You made a commitment to serve your country and protect its freedoms. Now your country has increased its commitment to you.
We are recognized by the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Consortium (SOC) as a military friendly university. RMU participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program at the maximum level.*
The University's structured cohort scheduling will help veterans plan their academic curriculum through graduation. This careful one-on-one scheduling with an advisor will ensure that you take only the classes needed for graduation. Cohort scheduling creates a supportive, successful learning environment that allows students to move through their programs of study together. RMU is a national leader in the time it takes to earn a degree. 91% of RMU graduates finish their Bachelor's Degree in 4 years or less.
RMU values active military and those transitioning to civilian life and offers the following benefits to both:
Active or honorably discharged servicemembers need only to complete a streamlined application and are not required to pay the application fee. A copy of your DD214 and proof of high school graduation must accompany the Application for Undergraduate Admission or be submitted promptly after the application has been received.
Active or honorably discharged servicemembers will receive immediate acceptance to the University*.
*Nursing, Surgical Technology, and Graduate School admissions requirements will apply.
With the new Post-9/11 GI Bill in effect, you may need to decide which veterans benefits package is right for you.
The Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits may include:*
* Depending upon the length of your active-duty service. Visit http://www.gibill.va.gov/post-911/post-911-gi-bill-summary/ for more information.
*The VA certificate of eligibility & copy of DD214 required.
*Requirements for the Nursing, Surgical Technology and Graduate School programs will apply.
US Army National Guard Veteran
James J. Flagg proudly served his country from August 2001 to September of 2009, when he was honorably discharged. He is currently serving student veterans at Robert Morris University as the Veteran Admissions Counselor.
James has been involved with many initiatives to assist veterans transitioning from combat to college and on to their career goals. He currently serves as an Advisor to the Chicago Commission on Human Relations Advisory Council on Veteran Affairs and is a member of the Illinois State Veterans Task Force.
In April 2010, James co-chaired the Illinois Warrior Summit, a daylong celebration to provide support for military service members returning to Illinois from active duty. Please visit illinoiswarriorsummit.com to learn more.
James co-chaired the 2011 Illinois Warrior Summit, which was held at Soldier Field in August 2011. For his dedication and spirit of volunteerism, James was recognized by President Obama and was awarded the Presidential Volunteer Award medal in October 2010.
Robert Morris University is a private, not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree-granting institution, accredited by the Higher learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604, 312.263.0456). RMU serves over 7000 students interested in getting an education that meets the demands of today's business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world at its main campus in Chicago as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Bensenville, Schaumburg, Springfield, Peoria and Lake County.