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Military Education Transfer Credits

UMD is very conservative in awarding credit for learning experiences at military schools. In order for credit to be granted, the material covered in the school must be like the material taught in a course on the Duluth campus. The amount and level of credit given is determined by the faculty in the appropriate University department. No credit is awarded for schools that are specific to military activities or for Military Occupational Specialty. (MOS)

The Defense Language Institute (DLI) in Presidio of Monterey, California, is regionally accredited at the higher education level. Courses completed at this institution are evaluated in the same way as courses from other colleges or universities. You must have an official DLI transcript sent to the Office of Admissions when you apply.

Credit is not normally allowed from specialized or proprietary institutions, or industry-based education programs. Schools or programs completed while in the military must offer a learning experience that is similar to the experience in a UMD course. In almost all cases, the only award is four credits of Physical Education.