Earn College Credit
Active Duty Member
In addition to taking online and in class courses, there are a number of non-traditional ways to earn college credit.
Credit for military experience
- You have already earned college credit by being in the Coast Guard. Many college will give you credit for military schools and job experiences if they fit in your program of study.
- To view your unofficial transcript, login to the JST Website. If you notice that a course (rate) is missing or has a mistake, complete the Application for Correction Form CG-1562 and have your ESO submit the form and documentation to the Registrarís Office through TACCTS. If you are separated/retired, follow the instructions for separated/retired members.
- To request an official transcript be sent to the college of your choice, you must login the JST Website. This will provide the college with the ACE recommended college credits for your military training and experience.
College credit by examination
DANTES Distance Learning Program
- The DANTES DL Program provides information covering a wide range of non-traditional education opportunities.
- The DANTES Independent Study Catalog has more than 6,000 courses from dozens of regionally accredited colleges. You may enroll at any time they have open enrollment and you have one year to complete the course. Search the postsecondary section for academic codes listed on your degree plan.
- The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Subject tests are often required for admission to graduate programs. However, a few colleges may award up to 30 semester hours credit for the GRE Subject Test if passed at 80 percent or higher.
- One administration of the exam is free of charge to active duty members.
- The American Council on Education (ACE) makes credit recommendation for formal courses or examinations offered by various organization from businesses to the government.
- If you have experience outside of the military that might qualify for college credit, it would be valuable to check for ACE recommendations.