Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Army Degrees (SOCAD)

Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) was created in 1972 to provide educational opportunities to servicemembers who, because they frequently moved from place to place, had trouble completing degrees. The SOC Consortium consists of over 1,900 colleges and universities committed to helping meet the voluntary education needs of servicemembers.

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The SOC Degree Network Systems associates and bachelor’s degrees for the U.S. Army include resources on:
• Accredited institutions vetted by the Army to offer associate and bachelor’s degrees to Soldiers, their spouses, and adult children worldwide
• Military-friendly colleges with flexible policies to allow mobile Soldiers and their families to complete degrees without suffering loss of credit
• Degrees offered via traditional and distance-learning programs
• Degrees offered in popular academic areas as well as unique degrees tailored to military experience and training

Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Army Degrees (SOCAD) member colleges provide:
• Reduced Academic Residency: Complete 25% or less of degree requirements with your “home” college (30% for completely online programs)
• Credit for Non-Traditional Learning: Credit awarded for military experience and training. This credit is awarded based on American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations and standardized tests such as CLEP and DSST
• Student Agreements: Home colleges work with individual students to create a “contract for degree,” a snapshot of completed and remaining degree requirements, created after completion of six semester hours of credit at the home college. This contract remains in effect even if you leave the military


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