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College Credit for Military Service

NC State University is cognizant of the needs of its military and veteran students returning to higher education.

The university is committed to providing a welcoming environment and has established mechanisms to ensure a seamless and successful transition to the university.  To further this goal, the university has defined a set of academic credits that may be awarded to members of the military as well as honorably discharged veterans for specific military training or course work.  These academic credits are intended to avoid duplicating effort and further members of the military and veterans toward their degree intentions.

Procedures

To obtain academic credit defined through this articulation, students must present official military documents (e.g. DD214, ERB, Joint Transcript, ESR, or ORB) to the Veteran Affairs Certifying Official in the Department of Registration and Records, along with the Military Credit Articulation Request Form.

Veterans who are no longer actively serving must provide a copy of their DD214-Member 4 Copy to receive Military Credit.

Upon documentation, appropriate credits will be awarded to currently enrolled, degree-seeking undergraduates.  Additional credits may be awarded to veterans and military members through existing credit by examination or CLEP test credit policies.

You can request your military transcript online.

Physical Education

CourseCreditRequisites for Credit
HESF 101 – Fitness and Wellness1 hourHonorable discharge from military service and/or completion of basic training
HESF 105 – Aerobics and Body Conditioning1 hourHonorable discharge from military service and/or completion of basic training

Military Science

CourseCreditsRequisites for Credit
MS 101 – Introduction to Leadership and Values I1 hourHonorable discharge from US Army or US Marine Corps and completion of Basic Combat Training; or, currently serving and completion of Basic Combat Training
MS 102 – Introduction to Leadership and Values II1 hourHonorable discharge from US Army or US Marine Corps and completion of Basic Combat Training; or, currently serving and completion of Basic Combat Training
MS 201 – Intermediate Leadership Theory I2 hoursCurrently serving or Honorable discharge from US Army and completion of US Army Basic Leader course or US Army Warrior Leader Course;  or, Honorable discharge from US Marine Corps and completion of Marine Corp’s Corporal’s Course
MS 202 – Intermediate Leadership Theory 22 hoursCurrently servining or Honorable discharge from US Army and completion of US Army Basic Leader course or US Army Warrior Leader Course; or, Honorable discharge from US Marine Corps and completion of Marine Corp’s Sergeant’s Course
MS 295 – Special Topics in Military Leadership2 hoursCurrently serving or Honorable discharge from US Army and completion of US Army Advanced Leader Course
MS 495 – Special Topics in Military Science3 hoursCurrently seriving or Honorable discharge from US Army and completion of US Army Senior Leader Course

Aerospace Studies

CourseCreditsRequisites for Credit
AS 121 – The Foundation of the United States Air Force I1 hourHonorable discharge from Air Force and completion of Basic Combat Training; or, currently serving and completion of Basic Combat Training
AS 122 – The Foundation of the United States Air Force II1 hourCurrently serving or Honorable discharge from US Air Force, successful completion of basic military training, and 4+ years in AF, or completion of Airman Leadership School, or completion of Non-Commissioned Officer Academy (NCOA) or Senior NCOA.
AS 221 – The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power I*1 hourCurrenlty Serving or Honorable discharge from US Air Force, successful completion of basic military training, and 4+ years in AF, or completion of Airman Leadership School, or completion of Non-Commissioned Officer Academy (NCOA) or Senior NCOA.
AS 222 – The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power II*2 hoursCurrenlty Serving or Honorable discharge from US Air Force, successful completion of basic military training, and 4+ years in AF, or completion of Airman Leadership School, or completion of Non-Commissioned Officer Academy (NCOA) or Senior NCOA.
NOTE:  *Students wishing to earn a USAF commission through AFROTC must complete this course via the traditional method, fully participate in the AFROTC program, pass with a C- or better, and meet all other field training qualifications.

Naval Science

CourseCreditRequisites for Credit
NS 110 – An Introduction to Naval Science2 hoursHonorable discharge from US Air Force and completion of Basic Combat Training; or, currently serving and completion of Basic Combat Training

Foreign Languages and Literature

CourseCreditRequisites for Credit
FL 101 – Elementary Lang I, FL 102 – Elementary Lang II, FL 201 – Intermediate Lang I, FL 202 – Intermediate Lang II12 hoursCompletion of the 24-week Special Forces Language and Cultural Training courses at the US Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School (SWCS)Course Number: Version 1: 2E-F117/011-F32(QB). Or Version 2: 2E-F117/011-F32 (QB).

Joint Services Transcript Evaluation Following the American Council on Education (ACE) Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experience in the Armed Services

CourseCreditRequisites for Credit
Up to 12 hours of free elective credit.  Degree applicability is at the discretion of the student’s academic department and college dean’s office.  Additional credit may be awarded departmental and college approvalAwarded per ACE recommendationUpper-Division Baccalaureate
N/ANo credit awarded unless otherwise designated aboveLower-Division Baccalaureate/associate degree
N/ANo credit awardedVocational certificate