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cmve@TCC: Credit for military experience

TCC values students’ prior learning experiences, including those gained through the military. 
We encourage military students to decrease the time it takes for them to complete a degree by having these experiences evaluated for credit toward a TCC degree.  


Acceptable Types of Transfer Credit Request an Evaluation of Your Experience Military Sponsored Credit Transfer Programs at TCC



The Joint Services Transcript or JST: (formerly AARTS, SMART, CGI) Based on American Council on Education (ACE), TCC will evaluate your military training and experience, and award credit where applicable. The Joint Services Transcript or JST is issued to Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy personnel to document their military training and experience. 
Request your military JST 

Information found on the JST includes:

    • All military experience and service schools.
    • American Council on Education (ACE) college credit recommendations for evaluated military training and experience.
    • Course work completed at colleges and universities paid for with military tuition assistance.
    • College-level test scores (CLEP, AP, DANTES, etc.) paid for with military tuition assistance.
    • Earned certificates, licenses, and apprenticeships.
    • SOC transferability codes

Air Force can request their military transcript through the Air Force Transcript Portal.


Standardized Tests: TCC recognizes many national standardized testing programs for possible credit toward your degree.  Select your test below to request your transcript.


Prior College Coursework: TCC recognizes coursework completed at previously attended colleges and universities. Contact the college where you completed your previous college coursework and request to have your transcript sent to TCC.
Access the TCC Transfer Evaluation System TES for an idea of how your prior college coursework might transfer to TCC.



For an evaluation of your previous experiences, send your JST and prior college transcripts to:

Tidewater Community College

Central Records/Office of the College Registrar

Post Office Box 9000

Norfolk, VA 23509-9000

You must also submit a request for an official evaluation to TCC Central Records by completing the

TCC Request for Evaluation of Previous Educational Experiences.

For more information on transferring credit at TCC, visit the College Registrar.




TCC’s Center for Military and Veterans Education (CMVE) offers the following programs to ensure you can make the most of your military-related training and experience and maximize your ability to complete your TCC degree while on active duty. 


SOC - Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

A TCC SOC Student Agreement makes it easy for active duty service members and their families to complete a TCC degree, even when relocated outside of the local area. 

Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnership

As members of the NCPDLP program, TCC has created Roadmaps for certain Navy Ratings that clearly show how your military training and experience can be used for a TCC degree plan.