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As a veteran or member of the military, you will receive priority registration each semester of enrollment. By registering early, you will have more options in choosing courses to meet your degree requirements and personal schedule. Dependents of veterans do not qualify for priority registration through this program. To be added to the priority registration list, you must see the VA Certifying Official in the Veterans Resource Center, who will give you the information you will need. Your priority registration will automatically be renewed each semester.

Military Credit (GE AREA E)

6 semester units of elective credit will be allowed toward a baccalaureate degree for a student with an honorable discharge from the military services of the United States who submits evidence of satisfactory completion of at least one year of active military service. 3 of the 6 semester units will be applied toward General Education Area E upon successful completion of ENG 1103, ENG 1101 (or the equivalent).

  • An additional 9 semester units of elective credit will be allowed toward graduation to any student submitting evidence of receiving a commission in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, or Marine Corps. Credit is not given for completion of the six-month reserve training programs or for college level general educational development tests.
  • Credit for specific courses may be allowed if the student has satisfactorily completed equivalent study in a military service school. The guidelines of the American Council on Education are followed in determining eligibility and approval must be granted by the department teaching the specific course for which credit is sought.

MPA 5410 Waiver (1-3 Semester Units)

Veteran students majoring in Public Administration, M.P.A., may apply to waive 3 units of MPA 5410 (Internship) (formerly MPA 698, 1-4 quarter units). A DD-214 with honorable discharge must be submitted to the Director of the MPA program, Dr. Brady Collins. To apply for the MPA 5410 waiver, please submit the Program of Study form and a copy of your DD-214 to:

Dr. Brady Collins, MPA Director
Political Science Department
bjcollins@cpp.edu
(909) 869-3573

Articulation agreements for military courses with American Council on Education (ACE) credit recommendations are published through the Transfer Evaluation System. The articulation agreements specify specific course credit to be awarded for certain courses taken while in the military. To receive credit, student veterans must first submit an official military transcript to the Registrar's Office. Veteran students may be eligible for additional course credit. For more information, please read the Transfer Credit Guide for Veterans (Semester).

Students who are utilizing Chapter 33 - Post 9/11 GI Bill® and/or Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program, the VA Certifying Official will save their classes from being dropped due to non-payment. Chapter 1606, Chapter 30, and Chapter 35 are not included. The Office of Financial Aid will save classes for those who are receiving Financial Aid.