Since 1945, the ACE
Military Evaluations Program has evaluated formal military training in terms
of academic credit, allowing thousands of Soldiers and veterans to earn credit
for college-level learning acquired in the military.
The results of these evaluations, along with learning outcomes, course
descriptions, and recommendations for the type and amount of credit that may be
awarded, are published biennially in the Guide to the Evaluation
of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services. Army training courses
and occupational listings are in volume one of the three-volume set, which is available at installation/post Army Education Centers. The Guides and the
Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System are the standard
reference tools used by the majority of U.S. colleges and universities to award
credit for military learning.
The Military Evaluations Program also offers an advisory service for civilian
institution officials, military education advisors, and other users who are
unable to identify courses completed by service personnel and veterans. Each
edition of the Guide provides appropriate request forms to be completed by
applicants. College and university officials are urged to reproduce these forms
and use them when searching for credit recommendations.
Joint Services Transcript (JST)
Joint Services Transcript (JST) is a military transcript that lists
military coursework and occupations in terms of equivalent college credits as
evaluated by ACE. The primary purpose of JST is to assist Soldiers in
obtaining college credit for their military experience. The transcripts may be
sent as official documents to colleges and universities at the student's request
for use in the credential evaluation process.
Soldiers may obtain a transcript that translates formal military education
and job experience into civilian language. The transcript includes college
equivalent credit recommendations from Joint Services Transcript (JST).
Direct questions regarding college credit for military service to a local Army Education Center.