I am just curious if there are any others out there (38B in this case) who have dealt with getting transfer credits for military experience. I am going back to school for the first time since joining over 7 years ago, and was surprised to see my 7 years compiled into 3 credits of Army Leadership and 6 credits of Health and Wellness. Civil Affairs has not been reviewed by ACE/JST and says to have credit awarded by individual assessment. I brought this up with my academic advisor and they are having me do a "prior learning assessment". It sounds to me like this requires me to put together a portfolio for review, which will be considered to get additional credits for non-college experience. Has anyone else had better luck with getting credit for military training or is this typically all that is granted??
Posted 7 y ago
At American Military University, we will request a copy of your Joint Services Transcript (JST) upon completion of your online application and orientation. We will provide as much credit towards your program as possible, up to 46 credits for an Associate’s program and 91 credits for a Bachelor’s program. The application of military credits towards a civilian degree can often vary based on the selected program of study and the service member’s military specialty. Often times, military credits that cannot be applied to fulfill a major or core requirement in the program will be assigned as general elective credits. Degrees that are closely associated with the military specialty will generally have more options for applying earned military credit towards the degree program chosen. For more information about AMU, please visit: http://www.amuonline.com/rallypoint.
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