Credit for Education in the Armed Forces

Effective Fall 2015 for new admits, veterans who have served in the armed forces may receive 2-6 general credits toward degree for their recruitment training if an honorable or general discharge was granted. The hours granted vary according to the ACE recommendations for credit based on the military branch of service. Additional Specialist Training credit may be petitioned for credit via a written petition during the first semester on campus. Veterans should meet with their academic unit to discuss possible options, write a petition, and arrange to meet with a discipline representative or department chair to review the military coursework and experience. Based on the discussion and ACE recommendations, specific credit would be granted in the first semester after admission by the discipline representative or department chair through the academic unit advising office.
UM-Dearborn has a cap of 62 transfer hours from an accredited community college. The same cap is applied for all ACE credits. This includes the general credit granted for recruitment training for veterans. If a veteran attended the Community College of the Air Force the cap of 62 hours toward degree includes the general credits, attendance at the Community College of the Air Force and all petitioned credit to degree.

Credit for Military Officer Education

College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters
Up to six credit hours of Military Science / Aerospace Studies / ROTC coursework may count as elective credit toward degree.

College of Business
Up to six semester credit hours will be granted to a student for successful completion of advanced military science courses towards the BBA degree requirements.

College of Engineering and Computer Science
Students who satisfactorily complete the requirements as established by the Military Officer Education Program Chairman for a commission and satisfactorily complete the engineering program of studies may count a maximum of four credit hours of advanced military science courses (300 and 400 level) as meeting program elective hours for an engineering degree at the discretion of the academic department.

College of Education, Health, and Human Services
Courses do not carry credit toward degree requirements.