degree, are urged to work closely with the transfer counselor, choose
their bachelor's degree program as soon as possible, and be careful to
follow an approved parallel program.
Credits for Armed Forces Education and
Inquiries concerning the granting of credit for work completed in
the Armed Forces should be directed to the Office of Records and
Registration as soon after completion of the experience as possible.
University credit may be granted for work completed in formal
service schools and training programs on the basis of the recom-
mendations of the American Council on Education as published in
the "Guide to the Evaluation of Experience in the Armed Forces."
Presentation of documentation certifying honorable discharge
(member 4 copy of the DD214) may result in the award of three
credits to meet health and physical education requirements.
Edinboro University is an institutional member of the Servicemembers
Opportunity College (SOC) and fully supports the organization's princi-
ples and criteria for providing educational opportunities to military ser-
vicemembers. Edinboro University also participates in the Concurrent
Admissions Program (ConAP) in cooperation with the United States
The Office of Records and Registration is prepared to assist all veterans
with their questions and to file for the various educational benefits to
which they are entitled. Edinboro University of Pennsylvania continues
to meet all of the criteria for approval for Veterans Education under the
provisions of Title 38, United States Code, Section 1775.
Join ROTC and the Guard or Reserve
While in College
You may be able to take advantage of a program that allows you to par-
ticipate in ROTC and enlist in the Army National Guard or Army
Reserve at the same time, provided a vacancy exists in either a Guard or
Reserve unit. It's called the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP).
If you take advantage of this program, you'll serve as an officer in a
Guard or Reserve unit and perform duties commensurate with the grade
of second lieutenant. And once you are graduated and commissioned,
you may continue your military service with your unit or apply for active
duty in the US Army.
What's more, while you're in college you can be gaining valuable expe-
rience and earning extra income. SMPs are paid at the rate of at least a
Sergeant E-5 for your Guard or Reserve service, and you'll receive an
allowance for the ROTC advanced course as well.
Contact the Military Science Department for more information on veter-
Earning Course Credit by
Examination or Evaluation
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania offers specific programs to assess
student requests for undergraduate credits that reflect learning acquired
in a non-traditional manner: College-Level Examination Program
(CLEP), College Entrance Examination Board Advanced Placement
(AP), Competency Examination Credit (internal), and Life Experience
Credit (internal). Only students who are pursuing a degree or certifica-
tion at Edinboro University are eligible for credit by examination or
evaluation. It is important that credit awards for prior learning be deter-
mined early in a student's career so that the subsequent course of instruc-
tion, planned with the academic advisor, can build around or upon them.
Therefore, students attempting to earn academic credit through any of
the examination or evaluation processes outlined below will be expect-
ed to do so before they have completed half of their degree or certifica-
tion requirements. Applicability of credit to satisfy major and related
requirements is at the discretion of the dean in consultation with depart-
ment faculty in the student's major and/or minor. No more than 45
semester hours of credit may be earned under this policy; no more than
30 hours may be earned under any single program listed in this policy.
Prior to administration of any of the above-noted examinations, students
will be expected to pay a fee established by the University.
College-Level Examination Program
Within certain limits, Edinboro University accepts credits toward gradu-
ation earned through CLEP. There are four accepted General
Examinations Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social
Sciences and History. Students scoring above the score recommended by
the American Council on Education will be awarded semester hours in
the appropriate achievement area. These credits can be used in fulfilling
free elective requirements.
Subject Examinations are offered in the areas of literature, foreign lan-
history and social sciences, science and mathematics, and busi-
ness. Each Subject Examination covers material usually taught in an
undergraduate course with a similar title at most colleges and universi-
ties. Students scoring above the score recommended by the American
Council on Education will normally be granted the number of credits
equivalent to those allowed for a comparable course taught at Edinboro
University, exclusive of English composition or a laboratory science.
For a list of course equivalencies for approved CLEP exams, contact the
Office of Non-Traditional Student Services.
If a student has taken college courses in the area(s) of achievement,
duplicate credit will not be awarded. Both traditional and non-tradition-
al students may take CLEP tests if eligibility requirements are met.
College Entrance Examination Board
A student who has received a score of 3, 4, or 5 on a College Entrance
Examination Board (CEEB) advanced placement test may request that
credit be granted by the dean and faculty of the academic area in which
the tested material falls. Normally students earning scores of 3, 4, or 5
will receive a minimum of three semester hours credit.
Competency Examination Credit
Edinboro University students may petition for undergraduate cred-
it by competency examination for courses offered by the
If students wish to challenge a course in which they are enrolled,
they must do it prior to the end of the "drop" period. Students may
not challenge courses in which they have previously received a
grade. Students may not challenge courses in which they have
received an audit. A student need not enroll in a course to challenge
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