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Transfer Information for the Military Community

Transfer Information for the Military Community

With so many colleges and universities available, it is important that you choose one that will meet your needs as a part of the military community.  That means you should consider features such as tuition affordability, flexible class schedules, and military-friendly policies, among other things.

Comparison Shop

In addition to comparing features, you should check out colleges or universities that offer GI Bill approved education programs.  If you are on active duty, in the reserves, or may get deployed, it’s important to attend a college that offers convenient classes that can accommodate your schedule.

A listing of GI Bill approved education programs can be found here.

Once you have discovered the GI Bill approved education program that’s right for you, there are factors to consider in choosing a four-year university.  To help narrow down your choices, you might want to look below, or print a comparison chart to fill out!

Factors to consider when choosing a four-year university can be found here.

Military Transfer Credits

Most universities use the American Council of Education (ACE) guide to research course credit and award recommended credit. Credit is generally awarded after enrollment at the university.

ACE has a transfer guide that you can download to help you understand this process. Information on how and where to order your military transcripts is also provided in this guide.

Check out ACE for a transfer guide!

College Credit for Heroes

The College Credit for Heroes (CCH) program has been established by the State of Texas. The program seeks to maximize college credits awarded to active military members and veterans for their military experience. The program has developed streamlined degree paths and workforce certificates to expedite the transition into the Texas workforce.

We’ve made it as EASY as…..

  1. Register as a guest for limited access to the College Credit for Heroes (CCH) search or register as a College Credit for Heroes user for full access. Use CCH’s powerful search functions, and you will receive an immediate estimate of credits based on your military occupation and the service schools you attended.
  2. Request an evaluation of military educational experiences. Log in to your account at any time to check the status of your requests.
  3. Request an official transcript to be sent to a participating Texas college or another Texas college. Contact your participating college to determine what credits will be accepted toward your program of study

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