Office of the Registrar
The Military Service Credit option is available to Veterans who have met the following requirements:
- 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.
- Honorably discharged former member of the armed forces of the United States
- Completed a minimum of two years of service in the armed services or was discharged because of a disability.
In deciding whether to claim this credit, students should consider 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 B On Time loan forgiveness if they have excess credit.
To have the credit awarded, students must complete a Military Service Credit Agreement form, and 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.
Please note, this process (including the awarding of credit) is irrevocable. Therefore, careful consider should be given to the total effect of the additional course credit to degree progress and other institutional rules.
Credit earned under this policy (or legislative mandate) does not prohibit UT Tyler from awarding additional military educational experience credit based on American Council of Education (ACE) Guide recommendations.
HB 269 (THECB interpretation; effective June 19, 2009)
Course credit for military service and standard fee for reserve officer training corps courses.
Author: Lucio III Sponsor: Van de Putte
Summary: (HB 269 has two distinct sections, this summary pertains to Section 1)
Section 1 instructs institutions of higher education to award undergraduate students admitted to the institution and persons called into military service who are being readmitted to the institution, course credit for all physical education courses required for the person’s degree and additional course credit for up to 12 hours for courses that can meet the elective course requirements for the degree.
To qualify, the student must have graduated from an accredited high school or a high school operated by the U.S. Department of Defense and be an honorably discharged former member of the U.S. Armed Forces who either completed at least two years of service or was discharged because of a disability. The provisions apply regardless of whether the student was admitted prior to the effective date of the bill.