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Upper Iowa University is proud of its association with the U.S. armed services and the opportunity it gives us to enhance the leadership potential of servicemembers and their families. No matter where servicemembers are in the world – at home, on a military installation, or in the field, sea, or air- they can begin or continue their studies at Upper Iowa.  We offer face-to-face, online and self-paced learning opportunities to individuals located around the world.   

We understand service to our country can create special circumstances, so we have policies that support your needs.  One example of this is our deployment/readmission policy.   

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Military Educational Partnerships

Air Force

Upper Iowa University recognizes the work completed in the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) and currently has an articulation agreement established to award credit based CCAF courses. The Air University Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative Program (AU ABC) establishes partnerships between the Air Force and accredited civilian institutions of higher education. Airmen who have completed an associate in applied science (AAS) degree with the Community College of the Air Force or other accredited two-year program can earn a career-related four-year degree by completing an additional 60 semester hours. With more than 60,000 eligible enrollees, this Air Force initiative provides enhanced educational opportunities for the enlisted force. Upper Iowa University is a registered member institution in the AU-ABC program.  

* The AU ABC program is only available to active duty Air Force personnel. Specific UIU degree programs are included in this agreement. Please visit the AU ABC portal for a list of eligible programs. 

Army

Upper Iowa University is a member institution in GoArmyEd, the virtual gateway for soldiers on active duty to request Tuition Assistance (TA) online anytime for classroom and distance learning college courses. As a member institution, there are no up-front, out-of-pocket expenses for the soldier when enrolling in Upper Iowa University classes as long as his/her TA allowance has not been exceeded. 

Army National Guard

Upper Iowa has also established an educational partnership with the Army National Guard Support Center. Our staff evaluates Joint Service Transcripts respectively and builds a personalized college degree plan by consolidating earned credit from military training, college level testing programs, independent study courses and other college courses. All Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Science majors offered through UIU are part of the degree plan assessments that are available at the support center. 

Coast Guard

Upper Iowa has also established an educational partnership with the Coast Guard Institute. Our staff evaluates Joint Service Transcripts respectively and builds a personalized college degree plan by consolidating earned credit from military training, college level testing programs, independent study courses and other college courses. All Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Science majors offered through UIU are part of the degree plan assessments available at the institute center. 

Marine Corps

Upper Iowa University also evaluates training received in the U.S. Marine Corps as posted on the Joint Service Transcript and builds a personalized college degree plan by consolidating earned credit from military training, college level testing programs and various other correspondence and training courses. 

Upper Iowa University is proud to be a member of the Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnership (NCPDLP). Two Associate of Arts and 16 majors at the Bachelor of Science level are offered through this partnership.  

 

In addition to our Navy partner rating-related degree option, UIU offers degrees for all Navy rates. UIU has two distance learning options tailored to fit the dynamic lifestyle of today’s Navy personnel and their families. The Rating Related Program page will show you how your rating credit will transfer to a degree at Upper Iowa University.  

Transfer Credits for Military Services

Our articulation agreement means you can easily see how your credits through Military: Army & Navy (ACE credits) match up at Upper Iowa University. You can transfer up to 78 credits from ACE credits to get started on your UIU degree.

Military Support Resources

Take advantage of some external resources when reviewing your educational needs.