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College credit for military training

Earn eligible credit for your military training and complete your undergraduate degree even sooner.

Military training is documented and evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE) for college credit that you may be able to apply to your undergraduate degree program at University of Phoenix.

What other students saved with work & life credits*


1-3 months

*Based on the 25th and 79th percentile of eligible military experience credit awarded to undergraduate University of Phoenix students in 2021.

How to complete your work/life experience portfolio


Choose your branch of service.


Submit your online application.


Complete your service transcript request form with your application.

Obtaining your military transcript

Army, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard

Joint Service Transcript

The Army, Navy, and Marines and National Guard all rely on the Joint Service Transcript for documenting all college credit-worthy training received.

Air Force

Community College of the Air Force

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.”)

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.

Additional military resources

Learn more about the military tuition rate, or how to use your military education benefits.

Frequently Asked Questions

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As an active-duty service member, Veteran, or member of the Reserves, you can list your military experience on your application and sign a transcript request form. We will request your military transcripts for you and let you know how many credits have been accepted.

The American Council of Education (ACE) reviews military training (courses) and experiences (occupations) with the goal of awarding equivalent colle​ge credits for those experiences. University of Phoenix evaluates those transcripts to determine whether it can grant course credit  for your military training. 

List your previous military experience on your application for admission and sign a transcript request form. We will request those military transcripts for you.