Military Graduate Credits and Experience Policy

  • Relevant military credits can be considered as graduate credits upon acceptance by the academic department/program and official approval by the School of Graduate Studies and Research. Credit review is based on the Joint Services Transcript by the departments/programs to determine acceptance of military schooling and experience as graduate credits in place of specific equivalent required or elective courses, and approval from the School of Graduate Studies and Research.

    To request credit consideration, the student must complete the Request for Military Credit Review form and follow the listed instructions. A military course, training, or work experience description must accompany the request. The request must identify specific required or elective courses that would be the equivalent of the military credits being considered. An official Joint Services Transcript showing the earned credits must be provided with the request.

    The request is reviewed by the academic department and the School of Graduate Studies and Research. After review, the student’s program coordinator and the student are notified through IUP e-mail whether the military credits are officially approved or not.

    No more than one-third of the total degree program hours may be accepted in the form of military credits. If the student has military credits approved as graduate credits and the student has transfer credits approved from IUP and/or another institution, the combined total of the graduate credits and transfer credits cannot exceed one-third of the total program hours for the degree. If military credits are approved and accepted, only the credit, not the grade or the accompanying quality points, will appear on the student’s IUP transcript. Military credits approved and accepted for one program at IUP will not be posted to the student’s transcript a second time for a second program.