Posted on Mar 18, 2015
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I came into the Army with 53 credit hours from 2 different colleges. I brought the transcripts with me to MEPS and they were uploaded into my iPerms from there. Now that I've gone back to college and have enough credits to max my civilian education points, I decided to take an official transcript to my S1 to have the points added onto my ERB. My current transcript has 47 credits, 3 of which are transfer credits already reflected on my ERB, so I stand to gain 44 credits. My S1 said that I can only have 1 transcript attached to my ERB, and that he would have to remove what's already on my ERB in order to attach the current transcript. If that happens I will have 47 credits instead of the 53 that I have currently or the 97 that I was expecting. Does that sound right? Can anybody point me to a regulation that I can look into?

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SGT (Join to see),

It's in AR 600-8-19, 3-19 (Civilian Education): "Soldiers currently enrolled in a college or university are required to provide a single transcript from their current college and/or university consolidating all past civilian education."

You will have to take your multiple transcripts to the Ed Center so they can consolidate them into a single transcript. Then you'll take the consolidated transcript to S1.
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If you're not currently enrolled in college, the following applies:
" Soldiers that have multiple transcripts who are not currently enrolled in a college and/or university may take these transcripts and grade slips to the local education center for assistance. "
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That makes sense. Looks like the people at MEPS did it wrong, and my current S1 is doing it right.
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SGT (Join to see), I think there are two different processes. When MEPS enters your transcript, it's to determine your starting pay grade. For that purpose, it's probably acceptable to use multiple transcripts. Once you've entered the military, things change. You begin to earn college credits for things like basic training, Combat Life Saver, AIT, etc., and the only way to ensure that you're not double-dipping on your credits is to have them evaluated and consolidated. For example, you may have transcripts from five different colleges, each giving you credits for completing the same CLS class. Having a single source consolidate the transcripts prevents service members from being awarded more credits than they've earned. Hope this helps.
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it already got answered - correct course of action is take multiple transcripts to the education center on post and they will give you a memo with consolidated credits from multiple schools. that memo is what goes to your S1 and gets uploaded into your iPerms.
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After reading your post, I immediately remembered the time when I myself was in college and faced similar problems. Then I was passionate about sports and did not study well. But I was able to graduate well when I found help on https://studyhippo.com/ and get access to high-quality and unique college essay examples. You should contact the admissions office of your chosen school for details on their transcript policy. Most likely, they will be able to combine all the transcripts into one.
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