Military Training or Service Credit Policy

Custodian of Policy: Registrar
Effective Date: Current
Last Review: Unknown
Next Review: TBD

Policy

Minnesota State University Moorhead uses the American Council on Education (ACE) "A Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services" military learning. ACE translates military courses and occupations into academic credit, provides guidelines to interpret and recommend credit for formal service-school courses, demonstrated proficiency in military occupations, and college-level tests.

Veterans with certain military service training may be determined to have met Goal Area 9 (Ethical and Civic Responsibility) in MSUM’s Liberal Arts & Sciences Curriculum. See the information for the appropriate military branch below for documentation requirements for this and other credit opportunities.

Credit for Army training may be obtained by requesting that an official transcript from the Army/ American Council on Education Registry System be sent directly to MSUM Registrar's Office.

Credit for Sailor and Marine training may be obtained by requesting that an official transcript from the Sailor/Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript (SMART) be sent directly to MSUM Records Office. Service members must have separated or retired from active duty on or after October 1, 1999.

Credit for Air Force training may be obtained by submitting a request to the Community College of the Air Force or go to your nearest Air Force base education office. Service members with credits/training for the Army pre-1981 and Sailors/Marines pre-1999 must request a DD295 and submit it for your college credit award review. Students should discuss the possibility of such credit with the MSUM Registrar.

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