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MILITARY CREDIT (Please note this policy is currently under review.)

(RCTC Policy 3.15.5)

Part 1: Terminology:
Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System (AARTS)
Serviceman's Opportunity (SOC)
Sailor/Marine/ACE Registry Transcript (SMART)
American Council on Education (ACE)
Competency Based Education (CBE)

Part 2. Acceptance: Rochester Community and Technical College may award up to sixteen (16) semester credits to be designated military electives at the discretion of the faculty SOC liaison based on the service person's AARTS or SMART transcript (ACE military experience/schooling).

If a U.S. military veteran wants to apply any of these credits toward specific RCTC courses, (ex. management, marksmanship, etc.) to meet degree requirements, veterans may use the College’s CBE without payment of the normal processing fee (the College will cover the processing fee). In such a case, the veteran will take the CBE application to the Vice President of Academic Affairsfor approval.

If the veteran receives specific CBE credit for military experience/schooling, the number of credits thus received will be deducted from the overall amount awarded by the faculty SOC. In no case will such CBE and other general military electives equal more than 16 credits.

Part 3. Appeal: If such a student is dissatisfied with the evaluation (Faculty SOC liaison or CBE or faculty SOC liaison) a RCTC petition to the Academic Standards Committee can be pursued. If still dissatisfied, he/she can appeal to the RCTC Academic Affairs and Standards Council.

College credits earned by military veterans from on or off-base accredited colleges/branches with official college transcript, including the Community College of the Air Force, will be evaluated for possible transfer by the RCTC Admissions Office.

Date of Implementation: Immediate
Date of Adoption: 9/14/04

Date of Revisions: 10/11/2011




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