Veterans Services

Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC)

Because of its efforts to serve the educational needs of servicemembers and their family members, the University of Southern Maine (USM) has been designated a Servicemembers Opportunity Consortium college.  As a member of the SOC Consortium, USM has committed itself to fully support and comply with SOC Principles and Criteria.  Through this commitment USM ensures that:

  • Servicemembers and their family members share in the postsecondary educational opportunities available to other citizens.
  • Servicemembers and their family members are provided with appropriately accredited educational programs, courses and services.
  • Flexibility of programs and procedures particularly in admissions, counseling, credit transfer, course articulations, recognition of nontraditional learning experiences, scheduling, course format and residency requirements are provided to enhance access of servicemembers and their family members to undergraduate education programs.

Learn more about SOC.