Required Documents

To activate your VA Educational Benefits the Office of the University Registrar must receive the following required documents:

  • Certificate of Eligibility

    • After your application for VA benefits has been approved a processed a Certificate of Eligibility letter will be issued to you by the VA. Submit a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility letter.The VA Certifying Official will send email notification confirming receipt of documentation submitted. It is the student's responsibility to submit a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility.
  • Veterans' Benefits - Statement of Rights and Responsibilities

  • DD-214 (if applicable)
    • Submit a copy of your discharge paperwork if applicable.
  • Any Official transcripts from other institutions that contain transferable work

    • Submit official transcripts showing the results of all work completed from all post-secondary institutions attended. To maintain compliance with federal regulations concerning credit for previous training (38 CFR 21.4253), Stanford University is required to evaluate all previous education and training completed elsewhere to determine what credit, if any, should be granted to students eligible to receive Veterans Administration (VA) educational benefits. The prior credit evaluation occurs each time a student's degree program is changed. All relevant policies regarding transfer credit apply with the following exception: VA students in master's programs are allowed a maximum of 6 transfer (quarter) units.


  • Submit in person to: Student Services Center, Tresidder Memorial Union, 2nd Floor 
  • Mail or fax to: Student Services Center, 459 Lagunita Drive, Suite 7, Tresidder Memorial Union, 2nd floor, Stanford, CA 94305