Office of Veteran and Military Student Affairs

Military Transfer Credit

Background

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs provides veteran and military students the option of having their military transcripts reviewed for undergraduate academic credit and/or course waiver.  The UCCS Military Transfer Credit Policy creates a comprehensive transfer credit package for veteran and military students who have served in the United States Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy or Coast Guard.  

Additional Information for the Transcript Review

This Military Transfer Credit policy is designed to reflect the academic content obtained through military instruction, including, but not limited to, basic training, noncommissioned and staff noncommissioned officers courses, leadership training classes, international deployments, military language institutes, and the military equal opportunity programs (EOP). Core academic credit are awarded based upon the American Council on Education recommendations, while other elective credits are awarded based upon military training. Some points to consider:

  • How the transfer credit will apply to graduation requirements, will vary depending on school/college and major.
  • This process is only for new students (before or during their first term).
  • Most approved military transfer credits will be general elective credits, which may reduce the amount of credits needed to graduate but are not direct equivalents of courses offered.

** For students seeking to enter professional colleges (i.e. Nursing, Engineering, Business), military transfer credits can fulfill many elective requirements.  However, if elective requirements are complete, this may limit the options for course selections during your program.  This can be an issue for students who need to keep a full time course load for GI Bill usage.  Each student is encouraged to talk with your academic advisor to learn more about this option.

Evaluation Process

All incoming or first term students will need to:

1. Meet with your Academic Advisor.

Communicating with your advisor is imperative to completing your degree plan in the most efficient way possible. Depending on your degree plan, you may not have a need for a JST evaluation.

2. Submit your military transcripts to the Admissions and Records Office at UCCS.

3. Wait!

It will take time for UCCS to receive your military transcript.  Wait at least 2 weeks before proceeding to the next step.

4. Submit the Request Form on this site.

Once you have submitted your request for review and have requested your military transcripts be sent to UCCS, a university representative will review your credits and award credits according to the guidelines of the policy.  After the review is complete your military credits will appear in your DARS account through the UCCS portal.  Please allow for 30 days for the review process to be completed.

5. Wait!

It will take about 30 days to receive you request for review. Once we receive your form, our office will review and submit recommendations for credit to Admissions and Records. It is Admissions and Records who will update your Degree Audit (DARS).

6. Meet with your Academic Advisor.

It is important to meet with your academic advisor once the evaluation has been completed.  Check your DARS account in the UCCS portal to see which credits transferred and then meet with your academic advisor to determine which classes you should take in your second semester based on this evaluation.

 
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