Military Service Credit
The University may grant credit for military science to students with six or more months of honorable active service in the armed services of the United States or in a service academy. A total of 30 semester hours of elective credit, including basic military service, may be accepted from the Community College of the Air Force. University policy permits and encourages granting credit for appropriate educational experience in the armed services in accordance with their evaluation in the American Council on Educations 1986 Guide to the Evaluation of Education Experiences in the Armed Services or by the Commission on the Accreditation of Service Experiences evaluation service. Veterans requesting military service credit should submit a copy of their DD Form 214 to the Records and Registration Office for evaluation. The University Tennessee at Chattanooga is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges.
National Student Exchange
UTC students have the opportunity to participate in an exchange program within the United States and Canada. The National Student Exchange (www.nse.org) offers UTC students the opportunity to study at 180 other U.S. colleges and universities for a semester and summer, or a whole year at minimal additional cost to what they pay as UTC students. UTC students have studied at colleges and universities in Alabama, Hawaii, California, Utah, Minnesota, Montana, Colorado, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Vermont and Massachusetts since UTC joined the consortium in 1998.
UTC students participating in an exchange remain enrolled at UTC by registering in a non-credit course. This enrollment will certify them as exchange students and enable students to use their financial aid or scholarships to help pay for the exchange. There is also an application fee charged for participation in the NSE Program.
Normally, nontraditional credit will not apply toward the last 24 hours of residency. However, students who have completed their last 24 hours of traditional course work at UTC prior to participation in the National Student Exchange program need not petition for an exception to the final 24-hour residency requirement.
Interested students are encouraged to contact the Office of Cooperative Education and International Programs at (423) 425-4735, or come to the office in 326 University Center.