Future Students


Military Students


Cowley College is committed to providing high quality education at half the price. Cowley understands the challenge of balancing military duties with your academic goals and family. Taking this into account, Cowley offers a variety of classes to better prepare the military student for a four-year program, assist with promotion, or enter the work force. Classes can be taken face to face, online, or in a hybrid format.

Cowley has a dedicated Military Education Services Representative who will assist the military student through the admission process all the way until graduation.


  1. Complete an Application for Admission.

  2. Apply for Federal Financial Aid Cowley’s Financial Aid code is 001902.

  3. Apply for Scholarships.

  4. Complete the Housing Application and Contract if you intend to live in the residence halls located at Arkansas City.

  5. Complete Placement Testingat one of our campus locations if you have not taken the ACT, have ACT scores that are more than 3 years old, or if you have never completed any college level Math or English courses. Allow 2.5 hours for completing the COMPASS Assessment.  Please contact one of our campus centers for more information about the COMPASS Assessment or to set up an appointment:
    Arkansas City
    Mulvane Center
    Wichita Downtown Center 

  6. Submit your final/official high school, GED, other college transcript(s) and or Military credits to the following address(s):

    High School Transcripts:

    Cowley College:   
    Attention Admissions    
    125 S. 2nd St., PO Box 1147   
    Arkansas City, KS 67005                          

    College Transcripts and or Military credits:
    Cowley College:     
    Attn: Registrar   
    125 S. 2nd St., PO Box 1147       
    Arkansas City, KS 67005      

    AARTS and SMARTS Transcript Request Form
    CCAF Transcript Request Form
    Note: Transcript can also be received electronically through Parchment or National Student Clearinghouse.

  7. Enroll with Coordinator of Military Services Representative/ VA Certifying Official by contacting:
    Rachel Schmeidler
    532 S. Market
    Wichita, KS 67002

  8. To apply for Veteran/Tuition Assistance please follow the links below based benefit.
    Air Force
    Coast Guard
    Military Dependent
    Reserve/National Guard

  9. Visit the Cowley College Bookstore to obtain your books