Top Schools That Accept Military Credits

There are a variety of schools in the United States that accept military credits. Learn about these schools, where they are located, and about transferring military credits to colleges or universities in the article below. Schools offering Human Services - Military Resilience degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Some colleges will accept military credits from students, but this varies from school to school. Potential students will need to apply to have their credits counted at potential schools, as it is not a guarantee that all credits will transfer.

What Should I Know About Transferring Military Credits to a College or University?

The number of military credits that a student is able to transfer depends on both the college or university the student is attending and the program that the student enters into. Someone who has military experience and credit working with technology will have more credits available to transfer to a bachelor's degree program in technology than they would if they pursued a degree in history. School faculty will review a military member's previous experience to determine if it matches up with the learning objectives of any courses offered at the institution. Military credits that are transferred to a college or university are not usually used in the calculation of a student's GPA at that school.

What Schools Accept Military Credits for Undergraduate Programs?

There are a number of different schools in the United States that will accept military credits from students wishing to enter into an undergraduate program. A list of some of these schools include:

  • Penn State World Campus - University Park, Pennsylvania
  • Regent University - Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • City University of New York - Brooklyn, New York
  • Northwestern Health Science University - Bloomington, Minnesota

What Are the Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Schools Accepting Military Credits?

To gain admission into an undergraduate school that accepts military credits, students will need to have completed high school or hold a GED. Potential students will also need to have their official transcripts sent to the college or university that they are applying to. Students may also need to take the SAT or ACT and have their scores submitted to their school of application. It should also be noted that the SAT or ACT test must be taken within the five years prior to application for the scores to be considered valid. Depending on the school, veterans or military members may have the application fee waved.

What Schools Accept Military Credits for Graduate Programs?

Across the United States there are quite a few colleges and universities that accept military credits towards master's degree programs. Some of these schools are:

  • Northeastern University - Boston, Massachusetts
  • Penn State World Campus - University Park, Pennsylvania
  • Walden University - Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • City University of New York - Brooklyn, New York

What Are the Admission Requirements for Graduate Schools Accepting Military Credits?

Students wishing to apply for entrance into a graduate school program will need to have a minimum of a bachelor's degree. All potential students must also provide transcripts from all previous academic programs. Lastly, schools may require both an updated resume and at least one letter of recommendation upon application. Many schools that accept military credits will waive the application fee for potential students who are active military members or veterans.

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