Military, Armed Services Education Training

The Military Education Program, working in cooperation with the American Council on Education (ACE) and the Department of Defense (DOD), assists service men and women in achieving recognition for college-level learning acquired in military life.

Cardinal Stritch University will evaluate and award credit for military training courses and occupational experiences by applying Stritch transfer credit policies to American Council on Education (ACE) credit recommendations.

At time of application, students who are or have been members of an armed services branch should have an official Joint Services Transcript (JST) sent to Stritch for review (Air Force members see below). Credit recommendations for military training and occupational specializations appear on the JST for members of the Army, Navy, Marines, National Guard, Reserves, and Coast Guard. A maximum of 60 of the combined 60 credits allowable for all extra-institutional learning may be awarded directly from ACE recommendations. Additional support documentation could include Forms DD 214, 225, or 295; however, these forms should not be necessary for credit to be awarded. There is no fee for service members to have these official military documents assessed for credit.

Military learning for Air Force members is transcribed on a Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) transcript. The CCAF is a regionally accredited institution of higher learning and, as such, is treated identically to other accredited colleges and universities. Air Force members must request an official transcript for evaluation at the time of application (see link below).

To request that an official Joint Services Transcript be sent to Stritch, visit

For Community College of the Air Force transcripts, visit

Learn more about Joint Services Transcripts, ACE evaluations, and transfer of military credit on the American Council on Education website.