Servicemembers Opportunity College

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium and the SOC Degree Network System.

Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Consortium

The SOC Consortium consists of colleges and universities committed to expanding and improving voluntary postsecondary educational opportunities for servicemembers worldwide. SOC Consortium members subscribe to principles and criteria to ensure that quality academic programs are available to active-duty military students, their family members, and veterans. A list of current SOC Consortium member institutions can be found on the SOC Web site at

Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Degree Network System Membership

UMHB is a member of the SOC Degree Network System, a subgroup of SOC Consortium member institutions selected by the military Services to deliver specific associate and bachelor’s degree programs to servicemembers and their families. As a member of the DNS, we have agreed to adhere to academic policies intended to support military students in their academic endeavors towards degree completion.

UMHB is approved for membership in SOCAD at the bachelor’s degree level.

A SOC agreement will be completed at the same time as the official transcript evaluation. AARTS, CCAF, SMARTS and/or DD214 must be provided to the Registrar’s Office by the student. Following receipt of all such records, the Registrar’s Office will utilize current publications of the American Council on Education to evaluate the student’s military experience. Based on this evaluation and in coordination with the respective department chairperson, credit hours may be awarded to the Servicemember (not to exceed 31 semester hours). These hours will be added to the student’s record of credit after the official transcript evaluation has been completed.