Military Service Credit

U.S. Military Veterans who meet the eligibility requirements below may elect to receive up to 12 undergraduate credit hours of physical education towards elective course requirements for their undergraduate degree.

The Military Service Credit option is available to Veterans who have met the following requirements:

  1. Graduated from a public or private high school, accredited by a generally recognized accrediting organization or from a high school operated by the United States Department of Defense.
  2. Honorably discharged former member of the armed forces of the United States
  3. Completed a minimum of two years of service in the armed services or was discharged because of a disability.

To have the credit awarded, students must provide proof of eligibility (i.e., DD214 or disability discharge documentation, and military transcripts). Once processed (and approved), the appropriate amount of elective credit will be added to the student's official academic record; effective the date of approval.

The awarding of credit is irrevocable (I.e., cannot be removed from transcript once awarded). Therefore, in deciding whether to claim this credit, students should consider, in consultation with a veterans affairs advisor, the impact of the credit on their eligibility for a tuition rebate, the possibility that they will charged additional tuition if they have excess credit, and the possibility that they will be ineligible for Texas BOnTime loan forgiveness if they have excess credit.