Military & Veterans
Alliant International University would not be what it is today without its long tradition of working with and providing education for active members and veterans of the American Armed Forces. We are proud to continue that tradition in 2019 and beyond as we offer both services and understanding for those who choose Alliant for their education while they also choose to serve.
Called to Serve
Alliant International University is committed to providing the highest quality services for military students and their families. It is our goal to provide a seamless transition for students attending Alliant International University who are recalled for national and international military service and their return to the university after deployment. Alliant employees realize every student’s situation is unique dependent upon course load, financial aid status and date called to serve to name a few. As such, each and every student “called to serve” will be provided individualized service to address their specific needs.
Alliant International University will ensure students do not face an academic disadvantage as a result of being called to national or international service. When a student (or family member) receives recall orders to active duty or orders to deploy, the student can withdraw from the university with a 100% refund and without financial penalty.
If classes are in session at the time of activation, each case will be individually evaluated with the student’s professors to determine the best option for the student. The university will make every effort to restore students returning from national and military service to the status they held prior to their departure.
- Withdrawal. At any point in the term, a student called to serve may withdraw from Alliant International University by submitting a withdrawal request along with a copy of deployment orders to the Registrar’s Office. The student may receive a full credit of tuition and fees. The Registrar’s Office will process the withdrawal and arrange for appropriate adjustments to the student’s account.
- Selective Drops. A student may drop one or more courses and elect to complete remaining coursework in accordance with Option 3 or Option 4 below. A full credit of tuition and fees for dropped courses will be honored.
- Incompletes. Students who have successfully completed the majority of work for a course may be awarded a grade of “Incomplete” at the discretion of the professor. Professors are strongly encouraged to grant additional time for students to make up the required work.
- Final Grades. A final grade option is available if the following requirements are met:
- The professor determines that a sufficient amount of the course work has been completed; and
- Sufficient information about a student’s performance in the course has been obtained.
Students must consult with their professors to determine whether these two requirements have been met in order for a final grade to be awarded.
Called to Serve: Re-Admission
Any student whose absence from Alliant International University is necessitated by reason of service in the uniformed services shall be entitled to re-admission to Alliant International University if:
- The student (or an appropriate officer of the Armed Forces or official of the Department of Defense) gives advance written or verbal notice of such service to an Alliant International University official.
- The cumulative length of the absence and of all previous absences from Alliant International University by reason of service in the uniformed services does not exceed five years, and except as otherwise provided in this section, the student submits a notification of intent to re-enroll at Alliant International University.
- No notice is required if giving of such notice is precluded by military necessity, such as mission, operation, exercise, or requirement that it is classified; or
- A pending or ongoing mission, operation, exercise, or requirement that may be compromised or otherwise adversely affected by public knowledge.
Credit for Military Experience
At Alliant International University, we recognize many service members have gained knowledge and experience that can be applied to an academic curriculum. We will help you apply the maximum transfer credits possible to your Alliant degree program.
Alliant International University offers several opportunities to demonstrate non-traditional learning and will allow up to 90 units of coursework from 4 sources:
- Credit for Military Experience Advanced Placement Examinations (AP Exams)
- College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
- Extension Courses
- Military Service
Credit is generally awarded for scores of 3, 4, or 5 on the Advanced Placement Examination.
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Alliant International University awards transfer credit for military training and experience evaluated for college equivalency by the American Council on Education.
Undergraduate university level extension courses completed at a regionally accredited institution of higher learning can be considered for transfer credit. The extension course must be similar in content to a regular course offered. No more than 20 semester units of extension credit with at least an earned 2.0 (C) or better may be applied toward undergraduate degree requirements.
Credit for Military Experience
Up to 27 transfer credits may be earned through Military Experience. As a member of Service Members Opportunity Colleges (SOC), we have designed our transfer credit policy to minimize the loss of credit and avoid duplication of course work while maintaining the academic integrity and educational effectiveness of our programs.
Alliant International University considers both military service and military coursework for academic credit using the guidelines issued by the American Council on Education (ACE). We refer to the ACE “Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Services” when determining applicable transfer credit for military experience and training.
Veterans, active-duty personnel, Guard, and Reservists applying for admission to Alliant International University may be granted academic credit on a case-by-case basis upon evaluation of official military transcripts. These include Sailor/Marine ACE Registry Transcript System (SMARTS), Army/ACE Registry Transcript System (AARTS), Community College of the Air Force (CCAF), and United States Coast Guard transcripts.
Course equivalencies and credit hours awarded for a particular Alliant degree are determined by our schools and/or academic departments. Credit hours may be awarded for specific courses toward degree requirements or as elective credit. The number of credit hours awarded will be determined by the school and/or academic department.