Credit for Military Training in Non-Collegiate Settings

SJSU grants undergraduate degree credit for successful completion of non-collegiate instruction, either military or civilian, as recommended by the Commission on Educational Credit and Credentials of the American Council on Education. The number of units allowed is based on the recommendation in the Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experience in the Armed Services and the National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs.

Six semester units of credit are awarded for being on active duty for at least one year in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard. Three of these units can be used to complete Area E of the CSU General Education Program, two units will apply to the physical education requirement for SJSU graduation, and one unit is applied toward elective credit.

Documents that should be submitted to assess credit for military education are:

  • Joint Service Transcripts (JTS; Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard)
  • Community College of the Air Force transcript (CCAF)
  • DD-214 (or DD-295 for students still in the military)

SJSU also awards credit for College Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject examinations. The specific credit for the 36 different CLEP exams can be found under credit by exam:

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will assist students with questions they may have about transfer credit in order to determine student level and admission eligibility.


Office of Admissions and Outreach (Undergraduate)

One Washington Square
San José, CA. 95192-0016
Phone: 408-283-7500