Military College Credit: Transcript Requests
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 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 pre-dates the military transcript systems. For a list of other acceptable military documents that can be evaluated for military students whose service pre-dates the military transcript system go to: http://www.acenet.edu .)
Please request that a copy be sent directly to AIU, and be sure to keep a copy for your own reference.
How to get your 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 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.
*You may need to create an exception for this website in your browser. To do so, follow the steps below based on the internet browser you are using:
Google Chrome: Click on “advanced” when the “Your connection is not private” message appears. Click on “proceed to xxx (unsafe)”
Firefox browser: On the warning page, click “Advanced”. Click “Add Exception”. When the Add Security Exception dialog appears, click “View”. The Certificate Dialog will appear.
Internet Explorer: When you see the “There is a problem with this website’s security certificate” page, click on “Continue to this website (not recommended)”
AIU is not responsible for the security of the JST website.
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.