If you served in the military, you may be eligible for credit that will transfer to the CSU, helping you to earn your degree faster.
Once you’ve been admitted to a CSU campus, you should first submit your DD 214/Separation Documents if you didn’t upload these when applying to the CSU through
Cal State Apply. (You can apply for a copy of your DD 214 at the
Veterans are also encouraged to submit their Joint Services Transcript (JST) to the Office of the Registrar of their CSU campus for review.
Generally, students are granted credit for:
CSU campuses use the
American Council on Education (ACE)'s Online Military Guide when reviewing course equivalency recommendations. ACE provides quality assurance and policy guidance for the JST by the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Coast Guard. (Request your JST.)
The JST includes consolidated educational and experiential information for the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard. The
Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) issues its own transcript for educational courses completed by Air Force personnel.
Veterans Affairs contacts at every CSU campus can tell you about specific campus policies related to credit for prior learning, as well as academic credit for external exams.
CSU systemwide policies regarding academic credit for examinations, experiential learning and instruction in non-collegiate settings are detailed in
Executive Order 1036.
1:30 – 2:00 pm Welcome and Learning Outcomes
2:00 – 2:30 pm What is CPL? The case for CPL (and the Adult Student) (CSU 1st Day Slides ACE 4-3-18.pptx)
2:30 – 2:40 pm Break
2:40 – 3:30 pm Trends and Challenges, Overview, Role of Faculty
3:30 – 3:40 pm Break
3:40 – 4:30 pm Tools and Resources
4:30 – 5:30 pm Student Navigation Exercise (ACE Activity Ed U. Cate.docx)
8:30 – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30 am Setting the Stage (Guiding Documents for CPL 4-10-18.pptx)
9:30 – 10:00 am Best Practices in Credit for Prior Learning (Improving Military CPL_4-5-2018.pptx)
10:00 – 10:10 am Break
10:10 am – 12:10 pm Group Discussions
12:10 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 – 1:50 pm Pathways to Completion/VCAT (ACE CSUS Training VCAT.pdf)
2:00 – 3:00 pm Summary of Learning