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 Office on Educational Credit and Credentials 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

Request Records from the Military

Active duty members of the armed forces can submit a Joint Services Transcript (JST). Air Force members can submit an official transcript from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) 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.

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 notarized 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.