42-00 Acquisition of Credit


42-98 - Educational Experiences in the Armed Services

  1. Formal Military Service School Courses. A veteran or member of the active armed services or the selected reserves who is a student may be granted credit for educational experiences in the armed services under the following conditions:

    1. General credit may be awarded to a student upon certification by the Department of Defense of the formal military service school courses.
    2. Responsibility for the decision as to academic area of application and quantity of credit to be awarded rests with the director of admissions.
    3. Guidelines for this decision are drawn from the most recent edition of A Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services, published by the American Council on Education.
    4. Use of these general credits in the student's program rests with the department concerned

E-8 Educational Experiences in the Armed Services Procedure

  1. Military Occupational Specialty. A veteran or member of the active armed services or the selected reserves who is a student may be granted credit for occupational specialties held in the armed services under the following conditions:

    1. General credit may be awarded to a student upon certification by the Department of Defense of a Military Occupational Specialty.
    2. Responsibility for the decision as to academic area of application and quantity of credit to be awarded rests with the director of admissions.
    3. Guidelines for this decision are drawn from the most recent edition of A Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services, published by the American Council on Education.
    4. Use of these general credits in the student's program rests with the department concerned.

E-8 Educational Experiences in the Armed Services Procedure

  1. Health and Physical Education. A veteran or a member of the active armed services or the selected reserves who is a student may be awarded credit for health education and physical education for completion of basic training. Credit for basic training completed by December 1979 may be awarded as 1 general credit of health education and 3 general credits of physical education. Credit for basic training completed subsequent to December 1979, with the exception of Air Force basic training will be evaluated using the catalog of the Community College of the Air Force. General credits awarded for basic training may be used to fulfill the General Education requirements.

E-8 Educational Experiences in the Armed Services Procedure

  1. Defense Activity Nontraditional Education Support (DANTES), DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST), and United States Armed Forces Institute (USAFI). DANTES succeeded USAFI when USAFI was deactivated in May 1974. The USAFI records of veterans or members of the active armed services or the selected reserves who are students will continue to be reviewed, as will the DSST records, provided the candidate achieved at least the minimum score.

E-8 Educational Experiences in the Armed Services Procedure

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