Graduate Catalog 2019-2021

Military Credit

Georgia College is an institutional member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC), a group of over 1900 colleges and universities providing voluntary postsecondary education to members of the military.  As a SOC member, Georgia College recognizes the unique nature of the military lifestyle and is committed to easing the transfer of relevant course credits, providing flexible academic residency requirements, and crediting learning from appropriate military training and experiences.

If you desire credit for your educational experience in the armed forces, you need to provide the Registrar’s Office with your Joint Service Transcript (JST), DD-214, or transcripts from the Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System (AARTS), Community College of the Air Force (CCAF), Coast Guard Institute (CGI), and/or other appropriate transcripts that summarize the skills and experiences obtained during military service.  The University Registrar will evaluate the courses taken in consultation with the faculty and appropriate department chairs and determine the appropriate amount of credit to be awarded. Georgia College awards credit for military experiences as recommended by the American Council on Education when these recommendations are consistent with our mission and course outcomes. Because most of our liberal arts coursework is grounded in the theoretical and foundational nature of knowledge, rather than the practical application of skills, the experiences completed through military training are not always consistent with the types of experiences a student would have in Georgia College classes.

There is no limit on the number of hours of armed forces education experience credit that can be awarded at Georgia College; however, a student must meet minimum residency and other degree requirements as outlined in the graduation requirements section of the university catalog.

Students should speak with their Educational Services Officer (ESO) or counselor within your branch of military service prior to enrolling at Georgia College or any institution.  Since military funding is limited, it is important for all service members to use all their resources in making any educational decision.