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Military Assistance

Imperial Valley College evaluates military training and experience in partnership with the American Council on Education (ACE) and the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) to maximize your military experience and shorten the time and resources required to earn an associate degree, diploma, or certificate.

Work will be evaluated according to the ACE Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experience in the Armed Services.

The following are several ways veterans and service members may obtain academic credit for military training:

  • Joint Services Transcripts (JST) - When veterans leave the Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy, they can obtain a record of their training, known as the Joint Services Transcript. Active duty, reserve, and veterans can now access their transcripts through Joint Services Transcript (JST) Account Registration.
  • CCAF Transcripts - Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) provides transcripts for Air Force veterans.
  • DANTES Programs - The Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) sponsors several programs that advance the acceptance of military education and experience at civilian colleges and universities. The DANTES website provides information on these programs and how to obtain transcripts from programs already used.
  • Standardized Testing
    • DSST – DANTES Subject Standardized Tests are approved by ACE and accepted or administered at over 1,900 colleges and universities nationwide. The DSST website includes downloadable forms, practice tests, and other information.
    • CLEP - College Level Examining Program is funded for Active Duty members through DANTES. See for more information.
  • Credit by Exams – Credit by exams (CBE) are written by Imperial Valley College faculty. The exams are equivalent to the comprehensive final exam and may be written, oral, demonstration, or a combination of all three. Successfully passing demonstrates proficiency of course competencies.
  • Portfolio Assessment - Collection of evidence that documents experiential learning to support the extensive and rigorous military training acquired to support the context in which it was learned and how the knowledge was applied.
  • Industry Recognized Certification-An industry certification is a credential recognized by business and industry at the local, state, or national level. It could be an assessment, an examination or a license that is administered and recognized by an industry third-party or governing board.

Military Crosswalks

Some IVC programs have established standard credit for military experience to help you reach your educational goal faster. Some of these include:

  • Business Management
  • Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technician
  • IT-Computer Support Specialist
  • Sales Management
  • And more to come!

Military Years of Service Agreement

This agreement allows eligible service members and veterans to be awarded college credits of general education based on competencies and common military training attained during years of service within the Air Force, Air Guard, Army, Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Coast Guard, Coast Guard Reserve, Marine Corps, Marine Reserve, Navy, and Naval Reserve. Any of the following documents to validate years of service are acceptable: DD214/DD215, NGB22/22A, Reserve Credit Report and "Discharge Order & Point Summary," or a Letter from Commanding Officer on letterhead with original signature.

Additional military assistance can be found at the Military and Veteran Success Center.

Military and Veteran Success Center