Regulation will allow more military students across the UNC System to earn uniform credit for military training

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – A new UNC System regulation ensures that military students at UNC System institutions will be uniformly awarded credit for their training.

The regulation was signed Thursday by UNC System President Peter Hans.

“In the past, we have missed out on the chance to serve talented military students because our credit policies weren’t easy to parse, or weren’t as generous as those of our peers,” Hans said. “Hundreds of faculty and administrators have worked to correct that problem, and I applaud their dedication.”

The UNC System serves more than 21,000 veterans and active-duty personnel and has recently launched a campaign to expand its reach among military-affiliated students. This new regulation applies to all 16 universities in the UNC System, ensuring that military students receive equivalent types of credit for their experience, regardless of which public university they attend.

“We want to make it as easy as possible for these dedicated Americans to build a life and a career in our state,” Hans said. “Providing a world-class education is the best way to do that, and I’m proud of the steps we’re taking to connect military students with our public universities.”

Per the regulation, the UNC System will form a database that permits military-affiliated students and university personnel to quickly determine the appropriate credit and apply it accordingly. Awarded credits will be course specific, allowing students to efficiently finish their degrees while using VA benefits.

Click here to read the full text of the regulation.

About The University of North Carolina System

The University of North Carolina System enrolls nearly 250,000 students at 17 institutions, including the state’s 16 public universities and the nation’s first public residential high school for academically gifted students. The UNC System is among the strongest and most diverse higher education systems in the country, with more than $1.8 billion in research expenditures and campuses that serve every region of the state. Affiliate organizations include UNC Health and PBS North Carolina, with its 12-station broadcast network.