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Transfer Credit Options
for Military & Veterans

Let UMGC help you earn your degree as efficiently and affordably as possible.

At University of Maryland Global Campus, you can receive credit for your military experience and education, prior learning, workplace learning, professional courses and industry certifications, vocational and technical courses, exams, and more.

Speak with an admissions advisor for a preliminary evaluation of your transfer credits before you apply. After you apply, we'll do your official transfer credit evaluation. If you're an active-duty servicemember or veteran, you should request your military transcripts after applying to be sure you get the credit you deserve.

Credit for Military Experience

UMGC will review your military transcripts for experience to determine transfer credit based on recommendations from the American Council on Education.

Other options for earning credit for experience include Prior Learning Portfolio, Course Challenge, and Workplace Learning, depending on your program of study.

Prior Learning Portfolio

Receive credit for your military experience by identifying and documenting the college-level learning you have gained from that experience. You enroll in a 3-credit course and create a portfolio describing and documenting your learning experiences. Your portfolio is then evaluated by faculty members, who determine the amount of credit you should be awarded. If you later want to target more courses, you can enroll in a non-credit course and do so. Depending on the number of credits you receive through Portfolio, you can save a great deal on your program because credits awarded through Portfolio assessment are evaluated for a fee that is much lower than the cost of tuition.

Course Challenge

Your military experience may have provided you the knowledge you need to receive credit for a UMGC class without even taking it. Through Course Challenge, you can earn credit for a wide range of undergraduate courses at UMGC simply by passing the equivalent of a final exam for the course.

Workplace Learning

You can also earn credit for taking on a new project or learning a new skill in the service on or on the job. To participate in the program, you'll enter a learning agreement with the military or your employer and a faculty mentor. You'll submit academic assignments about your Workplace Learning experience and earn up to 6 credits each semester for up to 15 credits total.

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