Military Credit Transfer FAQs
How would my military training and experience be applied to my chosen
degree program at Colorado Technical University?
The American Council on Education (ACE) evaluates your military training,
occupations, and experience and recommends credits in semester hours that are
listed on your military transcript. Your Prior Learning Assessment Advisor will
evaluate your military transcript and award any applicable military credit to your
In order for military credit to be awarded, the military training, occupations, and
experience listed on your military transcript must match the courses/outcomes
that are part of your degree program at CTU. Since Colorado Technical University
operates on a quarter hour credit system, any ACE credit recommendations must
be converted to the quarter hour system.
If I am deployed or transferred will I be able to continue my degree program
when I reach my new assignment?
Certainly. Colorado Technical University understands that military personnel are frequently deployed and transferred. Our programs are ideal for you since they are accessible as long as you can connect to the Internet.
If you are unsure or k now that you will not be able to continue your coursework
for the length of your deployment or while enroute to your new assignment, just
contact your Academic Advisor to discuss a number of military friendly solutions.
Do I have to be on active duty to have my military training and experience
applied towards transfer credit at CTU?
Absolutely not. We will evaluate all of your military training and experience
whether you are on Active Duty, Inactive, Retired, or Separated, from any branch
of service, including the National Guard and Reserves.
In addition to my military training and experience, what else may be applied
as transfer-in credit towards the degree I want to pursue?
Colorado Technical University will evaluate any previously completed college
coursework (C or better) or standardized tests (e.g. CLEP and DSST
examinations), completed prior to, during, or after your military service, for
transfer credit. In order for transfer credit to be awarded, the coursework or tests
completed must match the courses/outcomes that are part of your degree
program at CTU.
CTU will also evaluate any certifications (e.g., MSCE, MCP) or work experience,
achieved prior to, during, or after your military service, for proficiency credit. In
order for proficiency credit to be awarded, your certifications or work experience
must match the courses/outcomes that are part of your degree program at CTU.
Colorado Technical University also offers Challenge Examinations for specific
general education requirements in English and Mathematics for those students
who have not met these requirements by other college coursework , training, or
How many credit hours can I expect to get for my military training and
It varies. Military personnel will have varying amounts of credit applied to their
degree program based on specific training. In order to apply military credit to your
online degree program, training and military experience must align with the
outcomes of a course in your Colorado Technical University program.
What are CLEP and DSST examinations and do they count as credit towards
my degree? Where can I take these exams?
The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a credit-by-examination program to achieve college-level credit. CLEP offers tests in a variety of subject
areas (English/Literature, Math/Science, Social Science/History, Business, and
Foreign Language) that, if tak en and passed, can satisfy undergraduate
requirements. CLEP tests can be tak en as many times as
needed. However, if you don’t receive a passing score on a test, you must wait
six months before retak ing the same test. More information about CLEP tests is
available at www.collegeboard.com.
The DANTES Subject Standardized Test (DSST) provides another avenue to
earn credit through examination. DSST also offers tests in a variety of subject
areas (Business, Physical Science, Humanities, and Social Science) that, if
taken and passed, can satisfy undergraduate requirements. More information
about DSST tests is available at www.getcollegecredit.com.
Military personnel can take CLEP and DSST tests free of charge. Talk to your
Education Officer or Test Control Officer for more information and testing
procedures. Study materials and practice examinations are available at most of
*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