. 

For more details, access the student handbook here.

Learn more about testing and assessment options here

Why Choose Pfeiffer University

  • U.S. News & World Report ranked Pfeiffer as one of the best colleges for Veterans.
  • Pfeiffer is a military-friendly school, as well as a member school of the Council of College and Military Educators (CCME). Click here for information on CCME Scholarships.
  • Additionally, Pfeiffer was named a Military Advanced Education Top School in MAE’s 2015 Guide to Colleges & Universities. Visit the MAE website for more information.
  • The University accepts ACE military credits. Click here to find out more about the American Council on Education. Additionally, Prior Learning credits are available.  Find out more details about those here. 
  • Pfeiffer University limits academic residency to no more than 25 percent of the degree requirements for all undergraduate degrees for active duty service members. Academic residency can be completed at any time while active duty service members are enrolled.  Reservists and National Guardsmen on active duty are covered in the same manner.

VA Benefit Programs & Eligibility  

Generally, veterans have 10 years from the date they were last released from active duty to use their educational benefits, with exception of the Post 9/11 GI Bill, which allows 15 years. Spouses generally have 10 years from the date they are found eligible. Children of veterans are generally eligible from age 18 until age 26.

The following are brief descriptions of VA benefits. You will want to check with a veterans’ benefits counselor or read more at www.va.gov as these descriptions do not cover all of the details.

  • Chapter 30: Montgomery GI Bill Duty Educational Assistance (MGIB)
    Up to 36 months of benefits, payable for 10 years after release from active duty service, paid monthly through direct deposit. Eligibility: Entered active duty after June 30,1985.
  • Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill
    Comprehensive education benefit for those who have served active duty since September 11, 2001. This usually covers tuition, fees and books, and includes a stipend. Check into the Transfer of Entitlement component of this benefit if you wish to transfer your benefits to a spouse or child.
  • Chapter 35: Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA)
    Up to 45 months of education and training opportunities available to dependents of permanently disabled veterans.
  • Chapter 1606: Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)
    Monthly benefits available to members of the Selective Reserve program.
  • Chapter 1607:Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
    Education benefits available to reservists that have been called to active duty in response to a declaration of war or national emergency, available to reservists activated after September 11, 2001.

The Department of Veteran Affairs administers these benefit programs. If you need additional assistance, please call the VA's toll free number (800) 442-4551 to speak with a veterans’ benefits counselor. These counselors are there to help you with your educational questions and benefits.

To inquire about your benefits, please visit the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Educational Service homepage

Government Links You May Find Helpful

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
U.S. Department of Defense
Department of Defense Voluntary Education
U.S. Department of Education - Federal Student Aid

Degree Completion Tuition and Fees

We want to help make your studies at Pfeiffer affordable and accessible. Follow the links provided below to get more information about financial assistance:

VA Certifying Official for Graduate & Adult Studies

Kim Smith
(800) 338-2060
(704) 463-3061
kim.smith@pfeiffer.edu

Degree Completion Admissions Advisor

Have questions? Just ask!
Sheila Mull
(800) 338-2060
(704) 945-7322
sheila.mull@pfeiffer.edu