Credit for military schooling, both for courses and for occupations, is evaluated upon receipt of Form DD 214, Service Separation Certificate, a Joint Services Transcript (JST) or a transcript from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF). For military courses and occupations that have been approved for GT Pathways credit by the Colorado Department of Higher Education students will be awarded GT Pathways credit, which will fill General Education requirements in most, but not all, programs at CU Boulder. For qualifying scores at the American Council on Education (ACE) recommended cut scores on Defense Language Proficiency tests students will be awarded GT Pathways World Language credit (GT-AH4), which will fill General Education requirements, usually as a Humanities course, in most, but not all, programs at CU Boulder.
Students can also be awarded credit for other military courses and occupations listed on a JST or a transcript from the CCAF if ACE recommends that the work should be granted upper-division baccalaureate credit. This work, however, transfers to CU Boulder as lower-division elective credit. Foreign language courses taken through the State Department, Department of Defense or Defense Language Institute are assigned credit based on ACE’s recommendation, which usually results in credit for an equivalent foreign language course at CU Boulder. The applicability of military credit toward specific degree requirements beyond General Education requirements is determined by the dean’s office of the college/school to which a student has been admitted.
To receive credit for College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) or DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) that are listed on a JST or a transcript from the CCAF, students must have their test scores sent directly to the CU Boulder Office of Admissions from the College Board (CLEP) or Prometric (DSST).
Regardless of whether or not you anticipate receiving any credit, submission of a JST or a transcript from the CCAF is required if you plan to use any VA educational benefits for which you are eligible.
For more information about other transfer credit you might have, please refer to Admission's transfer student webpage.