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Doctrine Networked Education & Training (DOCNET) - Joint Doctrine Courses

The maximum transfer credit award possible from this specific internal recommendation is 15 semester hours (SH); individual transfer credit award will vary based on the requirements of a student's selected degree program, any additional documents submitted for transfer credit evaluation (TCE), and the University's TCE policies.

Any credit awarded from this internal recommendation is considered nontraditional transfer credit.


Undergraduate students must be pursuing one of the following programs at the University:

  • Any undergraduate level degree program


  • A student has met the terms of the agreement and is eligible for possible TCE review if they completed the specific course(s) through DOCNET and they have not yet had an Initial TCE completed.
  • If an Initial TCE has already been prepared and the student completed the specific course(s) through DOCNET after the official evaluation was completed, they can send in the updated paperwork. A TCE Update Request Form must also be submitted to initiate the review process.
  • If a student changes their degree program, they are eligible for a review of their DOCNET certificate(s) for possible transfer credit.
  • If a student has already had an Initial TCE completed, their documentation has already been reviewed, and no additional paperwork is to be submitted, they are NOT eligible for this internal policy.

Students must send in a copy of their DOCNET certificate(s) along with a TCE Application. Documentation of successful completion may make a student eligible for the following transfer credit recommendations depending on their specific undergraduate degree program requirements:


APUS Transfer Credit Recommendation
Follow the steps below to calculate the transfer credit award for qualifying DOCNET certificates.
STEP 1: Identify the number of contact hours for the course
Each DOCNET - Joint Doctrine Course has an associated number of contact hours which will be mathematically converted to semester hours (SH) before being applied as transfer credit toward an APUS degree program.
STEP 2: Convert the contact hours to semester hours

To convert the contact hours to SH, the contact hours will first be converted to Continuing Education Units (CEUs) using the equation: Contact Hours/10 = CEUs.  The CEUs will then be converted to SH using the equation: CEUs/1.5 = SH.
STEP 3: Identify the number of transfer credits possible for award

The number of calculated SH, not to exceed a total of 15 SH, may be awarded toward the Elective requirements of a student's APUS degree program as applicable.

Please Note:

This internal recommendation policy is valid for the programs listed which may be reviewed each catalog year and credit recommendations may change if the programs or internal recommendation policies are altered and/or re-evaluated.