Credit by Examination
Credit for Experience
Your work in the armed forces could be transferred into an Applied Arts and Science degree. SOIS accepts credits from the Community College of the Airforce, Navy Smart Transcripts, and MOS professional fields.
CLEP, Dante, and Ponsi exams allow students to independently earn college credits toward their degree. Once you and a SOIS advisor have designed a draft plan of study, talk to them about how you can utilize these exams in your degree. For more information, click here.
Non-collegiate organizations (professional associations, private industry, government agencies, etc.) may choose to submit their training programs for review by The American Council on Education (ACE). To see if your training has been reviewed by ACE, visit the ACE National Credit Guide and discuss, with a SOIS advisor, if the Guide recommendations can be applicable to your SOIS academic degree program.
Students with substantial work experience in a specific field may receive academic credit for their life experience. This tutorial can assist you in identifying and preparing the appropriate documentation to prove that your experience is at least equivalent to the breadth and depth of a college level course. Materials presented in credit by experience portfolios are reviewed by faculty members within and outside of SOIS.