Credit for U.S. Military Service and Training
A Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services, by the American Council on Education (ACE), is used by The University of Arizona as a basis for evaluating U.S. Armed Forces training.
ACE Military Credit for Undergraduates
Military credit evaluation is completed only after a veteran or student on active duty has been admitted to the University and has submitted all required documentation. The UA will accept up to 30 units of ACE-recommended military credit as transfer work toward a baccalaureate degree. The specific credits are for training programs offered by different branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and certified by ACE, including basic training. This credit will be awarded as general elective credit or department elective credit. Credit for military service experiences also may be acquired through standardized examinations (see Credit by Examination Policy). Documented training experience that falls outside of the regular transfer credit policies of the University, such as credit for Military Occupational Specialties (MOS), will only be considered on a case-by-case basis through a Transfer Credit Appeal available through the Office of the Registrar.
Undergraduate Credit for Military Service
For at least eighteen months of consecutive active duty in the armed forces, terminated under honorable conditions, 4 lower division units of military science elective credit will be awarded toward a baccalaureate degree, as long as the total credit for military training and service does not exceed 30 units. If you have earned a commission in the U.S. Armed Forces, you may petition the Office of the Registrar for an additional 12 upper division units of military science, naval science, or aerospace studies elective credit that will apply toward a second baccalaureate degree.
Graduate Credit for Military Service and Training
Any graduate credit for military service and/or training experiences will be awarded through the Graduate College Petition process available through the Office of the Dean, Graduate College.
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