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Military and Veterans

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Credit and Program Information

Veteran-friendly Programming

The Viterbo adult and graduate studies programs are designed to meet the educational needs of veteran students while allowing the flexibility to re-enter the workforce. Courses are scheduled in a convenient, adult student model that provides the maximum educational experience with minimized on-campus requirements. This delivery structure allows veteran students to engage in full-time progression toward their degree while managing work, family, and community commitments.

Flexible Military Leave

If a student is suddenly called to active duty or otherwise temporarily relocated, our military leave of absence policy allows the student to immediately suspend their learning process without academic or financial penalty. Upon your return to Viterbo, the staff will work with you to get you reestablished in the completion of your degree program.

Transfer of Military Credit

Viterbo University accepts military transfer credit based upon the standards of the American Council on Education (ACE) for military training and previous college coursework.

Tuition Discounts

Viterbo University provides active and reserve military students and spouses courses at a reduced tuition rate. The reduced tuition is limited to students in the business administration degree in:

  • organizational management (online and evening classes at Ft. McCoy)
  • management information systems (online and evening classes)
  • accounting degree completion (blended online)

Tuition for 2011-12 school year is $310 per credit hour.

Credit by Examination

University participates in the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Only the CLEP subject examinations are considered for college credit. Students are eligible to receive credit in the subject areas of biology, business, chemistry, composition, computer science, English literature, history, mathematics, psychology, and sociology, no matter when, where, or how their knowledge has been acquired. The examinations are administered three times per year to currently enrolled students and to incoming students who enroll the subsequent semester. There is a fee for each examination. Interested persons should contact the Academic Resource Center. A maximum of 30 credits in any combination may be accepted via ACE recommended courses, DANTES examinations, or the CLEP. Viterbo University reserves the right to make such determinations. More information on CLEP

Credit for Prior Learning

A student who wishes to receive college credit for prior learning and feels he/she has significant college-relevant learning from lifetime/work experience creditable toward a college degree can become involved in this program. A limit of 30 semester hours may be earned by portfolio. To participate in the credit for prior learning program you must:

  • enroll concurrently to establish current student status for award of credit
  • enroll in a non-credit portfolio workshop or INDV 300, Introduction to Prior Learning Assessment
  • construct a portfolio containing lifetime/work learning that you feel may be applicable to college credit and course objectives
  • submit portfolio to the academic departments involved and pay portfolio fees. The academic departments will review the portfolio and upon successful completion, credit award will be made.

Degree Completion at Fort McCoy

Active and reserve military students and spouses can complete their degree online or by enrolling in courses at our off campus site at Ft. McCoy. To meet the needs of military students and spouses, Viterbo has designed these majors and courses to fit your needs:

  • organizational management (online and evening classes at Ft. McCoy)
  • management information systems (online and evening classes at our La Crosse campus)
  • accounting degree completion (blended online)

All required Viterbo classes are available online or you may choose to meet for classes on Wednesday evenings from 5:30–9:30 p.m. in Building 50, 123 Education Office Classroom.

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