College Credit for Military Personnel

The average Purdue Global military graduate is awarded 54% of the credits needed for an associate’s and 45% of the credits needed for a bachelor’s.*

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Earn Credit for Your Military Occupation With Our PME2Degree® Program

Finish your degree faster. Turn your professional military education (PME) and training into college credit with Purdue Global’s innovative PME2Degree® program. We award members of the military credits for college based on the level of your occupational training and your PME transcripts.

Hundreds of occupations across each branch of the armed forces have already been evaluated for credit toward a Purdue Global online degree, including all occupations in the U.S. Army and Coast Guard.

Additional Sources of Prior Learning Credit

Equivalency Exams: Demonstrate Your Knowledge to Earn Credits

Purdue Global accepts College Level Examination Program (CLEP exams) and DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST). Learn more about credit for exams.

Community College Credit: Fast-Track to Your Bachelor’s

Already completed some college coursework? Purdue Global accepts transfer credit from regionally or nationally accredited colleges and universities.

We also have articulation agreements established with community colleges across the country. These educational relationships allow community college students to transfer in associate's degree credits toward a Purdue Global bachelor's degree program. Learn more about the community college alliance program.

Experiential Learning: Credit for Work Experience Portfolio

Many of your accomplishments may not be captured by prior coursework, challenge exams, or approved military training. In these cases, Purdue Global provides a portfolio development course that can help you translate this experiential learning into college credit.

Our portfolio development course helps you to document your college-level learning in a portfolio you can submit for consideration for college credits. Learn more about the credit for work experience course and our risk-free guarantee.

How Many Credits Have You Earned?

Earn your degree faster with our PME2Degree® program. If your occupation is not yet part of our PME2Degree® program, we will evaluate your transcript and military training for credit and determine the most efficient path to your chosen degree.

Air University Associate-to-Baccalaureate Cooperative

Purdue Global participates in the Air University Associate-to-Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC), which assists airmen who have or are completing an associate’s degree with the Community College of the Air Force to identify schools to which they can transfer their associate's degree credits to earn a bachelor's degree.

Requesting Your Military Transcript

  • CCAF Transcript Requests

    Community College of the Air Force (CCAF)

    The CCAF documents all Air Force and Space Force training that is equivalent to college-level coursework. You can request your transcript from CCAF in two different ways:

    • Visit Community College of the Air Force Transcripts and select your ordering option.

      • Option 1: order transcript from Parchment
      • Option 2: mail-in written transcript request to CCAF
    • If utilizing Option 2, submit a Prior Learning Transcript Request Form (available from your Advisor) to the following address:
      100 South Turner Boulevard
      Maxwell AFB Gunter Annex, AL 36114

    Please visit the Community College of the Air Force website for further information regarding your transcripts.

  • Other Military Transcripts

    Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy (Active Duty, Reserve, and Veterans)

    To receive an official military transcript, please visit the Joint Services Transcript website.

Specialized Degrees for Servicemembers and Veterans

Associate's in Small Group Management

Our online Associate of Applied Science in Small Group Management allows you to graduate in as few as 5 courses when applying professional military education and additional learning toward requirements.

Master in Management and Leadership

Our online Master of Science in Management and Leadership with a concentration in military leadership allows you to save time and money by applying your graduate-level military leadership training as prior learning credit toward up to 4 courses.

Your Path To Success Begins Here

Connect with an Advisor to explore program requirements, curriculum, credit for prior learning process, and financial aid options.


*Average Military College Credit Award: Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, September 2021. 2020–2021 academic year. Includes all types of prior learning (military and other articulations, transfer credit from prior institutions) as well as experiential portfolio credit. Credit earned in an associate’s degree program through Purdue Global applied earlier as part of a pool of prior degree credit is not included in this calculation. The actual percentage may be slightly higher for students enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs. Individual experiences will vary. Purdue Global does not guarantee transferability of credit from any of these sources. See University Catalog for Prior Learning policy. Speak to an Admissions Advisor to find out how many credits may be eligible to transfer.