Military Students


Minot State University has been designated as an institutional member of Service members Opportunity Colleges (SOC), a group of more than 400 colleges and universities providing voluntary postsecondary education to members of the military throughout the world. As a SOC member, Minot State recognizes the unique nature of the military lifestyle and has committed itself to easing the transfer of relevant course credits. Service members Opportunity College has been developed jointly by educational representatives of each of the Armed Services, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and a consortium of thirteen leading national higher education associations. It is sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (AACJC).

Base Education Services Office

The Air Force maintains an Education Services Office at Minot Air Force Base. The University provides a coordinator at this base office. The coordinator assists Air Force personnel and their families in planning academic programs, selecting courses, completing financial aid procedures, and registration. All military personnel are encouraged to contact the Base Education Services Office for information and assistance
relative to academic programs.

Admission and Registration—Active duty military personnel, spouses, and dependents follow the application procedures.

Computer Literacy Requirement

According to the Department of Defense directive 1322.8, all students completing a degree on the Minot Air Force Base must do one of the following: 1) successfully complete an introduction to computer science course as one of their program electives, or 2) present evidence (credential, transcript, etc.) that computer literacy has been obtained.

Evaluation of Educational Experiences of Military Personnel

Service personnel currently on active duty who have acquired certain educational experiences, or have attended service schools, or have passed college AP/CLEP/DANTES tests can have these evaluated for transfer credit. Minot State University accepts the following towards a bachelor’s degree:

  1. Military service courses are given credit as recommended in the Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services published by the American Council on Education (ACE).
  2. Advanced Placement (AP), The College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and DANTES subject standardized tests are accepted in some areas. Check with the Registrar’s Office for the current AP/CLEP/DANTES Policy, as it is subject to revision. (See also Credit by Examination).