What is SOC?


Servicemembers Opportunity College (SOC)


Troy University is an affiliate member of the Servicemembers' Opportunity College (SOC) network which was created in 1972 to provide educational opportunities to service members who, because they frequently moved from place to place, had trouble completing college degrees. Troy University will issue an SOC agreement for degree completion to any military student. Civil service and military dependents may request an SOC agreement.

To obtain an SOC agreement, the student must have successfully completed six semester hours and met admissions requirements. The SOC contract will list all of the degree requirements required for graduation with Troy University. All coursework must be completed at regionally accredited colleges or universities or from acceptable non-traditional sources, if applicable. Students must complete degree requirements within eight calendar years after the SOC contract is approved.

Student Agreement

The student agreement is essentially a personalized degree map. The student agreement clearly delineates the specific credit awarded for all prior learning (including military training and experience) and remaining credits required for degree completion. The home institution will prepare a student agreement by the end date of a student’s second course through GoArmyEd.

More Information

For more information about SOC, please visit the TROY for Troops Center web page.

For more information about the student agreement, please visit the TROY Online Frequently Asked Questions



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