You may be able to earn college credit for what you already know! LeTourneau University will assess military course completion and military occupational experience listed on your military transcripts to apply for the maximum allowable transfer credit recommended by the Academic Council on Education (ACE).
LeTourneau University follows the guidelines established in A Guide to Evaluation of Education Experiences in the Armed Services as a basis for applying military experience credits.
For more on the American Council of Education’s standards for evaluating credits from the Armed Forces, please refer to the ACE Net Military Guides (for Army, Navy, Marines) or learning about the College Credit Recommendation Service.
Below is a listing of the various Military Transcript types and how to obtain your records for evaluation by LeTourneau University.
JST is the Joint Services Transcript which replaced the Coast Guard Institute Transcript, the Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System (AARTS) and the Sailor/Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript (SMART). JST is an academically accepted document approved by the American Council on Education (ACE) to validate a service member's military occupational experience and training along with the corresponding ACE college credit recommendations (URL for JST: https://jst.doded.mil/smart/signIn.do).
All enlisted, officers and warrant officers, both active and veterans from all Army components, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy are eligible for a JST. Note that JST receives its data from underlying Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy personnel systems. Air Force personnel should contact CCAF to receive transcripts (URL: www.au.af.mil/au/ccaf/transcripts.asp).
The Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) is the only college system designed solely for enlisted members. The programs are designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills and theoretical background for enhanced performance as technicians and non-commissioned officers.
As an Airman, you can obtain a free unofficial copy of your transcript online through CCAF, or order an official copy online or via telephone from Credentials, Inc. for a minimal charge – the transcripts will be mailed the next business day. You can also apply civilian credit to your CCAF record – allow 10 business days from the date of receipt for CCAF to process your civilian transcript.
The Coast Guard Institute (CGI) provides training and education services, information and guidance for all Coast Guard members. As a member of the Coast Guard, you must first have an assessment completed before you can request an official transcript. The assessment forms the basis for your transcript.
You can complete an Official USCG Transcript Request Form CGI-1564 once you have chosen the college or university you wish to attend. The transcript will document your military learning experiences – it will be compiled based on the recommendations of the American Council on Education (ACE).
LETU will consider accepting credit by exam when a student submits their Score Report for CLEP and DSST (DANTES) exams. Military students who provide their AARTS or SMARTS records will list the necessary information to award credit for any DLPT or DSST exams. Military students will need to provide a Score Report for any CLEP and DSST (DANTES) exams.
$80 + testing center fees. LeTourneau's Test Code is 7911.
The DSST (formerly DANTES) credit by exam program gives students the opportunity to receive college credit for life experience as a form of prior learning assessment. Recommended for credit by the American Council on Education, the exams are offered in diverse subject areas such as health, ethics, finance and technology.
$80 + testing center fees. LeTourneau's Test Code is 7557.
The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) gives you the opportunity to receive college credit for what you already know by earning qualifying scores.
Prior learning or life experience credits can save you time and money and help you fulfill your undergraduate requirements for graduation.
ACE offers a college credit recommendation service that has evaluated training, professional courses, and examinations sponsored by professional and nonprofit organizations, labor unions, corporations and government. To see if any training courses that you have taken through an employer have been evaluated by ACE and recommended for college credit, click on the link below. If you have completed training that was recommended for college credit by ACE, you can order a transcript at the same link below. ACE charges a $20 initial registration fee that includes one complimentary transcript. Additional transcript orders are $15. Have your ACE transcript sent to LETU for evaluation (LETU does not charge to put the hours on the LETU transcript).
Highlighted programs: American Banker's Association, CUNA, Coursera, Dale Carnegie, FAA, IAAP, Kaplan, McDonald's, Microsoft, PADI, Penn Foster, Project Management Leadership Group, Skillsoft, SOPHIA Learning, Starbucks, Straighterline, TEEX, UExcel, UTHealth/UTHSC-Houston, Walgreens, Wal-Mart
National CCRS (formerly National PONSI) evaluates training and education programs offered outside the traditional college classroom setting and makes appropriate college-level credit recommendations for the courses and programs evaluated. National CCRS and ACE operate in similar ways.
To see if any training courses that you have taken through an employer have been evaluated by National CCRS and recommended for college credit, click on the link below. If you have completed training that was recommended for college credit by National CCRS, you should contact the organization that provided the training to request a transcript to be sent to LETU for evaluation. (Participating organizations may charge a fee for a transcript, but LETU does not charge to put the hours on the LETU transcript.)
Information from NationalCCRS.org
Highlighted programs: APICS, Dale Carnegie, LOMA, National Paralegal College
Transfer courses may be taken at local colleges and universities, or through regionally accredited online schools. Please fill out the Transfer Credit Approval Form and submit for appropriate approvals prior to enrolling in transfer courses.
For more information on prior learning credits at LeTourneau University, go to the Prior Learning Assessment web page.