Easier military education credit transfer begins

Current and former military personnel now can see if their military training credits can become college credits for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.

The higher education system just launched Veterans Education Transfer System, a service thought to be the first like it in the country.

“Hundreds of military jobs can lead to civilian careers with some additional education,” Chancellor James H. McCormick said. “In the past, veterans have often found it difficult to know whether the training they receive in the military can count for college credit. We want to help veterans build on the excellent training they receive in the military by awarding appropriate credits and allowing them to complete a college program more quickly.”

Information about military training credit transfers is available at www.veterans.mnscu.edu.

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