Military Credit Guidelines

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American University (AU) will consider up to a maximum of 30 credits for transfer from a combination of military course work that the American Council on Education (ACE) has deemed appropriate for academic credit.

Transfer credit for work completed at a regionally accredited institution, such as the Community College of the Air Force or the American Military University, may be included in the overall cumulative total of 75 transfer credits.

A committee comprised of faculty from various disciplines will determine if military credits may be applied towards the AU degree, and if so, how those credits will be articulated. Military credit may be articulated as AU course equivalent credit, subject elective credit, or general elective credit. Please note that the faculty committee may conduct its review of military credits after the student has enrolled at AU, after which the credits will be applied to the student's record.


Army, Marine Corps and Navy

The new Joint Services Transcript (JST) includes consolidated information for the Army, Marine Corps, and Navy. Students may request a JST from the Department of Defense.

Coast Guard

Students must submit an official transcript from the US Coast Guard Institute. (Must be on a military computer to activate link.) Separated and Retired CG members should attach a photocopy of their DD-214. Also,members that have more than one DD-214 covering multiple time periods should include copies for each period of service.

Send transcript request to:

Commanding Officer (ve)
USCG Institute
5900 SW 64th St, Rm 228
Oklahoma City, OK 73169-6999
Fax: 405-954-7249

More Information

For additional information on military credits, please contact:

Laura Davis
Assistant Director of Admissions
American University
Phone: 202-885-6000
Fax: 202-885-6014