Credit for Military Service
Fulfillment of Wellness General Education Program Requirement:
If you have completed
Basic Training in any branch of the U.S. military, you may provide your DD214, NOBE or Joint Services Transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon satisfactory review, credit will be granted for the following UW-Stevens Point courses:
- Wellness, 2 credits. Meets General Education Program requirement for Wellness (GEP: WLN).
- Elective, 2 credits.
If you have completed
Basic Training and also meet the following criteria, you may receive additional credit as indicated below:
- For completion of
Basic Life Support Training and possession of
current CPR certification, credit will be granted for HS 123: Standard First Aid and CPR, 1 credit. You must submit your current CPR card as well as your DD 214, NOBE or Joint Services Transcript.
- For completion of
Basic Life Support Training, possession of
current CPR certification and completion of
Combat Lifesaver Training, credit will be granted for P ED 101:
Responding to Emergencies –
CPR/First Aid, 1 credit and HS 123:
CPR for the Professional Rescuer –
Instructor, 1 credit, HS 124. You must submit your
Combat Lifesaver training certificate and current CPR card as well as your DD 214, NOBE or Joint Services Transcript.
Credit for Other Military Course Work:
You may submit your military transcripts (JST, AARTS or SMART) to the
UW-Stevens Point Admissions Office. Request your JST transcripts here:
Wisconsin Act 59
36.31 (title) Coordination with other educational agencies; credit for military education.
SECTION 623m. 36.31 (4) of the statutes is created to read:
36.31 (4) Upon receiving from the federal department of defense a student’s official joint services transcripts or Community College of the Air Force transcripts, the institution or college campus in which the student is enrolled shall do the following:
- Accept all American Council on Education credit recommendations included in the official joint services transcript and award academic credit to the student in accordance with these recommendations.
- Accept all credits included in the Community College of the Air Force transcript and award academic credit to the student accordingly.
Institutions will award credit according to these guidelines:
- The educational quality of the learning experience the student seeks to transfer;
- The comparability of the nature, content and level of the learning experience to that offered by the receiving Institutions; and
- The appropriateness and applicability of the learning experience to the programs offered by the receiving institution, in light of the student’s educational goals.
2019 WI Act 147
Students should be aware that you have a choice whether or not to accept the credits from your Joint Service Transcript (JST) or your Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) transcript offered to you by UW-Stevens Point. The 2019 WI Act 147 provides flexibility to veterans in determining whether they would like their credits transferred from military transcripts to the University of Wisconsin System or technical colleges. Specifically, it contains this language:
SECTION 2. 36.31 (4) (bm) of the statutes is created to read: 36.31 (4) (bm) An institution or college campus may not award academic credit to a student under par. (am) for each course for which the student, upon consultation with the institution's or college campus's staff, objects to the awarding of credit for that course.
Students who are given credits that may not pertain directly to their program could be disadvantaged for financial aid purposes or other professional groups or designations.
It is important to make your determination regarding acceptance of these credits , in consultation with your advisor, in your first semester.
Experiential Learning for Veteran Students
Veteran students may satisfy the Experiential Learning requirement by working with an ELA Mentor to reflect upon the connections between their military service and their coursework at UW-Stevens Point. To satisfy the Experiential Learning requirement in this way, veterans must:
- have earned at least 24 credits from UW-Stevens Point;
- meet their ELA Mentor at least once before formally reflecting upon the connections between their military service and their coursework at UW-Stevens Point; and
- reflect upon the connections between their military service and their coursework at UW-Stevens Point through written communication with their ELA Mentor.