Agenda Item FA 13-01

Submitted by the Academic Standards Committee

Military Coursework

01/10/13: Passed

01/22/13: Approved

The Academic Standards Committee proposes the following Military Coursework Regulation. This policy will grant limited credit for training and education acquired in the military and determined how the credits will be applied towards degree program requirements. This policy is based on BOG 6.013 Military Veterans and Active Duty.

Military Coursework


This regulation applies to eligible members of the United States Armed Forces. The basis for this regulation can be found in BOG 6.013 Military Veterans and Active Duty, which governs the awarding of appropriate academic college credit for college-level training and education acquired in the military. 

  1. College credit will be granted to students with military training, experience, or coursework that is recognized by the American Council on Education (ACE). Military training, experience or coursework is subject to regular institution transfer practices including limitations on amount (maximum of 15 hours) and level of transfer credit.  The process is subject to the same treatment as any other transfer credit evaluated.
  2. The ACE Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Serviceswill be used to determine equivalency and alignment of military coursework with appropriate university courses. 
  3. If the course to which the military training or coursework is equivalent fulfills a general education or major course or degree program requirement at the receiving institution, the credit should count towards graduation and meet a requirement accordingly.  Otherwise, appropriate course credit including free elective course credit will be granted. 
  4. The credit that was previously evaluated and awarded by a college degree granting institution, and that is appropriate to the transfer student's major at the university, should be accepted, subject to institutional limit on the amount, level of transfer credit allowed for a given degree.