Credit and Program Information

Military Student Programming

The Viterbo bachelor completion and graduate studies programs are designed to meet the educational needs of military 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 military students to engage in full-time progression toward their degree while managing work, family, and community commitments.

Flexible Military Leave

If a military 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 military students (active duty, veterans, and spouses) the opportunity to enroll in certain programs at a reduced tuition rate. The reduced tuition rate is limited to students in the bachelor completion business administration degree programs in:

  • accounting degree completion (online classes)
  • business leadership (online classes)
  • health care management (online classes)

Credit by Examination

Viterbo University will accept a maximum of 45 credits from American Council on Education (ACE) recommended work, DSST Exam (formerly DANTES), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Advanced Placement Examination, International Baccalaureate, or Credit for Prior Learning towards a bachelor degree. Of the maximum 45 alternative credits accepted, up to 30 may be for Credit for Prior Learning not otherwise covered by ACE, DSST, CLEP, AP, and IB. More information on CLEP is available here. Students interested in taking a CLEP exam should contact the Academic Resource Center.

Credit for Prior Learning

The credit for prior learning program is for students who feel they have significant college-relevant learning from lifetime/work experience applicable toward college credit. A limit of six credits may be earned by portfolio for master’s degree students and a maximum of 30 credits may be earned by portfolio for bachelor degree students. For more information regarding this program, contact your Viterbo University advisor.