SOCAD Agreements

What is SOC?

Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) was created in 1972 to provide educational opportunities to servicemembers and their families who, because they frequently move from place to place, had trouble completing college degrees. SOC functions in cooperation with higher education associations located near military installations, the Department of Defense and Active and Reserve components of the military services to expand and improve voluntary postsecondary education opportunities for servicemembers and their families worldwide.

Benefits of SOC (Servicemembers Opportunity College)

Chattahoochee Valley Community College is a Servicemembers Opportunity College. As such, we can ensure that
1. servicemembers and their family members share in the postsecondary educational opportunities available to other citizens;
2. servicemembers and their family members are provided with appropriately accredited educational programs, courses, and services; and
3. flexibility of programs and procedures, particularly in admissions, counseling, credit transfer, course,
4. articulations, recognition of nontraditional learning experiences, scheduling, course format, and residency
5. requirements, are provided to enhance access of servicemembers and their family members to undergraduate educational programs.

In support of SOC criteria and service to its military students and their family members, Chattahoochee Valley Community College:

1. has designated a transfer program which minimizes loss of credit, avoids duplication of credit yet maintains program integrity;
2. has established guidelines which follow the general principles of good practice outlined in the Joint on Transfer and Award of Academic Credit;
3. accepts transfer credit earned from regionally accredited institutions consistent with servicemembers’ and their family members’ degree programs;
4. requires only 25 percent of institutional coursework to meet residency requirements;
5. recognizes as study in residence all credit coursework offered by CVCC, regardless of location;
6. allows students to satisfy residency requirements with courses taken at CVCC at any time during their course of study; provides the Individualized Career Evaluation Process (ICEP) to assess learning equivalence and awards credit to qualified students for specialized military training and experience in accordance with the ACE Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Forces; and

 Degree Programs | Certificate Programs

In order to obtain your SOC Agreement, contact Michelle Ortiz at 334-214-4871 for an appointment.

 Please note, the Office of Admissions must be in receipt of your JST transcript and official college transcripts from all colleges previously attended if applicable.