• SOC and DANTES

    Official Marine Corps Photo
    Official Marine Corps Photo

    As a current or former member of the military, you should know that Monmouth University is a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) program. This program translates military service experience into credit-bearing courses.

    Monmouth University is among a group of more than 400 colleges and universities that provide voluntary post-secondary education to members of the military throughout the world. Monmouth recognizes the unique nature of the military lifestyle and has committed itself to easing the transfer of relevant course credit, providing flexible academic residency requirements and credit learning from appropriate military training and experiences. The University gives credit to students for their military service as dictated by SOC and with the approval of academic department chairpersons. Over the years, many of the courses students have taken while on duty have been evaluated and approved by academic departments. Students receive equivalent credit from Monmouth for these courses.

    Monmouth also gives credit for the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) program. DANTES allows you to take exams, without enrolling in classes, to earn college credit. These include the College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP), which provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement through a program of exams. These exams can be worth college credits of between two and six units each. Through DANTES, this test is free to service members.

    For more information about using your military experience for college credit, contact Ms. Lesbia Ortiz-Torres, assistant director of Undergraduate Admission, by sending an e-mail to ortiz-torres@monmouth.edu or by calling 732-263-5869.