Students who are 25 years of age or older can petition to receive academic credit toward their degree programs for prior nonacademic learning experiences. They may earn a maximum of 16 credit hours through this procedure. Candidates for credit for prior learning begin the process with a letter to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, describing the subject areas in which they believe they can demonstrate and document learning that is appropriate to an undergraduate program. The Vice President for Academic Affairs will appoint one or more examiners to help the student complete the assessment process. The examiners' recommendations are presented to the Academic Council for final approval. Veterans of the armed forces (U.S. and others) are eligible to apply for two credit hours in physical education. To claim the credit, students should provide a statement to the Registrar giving the dates, place, and service branch where the basic training was completed.