At AIU®, your service matters. You’ve done the work, so get credit for it. We offer several ways for you to pursue your degree and graduate sooner than you may think with credits for your military experience, training or occupations.
To have your credits evaluated, complete a military transcript request form with your Admissions application so AIU’s Student Records team can request your official military transcript. Once received, your official military transcript will be provided to AIU’s Prior Learning Assessment department to complete a credit evaluation for your program of study.
How can you apply military credit toward college credit at AIU?
Whether you are Active Duty, Inactive, Retired or Separated from any branch of the service, including National Guard and Reserves, your military training, experience and service could translate to college credit or advanced placement in a degree program that may get you closer to your AIU degree. Using American Council on Education (ACE) standards, your military training, experience and occupations will be evaluated by AIU to determine credit awards.
AIU uses the ACE Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services as the basis for evaluating military training and experience. AIU may award credit for comparable courses or electives in a student’s degree program upon evaluation of an official military transcript.
Official military transcripts are the only acceptable documentation for Military training, MOS, MOS level, and Service School credit. (A DD-214 is considered acceptable documentation for those who are retired from the military or whose service predates the military transcript systems. For a list of other acceptable military documents that can be evaluated for military students whose service predates the military transcript system go to: http://www.acenet.edu .)
Please request that a copy be sent directly to us, and be sure to keep a copy for your own reference.
How to get military transcripts for college.
There are two places to request transcripts, based on the military branch in which you serve or served.
Joint Service Transcript for Army, Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard members
If you’re an active duty, reserve or veteran member of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard, you can request a Joint Services Transcript (JST). This academically accepted document, approved by the ACE, validates your military occupational experience and training and recommends the corresponding ACE college credit.
The JST has replaced the Coast Guard Institute Transcript, the Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System (AARTS) and the Sailor/Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript (SMART). The first step to requesting a JST is to register for an account at https://jst.doded.mil and follow the prompts.
For Air Force members
If you’re an active duty, reserve or veteran member of the Air Force, you’ll request your transcript through the Community College of the Air Force.
What is the Air University Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC)?
The Air University (AU) Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative (ABC) program is an initiative between the Air Force and civilian higher education institutions designed to offer baccalaureate degree opportunities to every Air Force enlisted member.
Partners in Education
Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) graduates are eligible to enroll in American InterContinental University's Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree program. The AIU AU-ABC program accepts the credits earned through CCAF, making it possible to earn a bachelor’s degree at AIU in as little as half the time, and save up to 50% in tuition.
Members of the U.S. Air Force with any CCAF associate of applied science degree are eligible to participate in the AIU AU-ABC BBA program. Students must complete the CCAF degree requirements with a minimum 2.00 GPA.