E-8: EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES IN THE ARMED SERVICES

Senate Policy:  42-98.1, Formal Military Service School Courses

Procedure: Formal Military Service School Courses

A current degree candidate or current student interested in receiving credit for formal military service school courses must submit the following items to the Undergraduate Admissions Office: A Request for Evaluation of Education Experiences in the Armed Services form and an official Department of Defense record of military service, which specifies the formal military service school courses.

The form and information on the proper Department of Defense record to be submitted may be obtained from the admissions office.

A list of the Department of Defense records required for this evaluation is provided in A Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services, published by the American Council on Education.

The Director of Admissions is responsible for adding the appropriate credit to the candidate's academic record. (Ref: Senate Policy 42-98).

Military service school credit(s) will be posted to the student's record but will not appear on the student's official transcript until the student has completed a credit-bearing course at Penn State.

Approved: ACUI (4-29-76)
Revised: ACAS (1-15-88)
Revised: ACUE (7-26-96)
Revised: ACUE (3-14-13)

 
 
Senate Policy:  42-98.2, Health and Physical Education

Procedure: Health and Physical Education

A current degree candidate or current student interested in receiving credit for physical education and health education is responsible for requesting an evaluation and submitting an official Department of Defense record that documents the successful completion of basic training conducted by a branch of the armed services. The request and supporting document(s) should be forwarded to the Undergraduate Admissions Office.

The Director of Admissions is responsible for adding the appropriate credit to the candidate's academic record. (Ref: Senate Policy 42-98).

Credit(s) will be posted to the student's record but will not appear on the student's official transcript until the student has completed a credit-bearing course at Penn State.

Approved: ACUI (4-29-76)
Revised: ACAS (1-15-88)
Revised: ACUE (7-26-96)
Revised: ACUE (3-14-13)

Senate Policy:  42-98.3, Defense Activity Nontraditional Education Support (DANTES), DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST), and United States Armed Forces Institute (USAFI)

Procedure: Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Eduction Support (DANTES), DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST), and United States Armed Force Institute (USAFI)

A current degree candidate or current student seeking credit for Participating College and University (PC and U) courses should arrange for an official transcript of such work to be sent directly to the Undergraduate Admissions Office. The policies and procedures followed are the same as those for transfer of credit from accredited colleges and universities given in Senate Policy 42-82.

A current degree candidate or current student seeking credit for a DSST or USAFI course is advised to contact the appropriate academic department and request an evaluation of such courses. The candidate is responsible for providing any information or materials requested for the review. If credits are to be awarded, the departmental chairperson should forward a recommendation in writing to the Director of Admissions, who is responsible for adding the appropriate credit to the candidate's academic record. A copy of the recommendation is to be sent to the college dean in which the candidate is enrolled. (Ref: Senate Policy 42-98)

Credit(s) will be posted to the student's record but will not appear on the student's official transcript until the student has completed a credit-bearing course at Penn State.

 

Senate Policy:  42-98.1, Formal Military Service School Courses

Senate Policy:  42-98.2, Health and Physical Education

Senate Policy:  42-98.3, Defense Activity Nontraditional Education Support (DANTES), DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST), and United States Armed Forces Institute (USAFI)

Approved: ACUI (4-29-76)
Revised: ACUI (4-8-82)
Revised: ACAS (1-15-88)
Revised: ACUE (7-26-96)
Revised: ACUE (3-14-13)

The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. Please consult a Penn State academic adviser for more detailed information. Penn State is an affirmative action, equal opportunity university.