Military Transfer Credits | Strayer University
Your military service may have earned you the equivalent of college credit. This can reduce your time to degree and any costs you may have associated with your degree program. To find out if any of your credits transfer, you'll need to:
- Step 1
Request Your Evaluation
- Step 2
Gather Your Required Documents
- Step 3
See What We Look For
Your Military Admissions Officer will assist you with requesting your official transcript and/or other acceptable documentation from your military branch. You may also contact your branch directly to request the required military documents. Once you receive them, provide the documents to your Military Admissions Officer, who will send them to the Transfer Credit Evaluation Services Department for review. You will receive a copy of your results through your iCampus account. You can also obtain a copy of the evaluation at the campus at anytime through the Admissions or Academic Offices.
There are several forms you must gather and complete in order to transfer credits:
- JST Form (Request Official Joint Services Transcript)
- For active servicemembers: A DD Form 295 certified by an authorized officer and the designee
- For non-active servicemembers: A DD Form 214
- For all servicemembers, a transcript from your branch of the military:
Please note: The American Council on Education does NOT consider the DD Form 2586 an official form and it is not used for evaluation purposes. This form is used for clarification purposes only.
If the experience on the DD Form 295 or DD Form 214 is abbreviated or indefinable, it is to the student's advantage to do one or more of the following to assist in the evaluation process:
- Submit a AARTS transcript, if applicable.
- Include military course numbers and American Council on Education (ACE) course ID numbers.
- Include additional documents that clarify abbreviated courses or verify the skill level of a primary specialty.
SOC Students will need to provide the following information for the SOC agreement:
- Branch of Service
- Rank or Pay Grade
- MOS or Rating
- Military Installation (or OPFAC and CG Unit)
- Years of Service
The Transcript Evaluation Center (TEC) conducts all military transcript evaluation in accordance with University policy. Primary specialties and courses are researched in the appropriate American Council on Education (ACE) Guidebook. Credit granted does not apply toward Strayer University residency requirements. Click here to see the residency requirements and maximum number of prior learning credits allowed for your program.
Note for SOC Students: A campus representative will enter the request for an SOC agreement. Evaluations are conducted following University policies and procedures. Students participating in the SOC program are an exception to the basic residency requirement. An SOC agreement is prepared once the evaluation of the student's educational and military transcripts has been completed. Due to the fact that military experience can drastically alter a student's curriculum, it is important that all military experience be evaluated before an SOC agreement is issued. Reminders will be sent to servicemembers whose military transcripts have not been received. After the evaluation, the SOC coordinator will prepare the SOC agreement and forward all necessary paperwork to the student and pertinent agencies. Upon attendance at any other institution, as outlined in the SOC agreement, SOC students must complete a Request to Pursue Courses at Other Institutions Form prior to enrollment at another institution.