Military Service Credit
For academic credit purposes, a veteran is defined as an honorably discharged member of the United States Armed Forces who was on active duty for one year or longer. Upon presentation of separation or discharge papers, veterans are:
- Exempt from the Health Science and Physical Education requirements for the AA/AS degree
- Granted six units of elective credit toward the AA/AS degree
- Eligible for priority enrollment
In addition, veterans who qualify may receive credit for military service schools toward the Associate in Arts/Science degree upon presentation of proof to the Admissions and Records office. They must have completed a minimum of 12 units with a grade-point average of 2.0 at College of San Mateo. Units of credit for military service (6 units) and military service schools will be recorded and so annotated on the student's academic record.