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.
The University will evaluate and award credit from the military (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, and Department of Defense) by applying Stritch transfer credit policies to 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 (Coast Guard and 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, and Reserves. A maximum of 60 of the combined 60 credits allowable for all extra-institutional learning (30 toward an associates degree) may be awarded directly from ACE recommendations. Additional support documentation could include Forms DD 214, 225, or 259; 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.
To request that an official Joint Services Transcript be sent to Stritch, visit https://jst.doded.mil/.
For Community College of the Air Force transcripts, visit http://www.au.af.mil/au/ccaf/transcripts.asp.
Coast Guard Institute transcripts may be requested using the form at http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg1/cgi/forms/CG_Form_1561.pdf
You may access additional information regarding military transcripts and ACE evaluations at http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Military-Guide-Online.aspx.