ERIC Number: ED126809
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-May-26
Reference Count: N/A
Military Credit: A Study.
Harden, Harold D.
The credit awarded to selected students at the University of West Florida for their nontraditional educational experiences was examined and the significance of the credit to the students in their gaining admission and on their completing degree requirements was determined. Focus of the study was on the credit granted for educational experiences in the armed forces, termed military credit, which accounted for 82 percent of the nontraditional credit examined in this study. The findings reveal that the academic performance of the students to whom the nontraditional credit was awarded was generally above average and that the propriety of the use of the nontraditional credit in degree programs is generally accepted by all faculties of the university. Since the policy provides for those who qualify an opportunity to accelerate their degree programs, it is recommended that the policy be continued. (LBH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Records, Academically Gifted, Acceleration, Advanced Placement, College Credits, Degree Requirements, Flexible Progression, Grade Point Average, Higher Education, Military Service, School Surveys, Statistical Data, Transfers, Veterans Education
Office of Admissions, Academic Services Division, University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida 32504
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of West Florida, Pensacola. Educational Research and Development Center.