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Learn about our Career Stimulus Program – Level Up

We recognize that learning takes place in a variety of places both in and outside a  traditional classroom.  That’s why we work with students to maximize their prior college and professional experiences to provide advanced college credit toward their degree at Thomas University.

In addition to transfer credit from regionally accredited institutions, TU also awards advanced credit for military experience, law enforcement training and other prior learning experiences.

+Life Experience

To reduce the length of time and cost to complete a program of study, you may receive up to 30 combined hours of credit for approved courses toward a bachelor’s degree or 15 hours toward an Associate of Arts degree through any of the following:

Please contact your Admissions Representative or Success Advisor for details.

+Law Enforcement

For successful graduation from a police academy as a certified law enforcement officer with 600 or more training hours, credit will be awarded toward course work in the Associate Degree in Law Enforcement or Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Students completing Correction Officer training are also awarded college credit.

Please submit a copy of your transcript and/or Peace Officer Standards Training (POST) for evaluation.

Additionally, students employed at partner law enforcement and corrections agency are eligible for a tuition discount of $250 per credit hour.  The following agencies have active agreements with Thomas University:

  • Albany (Georgia) Police Department
  • ABAC Police Department (Georgia)
  • Armor Correctional Health Services
  • Bartlow-Cartersville (Georgia) Drug Task Force
  • Cedartown Police Department (Georgia)
  • Columbus Police Department (Georgia)
  • Cordele Police Department (Georgia)
  • Elloree Police Department (Georgia)
  • Euharlee (Georgia) Police Department
  • Forsyth (Georgia) Police Department
  • Gainsville Police Department (Georgia)
  • Georgia Department of Corrections
  • Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice
  • Georgia Ports Authority Police Department
  • Glynn County (Georgia) Police Department
  • Irwin County Sheriff’s Department (Georgia)
  • Lenox Police Department (Georgia)
  • Leon County (Florida) Sheriff’s Office
  • Morgan County Sheriff’s Department (Georgia)
  • Moultrie Police Department (Georgia)
  • Muscogee County (Georgia) Sheriff’s Office
  • Newman Police Department (Georgia)
  • Randolph County Sheriff’s Department (Georgia)
  • Richmond County Marshall’s Office (Georgia)
  • Rome (Georgia) Police Department
  • Suwannee Police Department (Georgia)
  • Thomasville (Georgia) Police Department
  • Tift Law Enforcement (Georgia)
  • Toombs County (Georgia) Sheriff Department
  • Valdosta Police Department (Georgia)
  • Vidalia Police Department (Georgia)
  • Wakulla County Sheriff’s Department (Georgia)

If your agency is interested in a formal partnership agreement, please contact admissions@thomasu.edu.

+Military

As a Top 10 Military Friendly School, we understand the significance of your military training and will accept up to 64 credits from your Joint Service Transcript. Simply provide us a with a copy of your Joint Services Transcript (JST) or Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) transcript for evaluation.

While you are here, take advantage of our Veteran’s Transition Center to relax or receive referrals to services.  You can also join other veterans in the Student Veterans of America organization (virtual membership available for students attending online).

Active duty military, spouses, dependent children and DoD employees are eligible for the military tuition rate. Contact us for more information.

+Transfer Credit

Thomas University will award credit toward your degree from prior regionally accredited colleges. Generally speaking, comparable classes in which you earned a “C” grade or better will be taken in transfer. Please provide an official transcript for evaluation of your prior college experience.

TU has a number of agreements with other institutions that allow students to maximize their transfer credits. Please visit our Education Partners page for details.

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