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Military Student Services


Military Student Services understands you may need additional support. 

We have complied resources from both the university and the community to support you.  


Transfer CreditWestern Carolina will accept credits in transfer from regionally accredited colleges and universities. These credits may be applied towards the liberal studies, major course, or general elective areas.

American Council on Education (ACE) Credit Recommendations
Western Carolina University honors ACE credit recommendations to the greatest extent possible. Official transcripts that list this training and experience, along with a corresponding recommendation for college credit, are prepared by each military branch for its members. These transcripts can be found on the ACE website.

Military transcripts of veterans admitted to the university will be evaluated for potential credit to be applied towards graduation.

Veterans applying for admission to graduate programs should also review their military transcripts or formal training course completion certificates for possible ACE recommendations for credit at the graduate level.

CLEP and DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (SSTs)
CLEP Subject exams and DANTES SSTs will be evaluated for possible credit transfer.

Residency Requirement
To be eligible for graduation, students must complete a minimum of 25% of the total number of semester hours required for their degree program through regular enrollment at Western Carolina University. They must also complete a minimum of twelve semester hours in junior-senior level courses in the major field. Western Carolina University’s distance learning courses can be used to meet this requirement.

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