SOC Consortium

SOC has suspended acceptance of applications for SOC Consortium membership in light of institutional involvement in the DOD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing process. Colleges and universities that are not current members of the SOC Consortium should sign the MOU as non-SOC members. Further information will follow at a later date.

SOC Consortium - Providing Educational Opportunities for Servicemembers

Providing Educational Opportunities for Servicemembers

Highlights Include:

  • More than 1,700 appropriately accredited colleges and universities providing associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees for servicemembers and their adult dependent family members
  • Colleges and universities with flexible policies that allow mobile servicemembers and their families to complete degrees rather than just accumulate course credit
  • SOC Consortium Guide on CD or SOC Web site with an Institutional Information Page for each Consortium member school detailing information in a variety of areas, including the awarding of non-traditional credit and points-of-contact for a SOC Institutional Representative, SOC Counselor, and Veterans Program Administrator or School Certifying Official.
  • SOC Consortium Colleges Listed by State
    SOC Consortium Colleges Listed by Name

SOC Consortium
and Degree Network System
Workshop Information

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Key Features of the SOC Consortium

  • Member commitment to the following from the SOC Criteria:
    • Reasonable Transfer of Credit: avoid excessive loss of previously earned credit and avoid course work duplication
    • Reduced Academic Residency: limited to no more than 25% of degree requirements with no final year or semester in residence (may require 30% for undergraduate degrees offered 100% online)
    • Credit for Military Training and Experience: recognize and use ACE's Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services in evaluating and awarding academic credit for military training and experience
    • Credit for Nationally-Recognized Testing Programs: award credit for at least one nationally-recognized testing program such as College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), DSST Examinations, Excelsior College Examinations (ECE)