Military Credits

This page provides information regarding students bringing military educational credits into Iowa State and applying them to their degree program.

Acceptance of Credit 

American Council on Education LogoThe Joint Services Transcripts (JST) or the Community College of the Air Force Transcript is submitted by student to the University.  The JST provides a summary of the individual’s military course completions and training and shows the credit that is recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE). The ACE Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Service is available and searchable online as well. 

  For more information visit the ISU Office of Admissions page for more information regarding military credit.

A maximum of 16 career-technical credits can be accepted and applied to a student’s degree program. This includes credit awarded for military vocational certificate recommendations and career-technical credit granted from regionally accredited colleges.

Application of Credit to Degree Program

After admissions has evaluated the credit for acceptance to the University, the academic adviser works with the student to determine the application of those credits to the student’s degree program.  In-depth information about the process is provided in this PDF document.

Additional Resources

While the primary contact for the student is his/her academic adviser, each undergraduate college has identified an additional resource person (listed below) whom military students can contact with questions about the transfer/application of credit towards their degree.


Contact Name



College of Agriculture and Life SciencesHoward Tylerhtyler@iastate.edu515-294-6434
College of BusinessCindy Sheehylasheehy@iastate.edu515-294-8301
College of DesignMichelle Rasmussenmrasmuss@iastate.edu515-294-0732
College of EngineeringPaul Castleberrypaulca@iastate.edu515-294-0364
College of Human SciencesClayton Johnsoncjjohn@iastate.edu515-294-8238
College of Liberal Arts and SciencesCallie Morrowccmorrow@iastate.edu515-294-7470