U.S. Military Training Credit Transfer

At CTU, we want to recognize the experience you've gained through military service. That's why we follow the American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations for military transfer credit. Learn more about how your training can count towards earning a CTU education and find resources that will help you apply other education credits.

Prior Learning Assessment Credit

Colorado Technical University's Prior Learning Assessment Advisors will review and evaluate your military training, courses, occupational specialties and traditional education for potential transfer credits.* The evaluation will list your projected transfer credit. The Admissions Department can then develop a personalized degree plan showing how your military college credits can be applied to your preferred degree at CTU. We can also identify ways for you to complete the remaining degree requirements.

We use official military transcripts to develop your degree program. You should request and maintain copies of your transcripts for your own reference. You can obtain copies of your military transcript using the appropriate links here. Some branches allow you to request and receive your transcripts online; others must be requested in writing.

The American Council on Education (ACE)

ACE is a coordinating organization helping institutions and organizations advance the higher education system. This organization ultimately helps individuals by evaluating and recommending institutional, and some non-traditional education and training, allowing accredited educational bodies to accept credit recommendations. Colorado Technical University uses ACE recommendations to award you transfer credit for your military experience and training.

Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC)

Colorado Technical University is a member of SOC consortium of schools. SOC is a consortium of approximately 1,900 colleges and universities that award associate, bachelor's and graduate-level degrees. CTU is also member of the SOC degree network system. The purpose of the network is to universally accept each network member school's transfer credits to assist servicemembers in their completion of an associate or bachelor's degree.

The Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard have access to the SOC, which also uses the ACE Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experience in the Armed Forces as the basis for evaluating military training and experience.)

*Not all credits eligible to transfer. Acceptance of transfer credit is at the sole discretion of CTU. See the university's catalog regarding CTU's transfer credit policies.