Manual of General Policy
Policy 7.10 Military Service
1 Students Called to Active Duty
A student who is called to active duty in the armed forces of the United States after having attended regularly thirteen or more weeks or having completed eighty-five percent of the term's work through acceleration may be given full credit for each course in which he or she has a grade of C or better. The final grade in each course credited in accordance with the foregoing provision shall be the grade at the time of his or her leaving for military service. (BTM,1952,04-21,013,__)
The appropriate committee or other designated authority shall be empowered to grant the remaining number of credits required for graduation to a member of the graduating class who lacks not more than twelve credits in elective courses to complete the requirements for the degree and who is called to active duty in the armed forces of the United States. Such credit may, however, be denied to a student who, under existing regulations, has received credit for uncompleted courses. (BTM,1952,04-21,013,__)
It shall be University policy for colleges to encourage students who enter military service to maintain their status as students by availing themselves of such opportunities as may be offered them (by the colleges, by other accredited colleges, and/or by service agencies) to continue their studies while in the armed forces. (BTM,1952,04-21,013,__)
2 Admissions and Readmission
The colleges should accept every veteran who applies and qualifies for admission. (BTM,1952,04-21,013,__)
A veteran presenting fourteen of the sixteen units required for admission who is deficient in not more than three of the prescribed units, provided he or she is otherwise qualified, may be admitted and may receive credit towards his or her degree for the work he or she takes in college to satisfy his or her entrance conditions. (BTM,1952,04-21,013,__)
Veterans whose secondary school preparation has been inadequate in terms of scholarship, entrance units, or both, should be considered for admission as non-matriculated students and should be matriculated subsequently, if the record of achievement in the college justifies such action. (BTM,1952,04-21,013,__)
Readmission with a probationary or non-matriculate program should be granted to the veteran who was a former student with an unsatisfactory scholastic record. (BTM,1952,04-21,013,__)
3 Evaluating Criteria
College credits may be allowed up to a maximum of eighteen in specific subject matter areas for the satisfactory completion of USAFI courses. Furthermore, efforts should be made to set up facilities in the colleges to test competence and allow credit therefore when requested by those students who have not had an opportunity to submit to the USAFI examinations. (BTM,1952,04-21,013,__)
Credit for educational experiences in the armed forces may be evaluated in terms of the degree toward which the veteran is working, and may be awarded for courses offered in the curriculum of any accredited college as well as areas that might be considered part of a potential curriculum of an accredited college. (BTM,1952,04-21,013,__)
The stated course requirements for the degree may be modified in the case of the veteran. Such adjustments should be made in consideration of the special justification in the individual case and without weakening the essential import of the degree or certification for which the veteran is a candidate. (BTM,1952,04-21,013,__)
A maximum allowance of twelve credits for military experience may be granted the veteran who has been in the service for six months or more, and a maximum allowance of six credits for the veteran who has been in service for more than 90 days but less than six months. The granting of this credit shall not deprive the veteran of taking the total number of credits required for his or her degree. (BTM,1952,04-21,013,__)
The acceptance of credit for both educational and military experience should be permissive with the veteran. (BTM,1952,04-21,013,__)
4 Special Registration Procedures
The veteran who re-enters at any time during the term should be given the opportunity to audit courses without credit. Fees will be waived except for non-matriculated students. (BTM,1952,04-21,013,__)
The veteran who returns after the completion of the normal registration period may be permitted to enroll without late fee for credit either in regular courses or in special tutorial courses, or a combination of both. (BTM,1952,04-21,013,__)
5 Admission of Veterans
5.1 Matriculation Procedures
All student veterans whose high school averages qualified them to enroll as matriculated students, but who were enrolled as non-matriculated students because of their failure to meet the previous admissions application deadlines are to be fully matriculated effective. (BTM,1975,01-27,002,_B)
5.2 Late Admission
All veterans of the U.S. Military Service with no previous college experience will be permitted to file matriculation applications at any time prior to the date that registration is scheduled to begin and that the normal University-established dates for filing such applications shall not apply. (BTM,1975,01-27,002,_B)
In the event the filed application is lacking in supporting data at the time of scheduled registration, the veteran, subject to space limitation, shall be admitted as a conditional matriculant pending receipt of such supporting data, provided, however, that the veteran has presented evidence of a high school diploma or equivalent. (BTM,1975,01-27,002,_B)
Upon receipt of the supporting documentation to complete the application, the veteran shall be placed in full matriculation if he or she meets the admission requirements of the college or if he or she has met the college's academic standards for continued matriculation at the end of the aforementioned semester. (BTM,1975,01-27,002,_B)
Veterans admitted in accordance with the foregoing resolutions will forfeit their matriculated status if they should fail to provide the documentation required by the college in order to complete the admissions application or if they fail to meet the college's academic standards for continued matriculation. (BTM,1975,01-27,002,_B)
6 Reinstatement Without Penalty
With reference to students in good standing whose enrollment is interrupted by military service or by absence from college due to refusal to serve in the armed forces, the University will continue its long-established policy of readmitting students without prejudice arising from such absence. (ACM,1968,p061)
7 Graduate Work for Veterans
The following procedures are designed to assist the man or woman now in the Armed Forces who wishes to commence or resume studies on the graduate level upon return to civilian life. (BTM,1945,06-18,004,__)
Subject to approval of the appropriate graduate authority to be designated by the President of each college, a senior may be admitted provisionally as a graduate student, including in the program of study some courses that will count toward the Bachelor's degree and others that will count toward the Master's degree. Admission to the graduate course of study will be confirmed as soon as the Bachelor's degree is confirmed. (BTM,1945,06-18,004,__)
If there is a reasonable likelihood that the requirements for the Bachelor's degree have been completed, a veteran may be permitted to commence graduate studies, pending the evaluation of work completed while in service. (BTM,1945,06-18,004,__)
Subject to the approval of the appropriate graduate authority, courses prerequisite to the Master's degree may be completed through the Armed Forces Institute and the colleges cooperating with the Institute program. Likewise, appropriate work completed in a formalized educational program in the Armed Services may be used to fulfill such requirements. (BTM,1945,06-18,004,__)
Corresponding courses completed through the Armed Forces Institute and in cooperating colleges may be credited toward the Master's degree up to a maximum of six credits, subject to the approval of the appropriate graduate authority. It is recognized that in some fields of study fewer than six credits will be acceptable or even that no credit will be allowed. (BTM,1945,06-18,004,__)
On the basis of graduate work taken elsewhere the appropriate graduate authority may excuse the veteran from earning in residence as much as one half of the course credits required for the Master's degree. This provision is not to be construed as exempting the veteran from other requirements for the degree. A thesis or a comprehensive examination or both will be required of all candidates. (BTM,1945,06-18,004,__)
The veteran who is unable to obtain a full graduate program at any one city college because of insufficient course offerings shall be permitted to round his or her program at one of the other city colleges with courses approved by his or her graduate authority. (BTM,1945,06-18,004,__)