Missouri State University grants credit for armed service education and training according to the recommendations of the American Council on Education (ACE) as stated in “A Guide to the Evaluation of Education Experiences in the Armed Services.” No limit exists on credit awarded in this category. Credit is also awarded for military experience based on ACE guidelines. Credit for military experience is limited to a total of 30 credit hours and a maximum of 6 credit hours in any one discipline. For both education and experience, credit will be awarded in those disciplines that are substantially similar to courses and programs offered by MSU.
Credit will also be given for most Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) education programs. Veterans should file copies of their DANTES transcripts with the Missouri State Office of Admissions.
Students having additional courses on the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF), Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System (AARTS), or the Sailor/Marine/ACE Registry Transcript (SMART) transcript should request an official copy be sent directly to the Missouri State Office of Admissions for evaluation. Students who do not have any of the transcripts listed above should file copies of their service records (Form DD-214) with Missouri State Veteran Services.