Military Transfer Credit Evaluation

Transfer Credit

Military Transfer Credit Evaluation

 

Transcript Review Information

Please have your official military transcripts (JST, CCAF) sent to UCCS Admissions, as the VA requires all military and veteran students have an official military transcript on file with the university.  UCCS 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.  

The 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 credits are awarded based upon the American Council on Education recommendations, while other elective credits are awarded based upon military training. Some points to consider: 

  • Applicability of transfer credit to graduation requirements will vary depending on school/college and major.
  • Most credits are general elective credits, which 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. 
  • 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. 

Transcript Evaluation Process

Step 1:  It is recommended that you discuss whether or not you should have your military credit evaluated with your Academic Advisor.  Some degrees may require specific electives and will not need the additional credit.  

Step 2:  Ensure you have requested your military transcripts be sent to UCCS Admissions.

Step 3: Submit the Military Transfer Credit Evaluation Form. If your transcript has been received by UCCS Admissions, it will be evaluated as soon as possible upon receipt of this form.  

Step 4:  Veteran and Military Affairs (VMA) will evaluate your transcript(s) for possible transfer credit and submit that information to the Degree Audit and Transfer Credit (DATC) department, where it will be added to your degree audit (can be accessed through your student portal).  This can take up to 30 days.

Step 5:  You will receive an email once this process is complete.  At that time, please meet with your Academic Advisor to discuss where the credit applies within your degree program.

 

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.