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U.S. Air Force International Squadron Officer School (ISOS) Resident
U.S. Air Force Squadron Officer School (SOS) Resident

The maximum transfer credit award possible from this specific internal recommendation is 9 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 traditional transfer credit.


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

  • Any graduate level degree program

Students are most likely to maximize their transfer credit award if they are pursuing the following program:

  • Master of Arts in Management with a General concentration

Students must have completed the Resident version of the U.S. Air Force ISOS or SOS program within the effective dates, from August 1989 to present.


  • A student has met the terms of the agreement and is eligible for possible TCE review if they completed the ISOS course at Lackland AFB or the SOS course at Maxwell AFB 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 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 Air University transcript or AF Form 475 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 either their OFFICIAL transcript from Air University or their AF Form 475, along with a TCE Application. Documentation of successful completion may make a student eligible for the following transfer credit recommendation depending on their specific graduate degree program requirements:

Program Effective Dates
Transfer Credit RecommendationAPUS SH
Resident Version
August 1989
December 2010
HRMT600 - Human Resource Management
MGMT605 - Leadership
3 SH
Resident Version
January 2011

MGMT605 - Leadership

3 SH
MGMT617 - Leading Teams3 SH

OMNI599 - Omnibus Credit* (only applies to the programs below)

  • MA Management 
  • MA Military Studies
3 SH
*Omnibus credit is transfer credit which applies to a student's specific area of study within their Major/Concentration requirements, but for which APUS does not offer an equivalent course. Students for whom this credit does not directly apply may have the same number of semester hours applied as Elective credit depending on their specific program requirements.

Please Note:

For those students who are not pursuing one of these programs or have taken a course outside the dates, we are required to follow the American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations for awarding transfer credit. Credit must be evaluated by ACE and recommended for graduate level credit in order to possibly apply towards a graduate degree program at APUS.

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.