As a SOCAD university, APSU provides Army soldiers and their adult family members with the opportunity to complete a college degree without losing credits because of changes in duty station.
Institutions in a SOCAD college curriculum network have agreed to accept each other's courses in a particular program of study. Students can move freely among the colleges in a network without being reevaluated or worrying whether courses will transfer. SOCAD-2 is the associate degree network program; SOCAD-4 is the bachelor's degree network program. APSU is a member of both networks.