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ADVANCED STANDING FOR SOC
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ADVANCED STANDING FOR SERVICEMEMBERS OPPORTUNITY
(MnSCU Policy 3.17)
(RCTC Policy 3.17.9)
Part 1. Definition: Advanced Standing
for Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) was created in 1972
to provide educational opportunities to service members, who, because
they frequently moved from place to place due to military service,
had trouble completing college degrees. The intent is to provide education
opportunities for service members and their families. Students seeking
advanced standing status must apply to both the College and be a member
of SOC. A SOC institution limits academic residency requirements for
active-duty service members to no more than 25% of the undergraduate
degree program for SOC students only to meet compliance with their
requirement for membership.
Credits will be awarded the student and noted on the transcript when application for graduation from the program has been submitted. All other portions of the SOC membership are as reviewed and approved by RCTC faculty.
Date of Implementation: Fall 2003
Date of Revisions: 9/27/06 (Procedures removed from Policy)
Date of Adoption: 09/09/2003