Credit for Military Training

If you are an active service member or veteran, you may qualify for credit towards your program of study.

Active Service Members and Veterans

CNM will grant credit if you attended military service schools which have been evaluated by the Academic Review Tack Force of the American Council on Education (ACE) as well as select military schools that have undergone institutional reviews in order to award additional credits not recommended by ACE.

Get Credit for Your Military Training and Education

In order to receive credit, you must:

  • Be currently enrolled at CNM and have a declared program of study
  • Request an official Joint Service Transcript (JST) and have it submitted directly to the CNM Records Office
  • Provide the Separation Report, DD Form 214, if no longer active

Reviewed Military Occupations

Some military occupational specialty (MOS) codes have been reviewed for equivalency to specific CNM programs. If your program of study is listed below and your MOS matches those listed on the specific form, you may be eligible to earn credit towards your program.

To apply for credit based on your equivalent MOS:

  • Click on your program below.
  • Print the Military Credit for Prior Learning form that opens and fill out your personal information.
  • Submit the completed Military Credit for Prior Learning form, along with your JST and DD-214 (if applicable), to the Records Office.

Requesting Records from the Military

Joint Services Transcript (JST)

Active duty members of the armed forces can request a Joint Services Transcript (JST) and submit it to CNM. Air Force members can request an official transcript from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) and submit it to CNM to receive credit.

The JST program will provide a transcript for any service school, MOS, rating, NEC, or CLEP/DSST/ECE Examination listed that has been passed and carries American Council on Education (ACE) credit recommendations. Data can go back as far as 1976 but data older than 1994 may be missing or incomplete. It is recommended that you review the JST online for accuracy before submitting to CNM for credit review.

To see which CLEP or DSST exams and scores are accepted by CNM, please see the Credit for Standardized Exams website

To find out more about funding eligibility, please visit the Veterans Resource Center's Licensing and Certification website.

Separation Report

If you are no longer an active service member, you will need to provide the Separation Report, DD Form 214. Prior to 1950, this document may be referred to as the Separation Qualification Record, Notice of Separation, or Report of Separation, depending on the military branch you served. A photocopy of the original separation report should be submitted to the College. Do not submit the original.

If you are unable to find your original separation report, request a copy from The National Personnel Records Center, Military Personnel Records. Forward the copy to CNM Records Office. Members of the reserves or National Guard should contact their units for any necessary documentation.

Under certain circumstances, Central New Mexico Community College may accept the certification of a commissioned officer in the United States armed forces in lieu of a notary public’s signature.