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K-State Polytechnic Office of Student Life
Center for Academic Excellence and Engagement
Technology Center
2310 Centennial Road
Salina, KS 67401

Kyle Chamberlin
Director of Student Life

Military Credit

K-State currently evaluates over 300 military transcripts annually. The following policies and processes are in place for the evaluation of undergraduate credit.

Joint Service Transcripts (JSTs) must be submitted to the Office of Admissions for an official evaluation. 

Active military personnel can have their current primary military occupational specialty (MOS) evaluated by submitting a positive performance evaluation dated within the last year.

Consideration for credit associated with military service is a two-step process:

  • The Office of Admissions completes the first step by awarding credit based on "A Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services" published by the American Council on Education (ACE). Admissions follows these recommendations and notifies students of this assessment. K-State awards 4 hours of military science credit for basic training.
    • Military correspondence courses, most vocational courses, and courses that last less than two weeks are not recognized for college-level credit.
    • Credits resulting from military evaluations granted by other institutions are not transferable to K-State.
    • Some academic units may award additional credits for specific degree requirements during academic advising and enrollment. Application of any additional credit to a K-State degree is contingent on the student’s major. An advisor in each academic area of interest can assist students in understanding if additional credit may be awarded.

Credit awarded through military credential evaluation will be recorded on each student's records at the time the student is admitted to K-State and enrolls in K-State courses.

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