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
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.
REQUEST AN EVALUATION OF YOUR EXPERIENCE
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.
MILITARY SPONSORED CREDIT PROGRAMS AT TCC
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.