In addition to following regular transfer planning advice elsewhere in the MC Transfer Page, veterans should explore these resources:
State and National Information
1(888)GI-BILL1 / 1(888)442-4551
Rewards and Benefits:
Each branch of service provides transcripts for current and former service members that include individual military education, training, and experience, which are evaluated according to ACE standards for recommended college credit:
- U.S. Army: Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System (AARTS)
- U.S. Navy: Sailor/Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript (SMART)
- U.S. Air Force: Community College of the Air Force (CCAF)
- U.S. Marine Corps: Sailor/Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript (SMART)
- U.S. Coast Guard: U.S. Coast Guard Institute (CGI)
- GED: Obtain your GED transcript based on the original testing center.
The DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSSTs) are approved by ACE and accepted or administered at over 1,900 colleges and universities nationwide. DSSTs enable people to use the knowledge acquired outside the classroom to accomplish educational and professional goals. The website includes downloadable forms, practice tests, and other information.
Service members Opportunity Colleges (SOC) is a consortium of over 1800 colleges and universities pledged to support the higher education needs of military personnel. SOC works with civilian and military educators to overcome obstacles associated with gaining a college education when pursued through traditional means. Among its key goals is the award of credit for military training and experience. The SOC Consortium Guide provides specific information for awarding credit for national testing programs, military experience, and other non-traditional learning.
Service members, reservists, and veterans are encouraged to review their military transcript, obtained from their branch of service (see above), alongside the institutionsâ€™ credit-award information contained in the SOC Consortium Guide.
Many public and private institutions accept SOC recommendations, including accepting some or all DSSTs, CLEPs, and ACE recommendations for college credit.
ACE Colleges and Universities - list of schools that grand college credit for military training
Military Education Benefits Programs
Veterans Information Pages at Nearby Transfer Schools (within a 25-mile radius of Rockville MD)