Credit for Military Service

Rutgers University-Camden, ranked military friendly and a Purple Heart Distinguished university, strives to make the transition for military service members and veterans as seamless as possible.  In order to have experience and coursework completed, Rutgers-Camden will utilize recommendations of the American Council on Education (ACE)’s Guide to the Evaluation of Education Experiences in the Armed Services to grant credit for military courses and/or credit to all admitted undergraduates.  Either elective or direct course credit will be awarded based on ACE recommendations.

Credit for Completing Military Service
All military service members and veterans entering Rutgers University-Camden Fall 2016 and beyond, who meet the requirements listed below, will receive up to 12 credits of elective coursework based on the following years of service:

  • 2 years of service= 3 credits
  • 2.01 years- 4 years of service= 6 credits
  • 4.01 years – 8 years= 9 credits
  • 8.01 years and beyond= 12 credits

It is the responsibility of the student to provide the necessary paperwork to the Office of Veterans Affairs and Office of New Student Programs. 

  • Completed at least two years of service in the armed forces honorably.
    • If student was separated prior to completing the 2 years, the Office of Veteran Affairs will determine eligibility.  
  • Been honorably discharged from the U.S. armed forces.
    • DD214 must be submitted to Director of Veterans Affairs fully legible.
    • Veterans Affairs will approve the student for credit for service.
  • If student is looking for academic transfer credit, the student should also provide Joint Service Transcripts (JST) to the Office of New Student Programs if JST was not provided at the time of admission.