Transfer Credit Related to Military Service
Director, University Transfer Office
The following considerations for credit carried by all military veterans and personnel apply to all IU Campuses per statute, provided the credit being assessed meets the role, scope, and mission of the campus. Because the role, scope, and mission of each Indiana University campus differ, some credits may not be applicable to degree requirements if the receiving campus does not offer comparable coursework. Or, the credits may vary with regard to application to general education or diploma-granting unit requirements. Also, consistency among campuses will be honored, based on the charge of the University Transfer Office.
In compliance with Indiana statute (SB 331), college credit for military personnel must be awarded for academic achievements through a number of different modes, provided the “individual’s military service [is] in an active or reserve component of the armed forces of the United States or the Indiana National Guard or upon the individual’s receiving an honorable discharge from the armed forces of the United States or the Indiana National Guard."This policy is designed to ensure that military personnel are given full consideration of military transcript, transfer, CLEP, DSST, and Excelsior College exam credit as provided for by Indiana law (http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2014/bills/senate/331/#) and also creates consistency in the consideration of basic training credit without regard to the discharge status of the military personnel.
The maintenance, communication, update, and coordination of faculty to establish, confirm, and/or modify equivalencies across Indiana University will be the responsibility of the University Transfer Office.
The following are in keeping with the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges’ (SOC) expectation to “provide processes to determine credit awards and learning acquired for specialized military training and occupational experience when applicable to a Service member’s degree program.”
Evaluation of Credit for Basic Training
Evaluation of Course and External Exam Credit
* The JST is an official education transcript tool for documenting the recommended college credits for professional military education, training courses, and occupational experiences of Service members across the Services. The JST incorporates data from documents such as the Army/ACE Registry Transcript System, the Sailor/Marine ACE Registry Transcript System, the Community College of the Air Force transcript, and the Coast Guard Institute transcript.