CSU offers a comprehensive review of all previous military coursework and/or experience in an effort to support the exemplary service of our nation’s military and veteran student population.

We have established a review of this coursework and experience in an effort to provide you with the maximum amount of credit for your previous education and training. If you have completed any military coursework and/or a documented Military experience via the following systems we would like to officially review that work/experience. Please be aware that the credit recommended by ACE does not guarantee the awarding of credit for that course or experience.

Joint Service Transcripts (SMARTS or AARTS Transcript)

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.”

Official Transcripts can be submitted in the following ways:
Mail: Office of Admissions
Ammons Hall
1062 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523
Electronically: etranscripts@colostate.edu

Coast Guard Institute Registered Transcript

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

Official Transcripts can be submitted in the following ways:
Mail: Office of Admissions
Ammons Hall
1062 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523
Electronically: etranscripts@colostate.edu

Formal Military School or Credit by Examination

CSU also recognizes coursework taken through the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF/Air University) and the Defense Language Institute & Foreign Language Center (DLI&FLC).

The consideration for coursework taken through CCAF or DLI&FLC will be based upon the course being satisfactorily 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/registrar/#homepage-tab|2

**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.

Official Transcripts can be submitted in the following ways:
Mail: Office of Admissions
Ammons Hall
1062 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523
Electronically: etranscripts@colostate.edu

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 recommendation or higher, and the Academic Department at CSU approves that 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 recommendation or higher, and the Academic Department at CSU approves that 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/