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My SMART Transcript Evaluation

I have been planning on attending the University of Memphis to utilize the Post 9/11 GI-Bill I have recently been approved for. Realizing the university was about a 30 minute drive from my house and the fact that I can transfer credits (credits earned while completing an Associates degree) from the community college I am seriously considering attendance at Southwest Tennessee Community College, a mere 10 minute jaunt from the homestead.

Today I had my Navy SMART transcript evaluated to see where I stood. The credits below are to be applied toward an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Mid-Management Technology.

SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Business, Career Studies and Technologies
Evaluation of Transfer and Specialty Work Experience Credit

Dept

Course Number

Title

Sem Hrs

Institution / Organization

MGMT 2900 Non-Traditional Schooling 6 US Navy

MGMT

2905

Work Experience

12

US Navy

MGMT

2030

Principles of Management

3

US Navy

MGMT

2000

Project Management

3

US Navy

MGMT

2500

Human Resource Mgmt

3

US Navy

MKTG

2000

Principles of Marketing

3

US Navy

MKTG

2005

Professional Selling

3

US Navy

OFAD

2050

Business Communication

3

US Navy

36 credits total – 12 for work experience is the maximum allowed. 24 more credits to go for the AAS! (should look good on the wall)

A number of the above credits will not directly be applied to a bachelors degree at Memphis. The AAS degree would be earned in relatively short order while competing the Associate of Science (AS) in Business Administration – all the credits from the AS degree are considered parallel courses to the university. Gahh, the things I do to save the extra driving time…

You may be asking yourself why I would not just take classes online. Online schools are accredited and are becoming more respected. The answer is a simple one, currently the 911gibill does not pay the E-5 with dependents BAH rate unless you physically attend a brick and mortar school – in Memphis that is about $1240 a month… no brainer.

I have four weeks to the U of Memphis admissions deadline but if I chose the community college route my next steps are to pay a $10 fee enrollment fee, provide a shot record proving MMR, order original high school/college transcripts (I have a few courses completed already – could have broke it all down but this post is about my Navy credits!) and a placement test. The placement test should be fun (required at both schools) – I’ll have to brush up before I take it, haven’t used algebra since high school for cryin out loud – about 30 years ago, hope it is like riding a bike…


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  1. Good luck, bud. Ya know what they say…if you can’t dazzle em with your brains, dazzle em with your footwork. LOL

  2. mom goering says:

    You will do great!

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