Credit for Military Service
College of the Desert may award college credit for certain military training, experiences
and coursework. This credit is based on recommendations from the "American Council
Credit will be granted for those training courses substantially similar to coursework
offered by College of the Desert. Usually credit earned is not transferable but may
be applicable to some of the occupational degrees and certificates available at College
of the Desert. Most students receive some physical education credit. This can be applied
to meet the Physical Education graduation requirement at COD. Up to 4 units of physical
education credit may be considered transferable - check with the transfer institution.
Veterans must have completed 12 units at College of the Desert (unless presently receiving
VA education benefits) before requesting the military credit evaluation.
Students must request official copies of either their JST
(Army, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard) or CCAF
(Air Force) transcripts. Our office has the forms to request the AARTS, SMART or
CCAF transcripts. If these are not available (depending on when you served in the
military), then the DD-214 form will be used for credit evaluations. Please contact
the Veterans Office for information regarding this process.