Military Credit

Military Credit

MILITARY SERVICE CREDIT

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Our institution proudly grants credit for military learning and/or experience using the ACE Military Guide. Learn more about which credits we accept and how we apply them to your degree at Troy University.

The American Council on Education (ACE) was created in 1942 to recognize the educational value of military training and experience. Since that time ACE has continuously evaluated military schools, correspondence courses and occupations to determine the amount and level of academic credit each should be awarded. TROY recognizes and posts all military service credit with ACE credit recommended credits at the lower/upper level associate/baccalaureate category. Vocational level credit is not recognized and duplicate credit for the same course award will not be allowed. In most cases, these credits will be used to fulfill free elective requirements. Further academic departmental review/substitution relative to the degree program may allow additional application of some eligible credit.

TRANSCRIPTS OF MILITARY SERVICE for Army, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard - may be requested through the Joint Services Transcript (JST) website.  (Click here for more information).

AIR FORCE – CCAF (Community College of the Air Force) - https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/Barnes/CCAF/

VETERANS – Veterans who are eligible may use the JST website as well.  However, if you are not eligible for a Joint Services Transcript, you will need to provide your DD-214 Discharge Document to receive credit for your experience.

Graduate

 A limited amount of graduate credit may be awarded for select Professional Military Education courses completed at select military service schools for which credit is recommended by the American Council on Education and approved by each appropriate College’s Dean. The credit will be awarded if approved by the appropriate academic department/Dean through the PETITION FOR TRANSFER OF GRADUATE CREDIT process. Graduate students must refer to their specific area of study in the graduate catalog to find out if such credit is an option for their program. No credit may be granted for any work that will be over eight years old at the time of graduation from the TROY program for which transfer credit is requested.

Military Credit Use

Troy University recognizes the educational benefits of many experiences that occur outside the formal structure of accredited colleges and universities.

Credit may be granted for military experience based on MOS (Army), AFSC (Air Force), or equivalent ratings by Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. 

ACE Military Accepting Institution

Our institution proudly grants credit for military learning and/or experience using the ACE Military Guide. Learn more about which credits we accept and how we apply them to your degree at Troy University.

Military Operations Minor

The University offers a range of undergraduate degree programs which require an 18 semester hour minor. The MILITARY OPERATIONS minor will satisfy degree requirements for any minor required for a Bachelor of Science program. The Military Operations Minor can be completed by applying a minimum of 18 semester hours of credit earned through military service as recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE), Community College of the Air Force (CCAF), or military credit from other regionally accredited institutions of higher education. Servicemembers can often apply coursework and experience of Professional Military Training and Education to this minor. Service school courses will be evaluated according to the recommendations of the American Council on Education (ACE Guide) when official credentials have been presented by the student. Such recommendations, however, are not binding upon the University.

The ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN GENERAL EDUCATION degree allows for the use of at least 34 semester hours of military credit. The 60sh ASGE degree program is comprised of 26 semester hours of GENERAL STUDIES and 34 semester hours of FREE ELECTIVE credit.

  

Specializations

While all of the degree programs at TROY offer scope for the transfer of military credit,  the University offers a selection of bachelor degree programs that are particularly accommodating to the military training and professional education undertaken by our men and women in uniform.  These degree programs recognize the value of this professional training by allowing for the maximization of transferable credits and, subsequently, the shortening of the time to degree completion and graduation.  

The BACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCE degree program requires the completion of a 36 semester hour Resources and Technology Management major, of which 18sh must be "Specialized Technical Credit." One recognized source of such specialized credit is credit earned through military service as recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE) or Community College of the Air Force (CCAF). The 120sh BAS degree program is comprised of: 45sh GENERAL STUDIES/36sh RESOURCES AND TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT MAJOR/18sh MINOR/21sh of FREE ELECTIVE credit. (If available, up to 57sh of military credit may be applied in this degree program towards the 18sh specialization, the 18sh military operations minor, and the 21sh of free electives.)

TROY’s BACHELOR OF OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION builds off of military training, an Associate of Applied Science or other technical degrees in fields such as welding technology, airframe repair or fire science that meet TROY’s General Studies requirements.   The program is designed to give students the training and preparation it takes to become an instructor at a community college, technical college or four-year institution.   The program also equips students to pursue positions as Department of Defense Civilians. The BSOE degree programs requires the completion of 30 semester hours of credentialed work-related experience which could include ACE recommended credit for professional military technical education or the Technical Education component of the CCAF degree. The 120sh BSOE degree program is comprised of: 45sh GENERAL STUDIES/60sh OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM/15sh FREE ELECTIVE credit.  (If available, up to 45sh of military credit may be applied in this degree program towards the 30sh of occupational specialization and 15sh of free electives.)

The purpose of the proposed BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES (BIS) is to provide an expanded degree program, across multiple disciplines, for the Troy University student. The BIS will provide opportunities for TROY students to create three areas of focused disciplinary learning, based on existing University courses or through the application of appropriate ACE recommended credit which can be used to fulfill the requirements of the University’s Military Operation minor thereby satisfying one of the three areas of focus required for the BIS degree. The 120sh BIS degree program is comprised of: 45sh GENERAL STUDIES/54sh comprised of 3 TROY minors (18sh each)/21sh FREE ELECTIVE credit. (If available, up to 57sh of military credit may be applied in this degree program towards the 18sh Military Operations minor/18sh Military Studies Contract minor, and 21sh of free electives.)

Free Electives

Most undergraduate degree programs require some free elective credits, and some require as many as 20 semester hours of free elective credit. Therefore, unused ACE recommended credit is also commonly applied to the free elective requirement of all degree programs.

Additionally, Troy University accepts a variety of CLEP exams, DSST (DANTES SUBJECT STANDARDIZED TEST) SCORES, and Advanced Placement (AP) exams as a means of achieving advanced standing in the University’s undergraduate programs.