Pomona actively seeks to enroll qualified men and woman who are veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces because we believe the life experiences and perspectives of veterans are a valuable addition to the classroom and community. A proud member of the Yellow Ribbon Program through the United States Department of Veteran’s Affairs, Pomona College also commits to meeting the full demonstrated financial need of all applicants, making a Pomona education accessible to eligible veterans, regardless of financial means. Veteran applicants for whom the application fee ($70) will pose a financial burden are encouraged to contact the Office of Admissions to discuss the possibility of a fee waiver. For more information regarding financial aid programs for veterans, please visit the Office of Financial Aid website.
Veterans should follow the same application procedures as other applicants for admission as first-year or transfer students. Detailed information on the application process can be found on the First-Year Applicants or Transfer Applicants pages. In addition, veterans are welcome to provide additional supplementary materials with their applications. This might include further explanation of a candidate’s educational record and/or a supplementary essay addressing how the candidate’s military experience has influenced his or her readiness and desire for further education.
Veterans considering Pomona are strongly encouraged to arrange an interview with an admissions staff member. While not required, such a conversation may help answer important questions about the College and clarify whether Pomona is a good fit. For more information regarding admissions, please email Associate Dean of Admissions Joel Hart or call him at (909) 621-8731.