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Transfer Opportunities

NAU offers multiple transfer opportunities such as CLEP, DSST, and SOC.  We make getting your education easy by partnering with military organizations when possible.  On select programs, you could receive up to 50% of the required credits needed. As a Military Friendly School, NAU takes your military career experience and training into consideration as credits that may transfer into many of our degree programs.

Transfer your years of military experience into college credit.

National American University offers services to meet your unique needs by offering flexible class schedules, credit for life, work and military experience, and free military evaluations. You may be surprised at just how fast you can complete your studies. NAU arranges the quickest path to a degree and full credit for your military education by taking advantage of American Council on Education (ACE) credit assessment services. ACE continuously evaluates military schools, correspondence courses and occupations to determine the amount and level of academic credit each should be awarded. Through ACE credits, you may earn academic credit for most of the training you have received, including basic training, and you can reduce the time required and cost for your studies.   Joint Services Transcript (JST) is an academically accepted document approved by ACE to validate a service member's military occupational experience and training along with the corresponding ACE college credit recommendations.  The Coast Guard is now producing a Joint Services Transcript that can be accessed by all Active Duty, Reserves and Veterans. For Air Force, CCAF transcripts please visit

For more information on how much college credit you could receive, click on your corresponding credit guide below: 

Army MOS Credit Guide 
Navy NER Credit Guide
Marine Corps MCE Credit Guide 
Coast Guard CGR Credit Guide 

A student can have up to 50 percent of the required credit hours toward graduation from non-traditional methods including:

  1. experiential learning/portfolio credit awarded by National American University,
  2. evaluated corporate training certificates, and
  3. non-transcripted military training.


National American University offers College Level Examination Program (CLEP) for credit in a number of courses. Students may earn credit hours as indicated but no grades. Click here for a list of CLEP exam accepted by NAU, as well as the equivalent courses and number of credit hours.

DSST Examinations

The nationally recognized DSST program (formerly DANTES Subject Standardized Tests) helps students receive college credit for learning outside of the traditional classroom through credit by examination. Click here for a list of the DSST exams for which National American University has equivalent courses, and credit hours toward graduation may be earned.

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