Report: Vets Wonder Why They Can’t Get Credit for Military Experience

More and more veterans today question why they can’t get college credit for their military experience, according to an April 2014 story from TIME

It can be a frustrating situation for those who have served in the armed forces and return home to attend college—and some states are enacting legislation that would ensure servicemen and -women receive some academic credit for their training, according to TIME.

Globe University, recognized each year since 2008 as a top military-friendly college by Military Advanced Education, believes it should be easy for veterans to get college credit for their experience.

We work with veterans to get them credits before they even set foot in a classroom.

Related: Infographic on Globe University Transfer Credits

At a minimum, student-veterans who were honorably discharged will receive credit for Globe University’s Interpersonal Relations class (for completing basic training). It’s also easy for veterans to receive credit for our Global Citizenship course.

The number of applicable credits will vary based on military experience and what duties the veteran performed in the armed forces. Globe University follows American Council on Education recommendations on granting credit. (Globe University also offers multiple scholarships for veterans.)

“Globe has always been there when I needed assistance, and I knew it would be a great school to attend and work for,” Senior Airman Cory Schultz told Globe University. “This school has provided a more personal experience and assisted every step of the way. Anytime I had issue there was always someone to help me resolve it.”

It’s not always so easy.

The TIME article notes that the skills veterans learned in the military are in high demand, specifically in the areas of criminal justice and nursing.

Globe University works to accommodate veterans in a number of ways, including:

  • Credit is available to eligible students for military training
  • Staff members help students receive military educational benefits for which they qualify
  • Flexible scheduling accommodates active-duty service members
  • Special scholarship opportunities are available to qualified military personnel

Contact veterans@globeuniversity.edu for more information on college credit for military training.