Upper Iowa works to ensure that its educational programs meet with the requirements and expectations of U.S. service branches and coordinate with experience gained through military service.
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.
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 AARTS 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 institute and support center.
Upper Iowa has also established an educational partnership with the Coast Guard Institute. Our staff evaluates Coast Guard 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 and support center.
Upper Iowa University also evaluates training received in the U.S. Marine Corps as posted on the SMART 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.
Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC)
The university is a core member of the Service members Opportunity Colleges (SOC), a consortium of more than1,800 institutions pledged to be reasonable in working with service members trying to earn degrees while pursuing demanding, transient careers. As a SOC member we help service members avoid duplication of credit, are reasonable in accepting transfer courses, limit academic residency to no more than 25 percent, require no final year or semester, and fairly judge credit from nontraditional sources like testing and military-training and experience.