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Military Guide

December 30, 1899

Military Guide

Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services

ACE's Military Guide presents credit recommendations for formal courses and occupations offered by all branches of the military. These credit recommendations appear on the service member’s Joint Services Transcript (JST).

All recommendations are based on ACE reviews conducted by college and university faculty members who are actively teaching in the areas they review. 

The Military Guide includes all evaluated courses and occupations from 1954 to the present. New courses and occupations are continually being evaluated by ACE, and these entries are added on a daily basis. 

New Features

During the past year, ACE convened a group of faculty evaluators, college and university registrars, and other key users to make recommendations on overhauling and streamlining the course exhibits on the Military Guide. The goal was to make these exhibits more like college course syllabi to make it easier to draw parallels between military training and college courses. Exhibits for courses evaluated after October 1, 2015 follow the new format, including:

  • an overall course description that mimics what appears in a college catalog
  • expanded methods of assessment that demonstrate the rigor of the student evaluation mechanisms
  • the minimum passing score required to pass the course, so colleges can align the training with their own grading practices
  • credit recommendations with associated learning outcomes that document exactly what the student has learned in each subject area

The NEW sample course exhibit (PDF) provides more information for courses evaluated after October 1, 2015.  For courses evaluated before September 30, 2015, see the sample course exhibit.

Past Enhancements

ACE works closely with a variety of stakeholders who use the Military Guide to enhance the utility of the data.  Here are some examples of recent changes.

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