Military Evaluations

About Military Evaluations

​​​​The American Council on Education (ACE) works under a contract from the Department of Defense that is administered by the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES). The military services set the scheduling priorities for reviews. ACE reviews military training (courses) and experiences (occupations) with the goal of awarding equivalent college credits for those experiences. The Military Guide has over 25,000 exhibits (22,000 courses and 3,400 occupations) dating back to 1954. The results of ACE military reviews appear in the Military Guide.

These instructions linked below are designed to assist military training schoolhouses in planning for and hosting successful ACE military onsite and virtual reviews.

The purpose of an ACE military review is to bridge the gap between professional military education and postsecondary education. Reviews are conducted by faculty members from colleges and universities who are currently teaching in the areas they are reviewing. The review team analyzes materials, identifies learning outcomes, and recommends postsecondary credit based on its findings. Military points of contact should contact ACE directly if they have questions that are not answered here.

Military Course Reviews

​For course reviews, the ACE review team examines the materials used to deliver the content of the course, including instructor materials, student materials, and assessments. 

prepare for an Onsite Course Review
Military Occupation Reviews

​For occupation reviews, the team examines the official documentation for the military occupational specialty (MOS) or rating and validates the occupation’s critical tasks and skills during interviews with service members.

Prepare For an Occupation Review
Military Virtual Reviews

​For virtual reviews, the review team examines the course materials (instructor materials, student materials, and assessments) on a secure SharePoint platform. Virtual reviews are only used for courses.

​prepare for a Virtual Review
Military Review Resources

Military training providers can find service-specific forms and contact information to prepare for a review at the Military Review Resources​ page.

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 The Military Guide

Explore military training ​and occupations carrying ACE recommendations.

The Military Guide​​​