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Credit for Military
Education & Training

UMGC recognizes your service and military education as college-level learning.

If you’re an active-duty military servicemember or veteran, explore the many ways you can earn credit for your service. Earn and transfer credit for your military education, training, and other prior learning as well as military rank and fast-track your degree at University of Maryland Global Campus.

Credit from Military Colleges

UMGC grants credit for study completed in service schools and in Military Occupational Specialties on the basis of recommendations made in the American Council on Education Military Guide.

  • Credit is granted only if it is applicable to the student's chosen curriculum.
  • UMGC generally accepts recommendations of ACE for lower-level and upper-level credit; recommendations made by ACE for vocational or technical credit are considered on the same basis as and with the same limitations as those placed in nonmilitary sources of credit.
  • UMGC awards credit for study at technical schools of the U.S. Air Force in accordance with recommendations from the Community College of the Air Force; credits must be applicable to the student's chosen curriculum at UMGC, must meet other UMGC requirements for transfer credit, and are subject to the following limitations:
    • All credit from the CCAF is lower-level and is applicable only to freshman and sophomore requirements.
    • Since the CCAF records satisfactorily completed courses as S (satisfactory) and specifies that S equals a grade of C or better, credit may be applied wherever appropriate in the UMGC curriculum.
    • Courses that are vocational or technical may be used only as electives.
    • When a student submits an official CCAF transcript, credits are awarded on the basis of evaluation by the CCAF for courses completed after December 1973.

Credit for Prior Learning

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 your experience include our prior learning and workplace learning programs.

Credit for Your Military Rank

Earn up to 12 credits toward a business-related bachelor's degree for your unique military learning, training, and experience. You can earn these credits in specific undergraduate business, management, and leadership programs if you have achieved rank E5 or above in your military service.

Earn Credit for Your Military Education

Learn about UMGC's partnerships and agreements with military colleges, universities, and education organizations.

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Our helpful admissions advisors can help you choose an academic program to fit your career goals, estimate your transfer credits, and develop a plan for your education costs that fits your budget. If you’re a current UMGC student, please visit the Help Center.

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