Part 3 - Comprehensive Standards
  

3.4.8  The institution awards academic credit for course work taken on a noncredit basis only when there is documentation that the noncredit course work is equivalent to a designated credit experience. (Noncredit to credit)

Compliance
Partial Compliance
Non-Compliance

Narrative

The University of New Orleans does not award academic credit for courses taken on a noncredit basis. The University recognizes the validity of the recommendation in the current edition of the “American Council on Education’s Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Forces”. As per the statement below from the University Regulations of the Catalog, credit for courses completed at certain military schools will only be granted subject to approval by the student’s academic dean.

Many military educational programs are not directly usable in university degree programs because the focus is too narrow and pragmatic. On the other hand, some service schools provide instruction which may be equated with university work.

When the student presents the Office of Admissions with an official record of completion of a course at a service school, a notation will be made on the student's evaluation sheet in accordance with the recommendation of the Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services prepared by the American Council on Education. Credit for such courses may or may not be applicable toward the student's degree program; this will be determined by the student's Dean.

Supporting Documents

Document Description
Document IconACE_Guide_Eval_Ed_ExpAmerica Council on Education Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services
Document IconUNO_Catalog_Credit_Armed_ServicesUniversity of New Orleans Catalog - Credit for Armed Services