Credit for Military Training
Wharton County Junior College may grant credit for military training or coursework, if the material covered in the military school is comparable to the material taught in the WCJC course. Students who wish to have their military transcript evaluated for possible credit must complete and submit the Military Credit Approval Form and their military transcript to the Office of Admissions and Registration (OAR). The OAR staff will forward the form and transcript to the appropriate instructional area. WCJC department heads or division chairs will determine whether or not credit may be granted and for which courses. After the evaluation is completed, the OAR will notify the student of credit awarded.
Procedures for Deployment to Active Duty
Wharton County Junior College has procedures in place to assist a student with the transition from student to active military duty. Once a student receives the order for deployment, he/she must present a copy of the orders to OAR staff and, if receiving VA educational benefits, a copy to Kristie Sulak, VA Certifying Official.
A reservist or member of the National Guard called into active duty as a result of U.S. military demands following the start of a semester has three options for the treatment of tuition and fees. At the student's option, WCJC will:
- Refund the tuition and fees paid by the student for the semester in which the student withdraws;
- Grant the student, who is eligible under the institution's guidelines, an incomplete grade in all courses by designating "withdrawn-military" on the student's transcript; or
- As determined by the instructor, assign an appropriate final grade or credit to a student who has satisfactorily completed a substantial amount of course work and who has demonstrated sufficient mastery of the course material.
NOTE: There are no provisions for refunds for active duty service members who are
deployed as a result of military orders or for individuals who choose to voluntarily
enter into the service. The provisions listed above apply only to individuals called
into active military service.
Procedures for Educational Benefits
Veterans may be eligible to receive educational benefits from the Veterans Administration while attending WCJC. Please see the WCJC Veterans webpage for more information.