Academic Policies Important to Veterans
- Academic Regulations, Procedures and General Information
- Earn College Credits by Examination
- Loyola recognizes that students, as a result of study or experience, may possess a mastery of the content of certain college courses. To enable students to profit from their knowledge, Loyola allows students to receive credit or a waiver of a requirement through departmental or external examination. Learn more.
- The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) allows veterans to receive college credit by earning qualifying scores on any one or more of 34 exams, allowing them to move directly into upper-level courses, saving time and money. Learn more »
- Policy for Students Called to Active Duty
- What is Academic Advising?
Documents Required Under the "Principles of Excellence"
On April 27, 2012, the President signed Executive Order 13607, Establishing Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family Members. Critical terms in the document include:
Degree requirements A planning document provided by the educational institution that outlines general required courses to complete an educational program. The planning document presents the general education and major-related course requirements, degree competencies (e.g., foreign language, computer literacy), and elective course options that students may choose for a specified program of study.
Educational plan A planning document provided by the educational institution that outlines general degree requirements for graduation. Typically, an educational plan presents the general education and major-related course requirements, degree competencies (e.g., foreign language, computer literacy), and elective course options that students may choose for a specified program of study. This document is required from the institution upon the successful completion of six semester hours by the Service member at the institution.and (3) includes an evaluation of all successfully completed prior coursework as well as an evaluation of credit for military training, experience, and other credit sources applied to the institutional degree requirements.
Evaluated educational plan . An official academic document provided by the educational institution that (1) articulates all degree requirements required for degree completion or, in the case of a non-degree program, all educational requirements for completion of the program; (2) identifies all courses required for graduation in the individual’s intended academic discipline and level of postsecondary study
Updated July 6, 2013