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Office of the Registrar

Military Credit

Per HB 269, U.S. Military Veterans who meet the eligibility requirements below may elect to receive up to 12 undergraduate credit hours of physical education toward elective course requirements for their undergraduate degree.

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.

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 an academic advisor, the impact of the credit on their eligibility for a tuition rebate and the possibility that they will be ineligible for Texas BOnTime loan forgiveness if they have excess credit.

To have the credit awarded, students must complete a Military Service Credit Agreement form (see Forms Library) and provide proof of eligibility as noted on that document. Signatures from the student’s academic advisor and department chair are required. 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.

In addition to credits granted under HB 269, U.S. Military Veterans may request additional credits be awarded based upon review of official documentation of military service-related training or coursework. Accepted sources of documentation include Joint Services Transcripts and American Council on Education (ACE) evaluations.

To request a review, students must complete a Military Service Credit Evaluation form in conjunction with their academic advisor(s) and the chair of the academic department offering their major, each of whom must approve all credit recommendations. Any requests for credits applicable toward the core curriculum will be subject to review and approval by the Office of the Registrar.

Credits from accredited institutions such as the Community College of the Air Force are not reviewed under this policy. Such credits are assessed per standard transfer credit policies and procedures.