Credit for Military Service Schools

College of the Desert awards elective college credit for certain military training, experiences, and coursework. This credit is based on recommendations from the “American Council of Education: Guide to Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Forces.”

Credit will be granted for those training courses substantially similar to coursework offered by College of the Desert. Usually credit earned is not transferable but may be applicable to some of the occupational degrees available at College of the Desert.

Veterans must have completed 12 units at College of the Desert (unless presently receiving V.A. benefits) before requesting the military credit evaluation.

Students must request the official copy of their JST (Joint Services Transcript for Coast Guard, Marine Corps or Navy) or CCAF (Air Force) transcripts.  If these are not available, then their DD-214 form will be used for credit evaluations. Please contact COD Veterans Resource Center for information regarding this process at 760.773.2536.