The Florida Legislature passed a law in April requiring public colleges and universities to give college credit for some military courses. Now, its up to the state’s Board of Governors to create guidelines.
After six years in the military, former Army Sgt. Aaron Gonzales, 28, enrolled at USF to study history. He got a single credit each for physical education, military science and first aid courses. None of the accepted credits applied to his degree. “Some of the leadership and public speaking classes definitely could have been waived,” said Gonzales, now a senior studying history.