New bill allows college credit for military experience

Posted at 6:35 PM, Jun 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-10 18:35:43-04

LANSING, Mich.–Veterans working toward a bachelor’s degree can now receive academic credits for some of their military experience.

Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation Wednesday that helps vets get their degrees faster.

Included in House Bill 4060 is the requirement that both the American Council on Education Registry of Credit Recommendations and the Department of Defense work together for service members in school. The agencies will identify where military experience covers what’s taught in certain courses, helping veterans get credit for it.

It also requires that the schools inform active duty or veteran applicants of their eligibility for those credits.

The legislation is now called Public Act 44 of 2015.