Military Credit

Students admitted or readmitted Spring 2020 forward will have their Joint Services Transcript (JST) evaluated for potential transfer credit during the new student transfer credit evaluation process following admission to the College.

Military Transfer Credit Policy

The College of Charleston awards transfer credit to undergraduate military students in recognition of their military training in accordance with the criteria below. 

Eligibility

Students must meet the following eligibility criteria to be considered for transfer credit under this policy:

  • Students must be a veteran with an honorable discharge or general discharge under honorable conditions, an active service member, or a member of the Reserves/National Guard who has completed required trainings.  Active Duty, Reservist, and National Guard must provide Orders or Statement of Service along with their official transcript.  Veterans are required to provide their DD-214 (Member 4 copy) along with their official transcript. 
  • The Joint Services Transcript (JST) from the issuing agency is required for current and former Army, Navy and Marine Corps, and Coast Guard students. 
  • The Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) official transcript is required for all students who have attended this institution. 

Transfer Credit

The College of Charleston requires the relevant academic department chair (or chair’s designee) or program director (or director’s designee) to determine the suitability of course credit earned through military training for transfer to the College. The College of Charleston uses the American Council on Education (ACE) credit recommendations and university transfer credit policies to assess U.S. military training credit for undergraduate students.  The College reserves the right to accept ACE recommendations as a guideline, but will retain and exercise responsibility for assuring that the military training credits accepted are at the collegiate level and have resulted in learning outcomes comparable to those students would achieve through the College’s own instruction. 

  • All College of Charleston transfer credit policies apply to the process of evaluating and awarding military training for academic credit. 
  • Students may earn up to 30 transfer credit hours from their Joint Services Transcript.  Only courses which have American Council on Education (ACE) course recommendations are eligible for evaluation.  These 30 credit hours count toward the maximum transfer credit hours earned at a two-year institution that may be applied to the requirements for all College of Charleston bachelor’s degrees (A.B., B.A., B.S., B.G.S., B.P.S.).
  • Students who have completed 1 year of military service in the United States military will be awarded 4 credit hours of elective transfer credit for the physical education activity course PEAC 1EE.   These credit hours are included in the 30 credit hour maximum referenced above.
  • For students admitted or readmitted prior to fall 2020, the maximum number of transfer hours earned at a two-year institution that may be applied to the requirements for all College of Charleston bachelor’s degrees is sixty (60) credit hours.  For students admitted or readmitted fall 2020 forward, the maximum number of transfer hours earned at a two-year institution that may be applied to the requirements for all College of Charleston bachelor’s degrees is sixty-six (66) credit hours.  This includes the Community College of the Air Force.