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Credit for military service

Earning college credit for military training and national testing programs can help you complete your undergraduate degree even sooner.

Each of the military services has developed methods for documenting military training that the American Council on Education (ACE) has evaluated for college credit and that you may be able to apply to your undergraduate degree program at University of Phoenix.

For information about obtaining your military transcript, simply select your branch of service below:

The Army uses the Joint Services Transcript (JST/AARTS) for documenting military training.

The Navy uses the Joint Services Transcript (JST/SMART) for documenting military training.

Air University Associate-to-Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC) program

The Air Force uses the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) transcript for documenting all college credit-worthy training received. Air Force-enlisted personnel should complete an AF Form 2099, Request for Community College of the Air Force Transcript, at the base education office and have the transcript sent directly to their University of Phoenix® military Enrollment Representative. (Transcripts sent directly to students are unofficial copies and will be stamped “Issued to Student.”)

If you’re not located near an Air Force base, you can send a written transcript request, including your full name, Social Security number, current address including ZIP code, and your military Enrollment Representative’s address where the transcript is to be sent. The letter must include your original signature because that is the legal authorization for CCAF to release a transcript.

Because the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission of Colleges (SACSCOC) regionally accredits CCAF, the Office of Admissions will evaluate the transcript just like it would any other transfer credits. For more information, contact the CCAF at http://www.au.af.mil/au/cf/auregistrar/registrar.asp.

General Education Mobile (GEM) program

The GEM program connects CCAF students — from anywhere in the world via the Internet — with regionally accredited civilian academic institutions that offer freshman- and sophomore-level general education courses covering oral and written communication, math, social sciences and humanities. These courses fulfill the 15 semester hours of the CCAF Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree general education requirements. Learn more at phoenix.edu/colleges_divisions/military/ccaf-gem.

The Coast Guard uses the Joint Services Transcript (JST) for documenting all college credit-worthy training received. Before you can request a Coast Guard transcript, you must first complete an Application for Transcript (CGI 1561), available at http://www.uscg.mil/hr/cgi/forms/CG_Form_1561.pdf.

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