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Earning Credit for Military Training and Education

The University will grant credit for those military service schools which have been evaluated by the Office on Educational Credit and Credentials of the American Council on Education (ACE) as well as select military schools that have undergone institutional reviews in order to award additional credits not recommended by ACE.

Members of the armed forces currently on active duty should submit Joint Services Transcript (JST). Air Force members should submit an official transcript from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) to receive credit.

Since 1950, a separation report has been identified as DD Form 214. Prior to 1950, Army and Air Force veterans were issued a Separation Qualification Record; Navy and Coast Guard veterans were issued a Notice of Separation; Marine Corps veterans were issued a Report of Separation. A notarized photocopy of the original separation report should be submitted to the University. Students should not submit the original. Students unable to locate the original separation report can request a copy from The National Personnel Records Center, Military Personnel Records, 9700 Page Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63132, and forward it with the cover form from the National Personnel Records Center to the University. Members of the reserves or National Guard should contact their units for any necessary documentation.

In certain circumstances Thomas Edison State University will accept the certification of a commissioned officer in the United States armed forces in lieu of a notary public’s signature. To submit documents certified by a commissioned officer, download the Commissioned Officer Notary Public form located on the Student Forms page.

For Students in the Army
Army personnel and veterans should request that a copy of their Joint Services Transcript (JST) be sent directly to the Office of the Registrar. Transcripts may be ordered electronically at jst.doded.mil.

The JST program will provide a transcript for any service school, MOS or CLEP/DSST/ECE Examination listed that has been passed and carries American Council on Education (ACE) credit recommendations. The data can go back as far as 1976 but data older than 1994 may be missing or incomplete. The older the data, the greater the chance something could be missing. It is recommended that Army personnel review the JST online for accuracy prior to submission to the University for credit review.

Please visit www.tesu.edu/military/army/index.cfm for application and enrollment procedures.

For Students in the Army National Guard
Army National Guard personnel and veterans should request that a copy of their Joint Services Transcript (JST) be sent directly to the Office of the Registrar. Transcripts may be ordered electronically at jst.doded.mil.

The JST program will provide a transcript for any service school, MOS or CLEP/DSST/ECE Examination listed that has been passed and carries American Council on Education (ACE) credit recommendations. The data can go back as far as 1976 but data older than 1994 may be missing or incomplete. The older the data, the greater the chance something could be missing. It is recommended that Army personnel review the JST online for accuracy prior to submission to the University for credit review.

Please visit National Guard Application Guidelines for application procedures.

For Students in the Navy 
Navy personnel and veterans may request a copy of their Joint Service Transcript (JST) be sent directly to the Office of the Registrar. The JST can be requested at jst.doded.mil.

The JST program will provide a transcript for any service school, rating, NEC or CLEP/DSST/ECE Examination listed that has been passed and carries American Council on Education (ACE) credit recommendations. The data can go back as far as 1976 but data older than 1994 may be missing or incomplete. The older the data, the greater the chance something could be missing. It is recommended that Navy personnel review the JST online for accuracy prior to submission to the University for credit review.

For application and enrollment procedures, please visit www.tesu.edu/military/navy/index.cfm.

For Students in the Marines
Marine personnel and veterans may request a copy of their Joint Service Transcript (JST) be sent directly to the Office of the Registrar. The JST can be requested at jst.doded.mil.

The JST program will provide a transcript for any service school, rating, NEC or CLEP/DSST/ECE Examination listed that has been passed and carries American Council on Education (ACE) credit recommendations. The data can go back as far as 1976 but data older than 1994 may be missing or incomplete. The older the data, the greater the chance something could be missing. It is recommended that Marines review the JST online for accuracy prior to submission to the University for credit review.

For application and enrollment procedures, please visit www.tesu.edu/military/marines/index.cfm.

For Students in the Coast Guard
Coast Guard personnel and veterans may request a copy of their Joint Service Transcript (JST) be sent directly to the Office of the Registrar. The JST can be requested at jst.doded.mil.

The JST program will provide a transcript for any service school, rating, NEC or CLEP/DSST/ECE Examination listed that has been passed and carries American Council on Education (ACE) credit recommendations. The data can go back as far as 1976 but data older than 1994 may be missing or incomplete. The older the data, the greater the chance something could be missing. It is recommended that Coast Guard personnel review the JST online for accuracy prior to submission to the University for credit review.

For application and enrollment procedures, please visit: www.tesu.edu/military/coast-guard/index.cfm.

Learn more about our programs for members of the United States military.