Credit for Military Service
In accordance with procedures established by the University system of Georgia, MGA offers credit for military
service using the following criteria (USG Academic & Student Affairs Handbook, 2.16 Credit for Military Service)
and based on training courses identified in the American Council on Education (ACE).
The total number of combined hours earned through correspondence, extension, and military experiences
shall not exceed 15 credit hours. MGA will also award a maximum of 40 credit hours towards a degree
through prior learning assessments which include Advanced Placement Program College Entrance Exam (AP),
College Level Examination Program (CLEP), DANTES/DSST Subject Examinations, and departmental challenge exams.
For more information about prior learning assessments visit Testing Services
or the academic catalog and search Advanced Standing by Examination.
Requests for academic credit based on military experience can be made through the academic advisor,
the program director, the department chair or the Registrar’s Office. The following procedure is to be
- Request for academic credit is submitted using the Military Evaluation Form.
- The Registrar researches the American Council on Education (ACE) Guide to determine the recommendation made by that organization.
- The Registrar advises appropriate academic officer (e.g., department head) program of ACE recommendation(s).
- The appropriate academic officer advises registrar of what credit, if any, is to be granted in that specific discipline. Per Board of Regent’s policy, credit should not be awarded for course/experiences not offered by that academic institution.
- The Registrar’s Office records appropriate credit on official transcript and advises both the student and academic advisor of the credit that has been granted.
Active Duty Military Students Exemption of Special Institutional Fee
Effective for students enrolling Fall 2012 individuals who are currently serving full-time on
active duty in a branch of the armed forces of the United States are eligible to request an exemption
of the Special Institutional Fee. An exemption form must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar.