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Earn Credit for your Military Service

The Academic Placement & Testing Center has responsibility for evaluating military transcripts and relies on the American Council on Education (ACE) “Service Members Opportunity College Guide” and the ACE website, for credit recommendations. *Click here to view our Military Crosswalk. There is no fee charged for this service or for the transcription of credit.

All training must be documented with an Official Military Joint Services Transcript (JST)

*Please note the Military Crosswalk for Occupation/Course and NECC Equivalency does not include all possible Military Educational Experiences that may be evaluated for academic credit at Northern Essex Community College. 

Steps for Evaluation of Military Transcript/JST:

Request Documentation:

Complete Request Form:

Complete the Military Transcript Evaluation Request Form and upload documents.

The Credit for Life Learning Coordinator will receive your Military “Individual Transcript” for evaluation and posting of credit and will follow up with you and the college’s Veterans and Military Services Coordinator.

Important: The Academic Placement & Testing Center can use your “Individual Transcript” for review only. Understanding what credits will be recommended will be important during the academic advising process. The college will post credits to your official NECC transcript upon receipt of your “Institutional Transcript”. Please be advised that in some instances the Academic Placement & Testing Center will request the assistance of faculty members to review transcripts. Therefore, you should request both forms (Institutional and Individual) transcripts as early as possible.

The grade of S (Satisfactory) is assigned to all credits awarded for military training or standardized testing.

Transfer of Credit to Four-Year Institutions

The policies governing the acceptance of credit awarded for military experience toward satisfying degree requirements vary among the degree-recommending colleges. Your credits will count toward your Northern Essex Community College degree/certificate. If you plan to transfer, the college to which you transfer may perform its own evaluation of your military credentials.

Other Helpful Sites for Military Personnel & Veterans

Northern Essex Community College Veteran and Military Services

Testing in the Military

Guide to Online Colleges for Military Personnel and Veteran’s

LPN Training & Financial Aid for Veterans and Military Service Members

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