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Transfer credits

Learn more about military experience credits and how to transfer college credits.

Military and veteran students bring invaluable real-life experience to South University classrooms. Additionally, most military training courses have been evaluated for academic credit by the American Council on Education (ACE). At South University, we will evaluate your Joint Service Transcript (// or corresponding official service transcript to determine if we can award college level credit for your prior learning.

South University recognizes credit from non-traditional educational sources such as College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) and DANTES (Defense Activityfor Non-Traditional Education Support) Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) exams. Evaluation for award of credit based on these exams is also done through the registrar’s office. The resources below can help you get started with planning for a CLEP exam or requesting your military transcript for a Transfer of Credit evaluation.


The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) can help you earn credit for what you’ve learned from the military and your life experience. Learn more about CLEP or schedule an exam at //

DSST (also known as DANTES)

The DANTES Subject Standardized Tests exams are college level examinations through which one can receive college credit for prior knowledge in particular subject areas. For a complete listing, visit the testing services office or

Military transcript requests

Joint Services Transcript (JST)

The JST (// will produce a uniform transcript of all military training and experiences to service members of all branches except the Air Force.

The school’s transfer of credit policy may be reviewed in our catalog and may be found on the Student Consumer Information web page. The policy provides guidelines regarding what will be reviewed to determine whether the credits may be eligible for transfer into South University.

For detailed instructions on how to request a Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) transcript, visit // You may mail a transcript request to:

Community College of the Air Force/DES
100 South Turner Blv
Maxwell Gunter AFB AL 36114-301

For a minimum charge, you can also order a transcript through Credentials Inc. online or via telephone from virtually anywhere in the world and your transcript will be mailed out the next business day: //

Credentials can be reached by phone at 1-800-646-1858 / 1-847-446-1027 from 0700hrs to 1900hrs CS.

To find out more about transferring credits, contact the school's registrar.