College Credit for Military Training

The average Purdue Global military graduate is awarded 58% of the credits needed for an associate’s and approximately 40% 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.

Requesting Your Military Transcript

Official transcripts of your training must be sent to the Office of the Registrar. Please note that only transcripts received directly from Army/ACE or Sailor/Marine will be accepted for official review.

  • CCAF Transcript Requests

    Community College of the Air Force (CCAF)


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

    1. Visit Credential Solutions and do the following:
      • Select your state of residence.
      • Type Purdue Global in the space provided for the school name.
      • Select either undergraduate or graduate, depending on your degree level.
    2. Submit a Prior Learning Transcript Request Form (available from your Advisor) to the following address:
      CCAF/DEES
      100 South Turner Blvd
      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.

NOTES AND CONDITIONS

*Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, 2017–2018 academic year. Note: these data were reported prior to the March 2018 purchase of Kaplan University by Purdue University and subsequent creation of Purdue University Global. Credit earned in an associate’s degree program through Kaplan University 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 Assessment policy. Speak to an Admissions Advisor to find out how many credits may be eligible to transfer.