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Rose and Caulkins announce agreement to help veterans transfer credits to U of I

State Sen. Chapin Rose and Representative Dan Caulkins have announced they have reached an agreement with the University of Illinois to increase access for veterans.


The lawmakers worked with the University of Illinois Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost Andreas Cangellaris, reaching an agreement to form a committee to focus on the issue. The group will include Dean Cheryl Hanley-Maxwell and Naval ROTC Commanding Officer Captain Anthony Corapi.


Senator Rose was glad to see the long process come to fruition.


Representative Caulkins, a veteran himself,  noted other state universities have much more extensive policies on this already, and this will ensure that veterans attending the U of I are treated fairly.


The new committee will be tasked with studying the issues and finding ways to make it easier for veterans to transfer credits they’ve already earned and to receive credit for real-time, real-world work experience.

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