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Will AU accept my military credits?

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 60 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, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy

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

More Information

For additional information on military credits, please contact:

Office of the Registrar
Phone: 202-885-8000

For additional information regarding the admissions process, please contact:

Kevin Medina
Director of Admissions, Transfer and Special Populations
Office of Enrollment
American University
Phone: 202-885-6052