Transfer Military Credits to ASU

ASU is proud to welcome veterans of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and National Guard to our undergraduate student community. Ranked as one of the top public universities in the world, ASU is also consistently rated as a top school for veterans.

Find information about how military credits transfer to ASU below. You can find additional information and resources for veterans on the ASU veterans website.

Have questions about transferring military credits to ASU? Talk to an ASU transfer specialist or contact

How Military Transcripts Are Evaluated

ASU uses the American Council on Education's Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services to assess how to transfer military credits to ASU. In general, military courses must be similar to an ASU undergraduate courses program to transfer to ASU.

Military credits that transfer to ASU through educational experiences in the armed services are not applicable toward completing ASU’s general studies requirements for graduation but do count for total credits toward completion. No transfer credit is awarded for vocational certificate category ACE recommendations.

The JST is reviewed for potential transfer credit in accordance with VA guidelines and Arizona statutes related to awarding credit for military training and education. Credits are evaluated at time of JST submission to ASU. It is recommended the JST be sent to ASU upon application to ensure timely processing and evaluation. 

Military Transcripts Accepted by ASU

ASU accepts the following military transcripts to transfer credits:

  • JST (Joint Services Transcript)
  • CCAF Transcript (Community College of the Air Force Transcript)

The CCAF is a regionally accredited community college. This transcript must be submitted as part of a student veteran’s admission package for anyone who served in the United States Air Force, Air Force Reserve or Air Guard.

The JST, unlike college or high school transcripts, is neither reviewed for undergraduate admission nor subject to admission deadlines. However, it is required to be reviewed for potential transfer credit in accordance with VA guidelines and Arizona statutes related to awarding credit for military training and education. As an official document to be reviewed as part of your academic record, please submit it as early as possible to ensure a timely processing and evaluation..

Credit by Exam

You may earn no more than 60 hours of credit by exam for any degree program, including ASU comprehensive and proficiency exams. ASU accepts credit by exam for the following:


Veterans Exception

By Arizona statute, no failing grades received by a veteran at an Arizona university or community college before military service may be considered when determining admissibility. This exception may be used only one time and applies only to veterans who:

  • are honorably discharged
  • have served in the armed forces of the United States for a minimum of two years
  • have previously enrolled at a university or community college in Arizona

Military service records must be submitted, including form DD 214.

If you believe you are eligible for the veterans exception, please contact ASU’s veteran recruitment specialist at

Get Help with Your Transfer to ASU

If you are a veteran of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard or National Guard, ASU can help you make the most of your earned credits, choose an undergraduate major or minor, apply for financial aid and more. To get started, contact an ASU transfer specialist.