Military Course & Experience Transfer Credit

 

Students who have completed Military Courses or Military Experience can submit a copy of their SMARTS (Sailor/Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript), AARTS (Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript) or Coast Guard Institute Registered Transcript to the Degree and Transfer Evaluation section of the Registrar's Office.  Consideration for the possibility of awarding credit will be given for any course or experience that has an ACE credit recommendation.  *Please be aware that the credit recommended by ACE does not guarantee the awarding of credit for that course or experience.*

To request a copy of your JST - Joint Service Transcript {SMARTS or AARTS transcript}, please go to the following website:  https://jst.doded.mil/

When accessing this site you will see a page indicating that there is an issue with the website's Security Certificate. This has to do with how they have set up their website. They have been made aware of this issue and hopefully they will have a resolution soon. In the meantime, to access the website you will need to do the following:

  • Select the option to "Continue to this Website" which will bring up the page as it normally appears.
  • If you are prior Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, or Navy or do not have access to a Common Access Card (CAC) reader, then register for a JST account.
  • To eliminate security certificate issues, see the "How to Install DoD Root Certificate."

To request a copy of your Coast Guard Institute Registered Transcript, please go to the following website:  http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cgi/active_duty/go_to_college/official_transcript.asp

Formal Military School/Credit by Examination

CSU also recognizes coursework taken through the Community College of the Air Force (Air University) and the Defense Language Institute & Foreign Language Center.  The consideration for coursework taken through CCAF or DLI&FLC will be based upon the course being satifactorily completed and its potential application towards our offered curriculum.  Courses that are technical (having specific application towards a student's MOS, etc..) or remedial are typically not considered for the possibility of awarding credit.

To request a copy of your CCAF transcript, please go to the following website:  http://www.au.af.mil/au/ccaf/transcripts.asp

To request a copy of your DLI&FLC transcript, please go to the following website:  http://www.dliflc.edu/dlitranscripts.html

**Courses taken at other military based institutions of higher education will also be considered for the possibility of credit as long as the institution is Regionally Accredited. 

CLEP Examinations

Colorado State University awards credit for CLEP Examinations.  The College-Level Examinations Program (CLEP) was designed by the College Board to enable both traditional and non-traditional students to receive college-level credit by examination.  Credit may be allowed for CLEP exams if the score received is at the ACE Minimum Score recommended or higher and the Academic Department at CSU recommends that the credit be awarded. 

To have a CLEP exam evaluated, an official CLEP transcript, SMART transcript, AARTS transcript or ACE transcript, showing the exams taken and scores received must be submitted to the Registrar's Office.

To request a copy of your official CLEP exam scores, please go to the following website:  http://clep.collegeboard.org/about/score

DANTES/DSST Examinations

Colorado State University awards credit for DANTES (Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support) examinations.  Credit may be allowed for DANTES/DSST exams if the score received is at the ACE Minimum Score recommended or higher and the Academic Department at CSU recommends that the credit be awarded.  

To have a DANTES exam evaluated a DANTES/DSST transcript or ACE transcript showing the exams taken and scores received must be submitted to the Registrar's Office.

To request a copy of your DANTES/DSST scores, please go to the following website: http://getcollegecredit.com/contact/