- Baseline Standards and Procedures
Ohio Revised Code 3333.164 requires the Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents to develop a set of standards and procedures for state institutions of higher education to utilize in the granting of college credit for military training, experience, and coursework. The Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents signed a directive providing a baseline set of standards and procedures for the application of military credit. Having one set of standards and procedures serves to provide uniformity and consistency to the process, make it easier to communicate with and reach a wider audience, and highlight the priority the higher education community places on assisting veterans and active duty service members with their educational and career goals.
Ohio Revised Code 3345.423 requires the board of trustees or managing authority of each state institution of higher education to establish an appeals procedure for students who are veterans or service members for resolving disputes regarding the awarding of college credit for military experience.
- Statewide Credit Transfer Guarantees
Ohio’s credit transfer guarantee initiatives have been a cornerstone of the state’s effort to help students finish their certificates and degree programs by offering statewide credit and course/program equivalency transfer guarantees. There are various initiatives and tools to help service members and veterans reach their academic goals, as well as to offer guidance to Ohio's public institutions in their process to award college credit for military training, experience, and coursework.
- Academic Credit Resources
A variety of resources are available for the evaluation of military transcripts and the awarding of academic credit for military training, experience, and coursework.
- Awarding, Transcripting and Posting of College Credit for Military Training, Experience, and Coursework
To increase the accuracy and consistent application of course equivalencies and credit for service members and veterans with military training, experience, and coursework, find out more about those readily available tools that some of Ohio's public institutions are already using.
- Webinar about MTAGs in CEMS and on Transfercredit.ohio.gov
Recorded webinar about Military Transfer Assurance Guides being incorporated into the Course Equivalency Management System and transfercredit.ohio.gov. A streaming link to the webinar can be found here, and downloaded version can be found here.
Exploratory Project to Award Diversity and or Multicultural Credit to Service Members and Veterans
The Ohio Department of Higher Education is currently exploring efforts to maximize the award of applicable credit based on military service. Many combat occupations in the military are not awarded applicable academic credit until they reach the non-commissioned officer ranks. In an effort to serve this specific combat arms population as well as all military occupations in general, the ODHE would like to explore options to award useful general education academic credit for service members and veterans who have received diversity training and potentially multicultural training if they have deployed overseas.
Our initial recommendation is
-If your institution requires a US type diversity or multicultural course, please consider awarding a 3 semester hour course (or complete the requirement by attaching the appropriate course identifier to a military course they have on their transcript).
-If your institution requires a global diversity or multicultural course, please consider awarding this credit based on military deployments that are documented on the DD-214 or other military documentation
Overall Research document - GE Military Credit Project (this is a large file that has every Appendix file embedded in it with clickable links - our portion of the document are pages 1-8 - it is still in its EXPLORATORY phase)
Individual Documents Referenced in the GE Military Credit Project
Other Useful References
Please reference all of the documents and send your thoughts, comments, questions, concerns to Jared Shank, Director of Military & Apprenticeship Initiatives & Special Projects at Jshank@highered.ohio.gov