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Military-Connected Students

Through the Early Commissioning Program (ECP), graduates of a military junior college can complete the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program in two years and earn a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Second Lieutenants can then continue their education at Syracuse University earning a four-year degree from Syracuse University while continuing their service in the Army National Guard or U.S. Army Reserves. These students complete ROTC at either Valley Forge Military Academy, Georgia Military College, Marion Military Institute, or New Mexico Military Institute.

Accelerate Your Mission Impact

Whatever your next mission is, Syracuse University offers flexible learning formats, innovative programs and specialized resources so you can continue making an impact in or beyond your service.

Academic Range

As a leading research university with a vibrant global network, Syracuse University offers personalized programs and flexible formats with more than 200 majors and 100 minors across our schools and colleges. No matter what areas of study you pursue, you’ll find top-tier academics, specialized support and a welcoming community with deep respect for service.

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Syracuse University welcomes the perspectives and experiences that service members bring to campus and is committed to ensuring that military-connected students complete their degrees within the amount of funding available from the Department of Defense. Syracuse University provides ECP students with a stipend of $9,222 per semester to cover room, board and other expenses so they can earn a bachelor’s degree with little or no out-of-pocket expenses.

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Notable Veteran Alumni

Syracuse University has a long legacy of providing educational opportunities for service members, and we’re proud of our distinguished alumni.

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For questions or concerns about Syracuse University and our commitment to ECP students, please contact Austin Bettinger at