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264.00 CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS MILITARY SERVICE

Students enrolled at Cowley College may earn college credit for educational experiences in the armed services. Credit is awarded based on the recommendations of the American Council on Education (ACE) Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services.

The College grants credit in certain courses for honorably discharged service personnel who have previously served on active duty with the United States Armed Forces for a period of at least one year. Military correspondence courses, most vocational courses and courses that last less than two weeks are not recognized for college-level credit.

Students in the military can request to have their military experiences and training evaluated by providing the official documentation required by the school.

Please note, before an evaluation can be completed, the student must have passed at least six credit hours with Cowley College. Service members can request to have their military evaluation re-evaluated once every six months. The equivalent of one semester of college work up to (twenty semester hours) is the maximum of credit allowed for military service.

The Kansas Collaborative on Military Credit has been working to evaluate and award credit for military training. Refer to the Kansas Board of Regents website on College Credit for Military Service for additional information.

Adopted October 18, 1971
Reviewed July 11, 1989
Revised July 21, 2003
Revised August 9, 2004
Revised December 17, 2018
Revised May 17, 2021