Credit for Military Experience
Credit for Prior Training is that which applies to the program of education currently being pursued and which shortens the program accordingly. It is the veteran’s responsibility to:
- Request academic transcripts from all prior postsecondary educational institutions (including service schools) he/she has attended. Transcripts must be received and evaluated by the end of the second semester of enrollment.
- Notify the TCC Office of Veterans Affairs once Enrollment Services completes the evaluation.
- Avoid pursuing courses for which he/she may later receive transfer credit. If the student earned an inordinate amount of credits at one or more of his/her prior educational institutions, VA may delay awarding of benefits pending their receipt of TCC’s prior credit evaluation of the student. The VA Coordinator cannot certify courses that the student has previously completed if transfer credit is granted by the Enrollment Services office.
Any veteran who has completed at least one year of active duty service with an honorable discharge is entitled to seven hours of military credit. This includes:
- HSC 1100 (3 credit hours)
- PEM 1101 (2 credit hours)
- MSL 1001 (1 credit hour)
- MSL 1002 (1 credit hour)
In order to receive these credits, the student must complete one semester of attendance at TCC and submit a copy of his/her DD214 Members 4 Copy to the Enrollment Services office, along with written documentation requesting seven hours of military credit.
Getting ACE Credits
The first step to claiming the credits earned is to request a transcript from military service. Each service will provide unofficial personal copies and send schools an official copy of a student's transcript at no charge. Each service branch has their own system for recording military education and experience credits: