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Military Service Credit

raising the flag at Iwo JimaAll veterans wishing to use the GI Bill must submit a copy of their DD-214 (member 4) along with all other required paperwork. Veterans may be awarded 3 units of credit for the Healthful Living and Physical Education requirement for graduation by submitting an application for credit and a copy of their DD214 to the Enrollment Services Office. Students who are on active military duty and have completed 120 days of active military duty may petition to receive the credit. This must be done upon admission to the college.  Students who are utilizing their GI Bill will automatically be granted the credit prior to their third semester. 

The benefits of your DD-214:

  • Exempt from the Physical Education requirements for the AA/AS degree
  • Granted 3 units of credit toward the Healthful Living requirement  for the AA/AS degree
  • Eligible for priority enrollment (provide a copy to Enrollment Services and request a priority date.)

Credit for your Military training

MSJC may grant up to but not to exceed 30 units of college credit based on your training in the military.  While these units may not necessarily fulfill a general education/major requirement, they can be granted as elective credit giving you total units required to obtain your degree.  In order to receive credit you must have an official transcript sent to MSJC. 

The following links will help you to acquire them:

Navy/Marine Corp: SMART Request Form
Army Transcripts:  AARTS Request Form
Air Force Transcripts: Air Force Transcript Request Website