Credit for Military Education and Experience

Op3.04-50 Credit for Military Education and Experience

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 Educational 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.

Undergraduate credit for military education and experience is generally awarded consistent with the Undergraduate Transfer Credit Policy. Initial equivalencies are determined by the Office of Admissions, while the final authority for equivalencies rests with the head of the appropriate academic department at MSU. Some credit for military experience and/or education may be deemed applicable to general education requirements though not equivalent to a specific MSU course.  All credit is awarded with a “Pass” grade equivalent.

Graduate credit for military education and experience is awarded in a manner consistent with the Graduate Transfer Credit Policy and as such may not exceed 30% of the requirements for a given program.

To be considered for credit, students should request that an official copy of their Joint Services Transcript (JST) or Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) transcript be sent directly to the MSU Office of Admissions.

Veteran and current members of the military should also refer to the Prior Learning Assessment for information regarding credit for DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST), College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and other credit by examination programs.