Military Credit Evaluation

Purpose
Jones County Junior College recognizes military training as having valuable educational content and posts credit on the Jones transcript as hours awarded toward a degree.
The purpose of this policy is to ensure that the assessment and transcription of credit for military training and experience is consistent with the established standards for credit evaluation and award based on standards such as the American Council on Education (ACE) Guide.

Policy

  1. As an accredited institution and a member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Jones County Junior College is the final authority for assessing and transcribing credit for military training and experience. Jones County Junior College's established policy for the assessment and transcription of credit for military training and experience supersedes ACE credit recommendations and those of any other organization.
  2. Award of credit for military training and experience is based upon official documentation.

Acceptable documents for assessment of military training and experience are:
Official transcripts for programs of study issued by the United States Armed Forces Institute (USAFI), Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES), Army Command and General Staff College, Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript (AARTS), and Sailor/Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript (SMART) System. NOTE: The Community College of the Air Force is a SACS accredited school and therefore is treated as college transfer work. It is the student's responsibility to obtain all records.

  1. Documentation becomes part of the student's academic record and becomes the property of Jones Junior College. All documentation will be submitted to and evaluated by the Registrar's Office
  2. The Registrar's Office will determine credit as being vocational, technical, or academic in nature as well as the number of credit hours awarded to the student. If a student plans on using credit toward the technical degree (Associate of Applied Science) or the vocational certificate the student's primary instructor must complete any appropriate course substitution forms.
  3. Credit will not be placed on the student's transcript until the student has completed 12 semester hours. It is the student's responsibility to submit their records after the 12 hours has been completed.

NOTE: Students will receive credit for HPR 1213 Personal and Community Health for completion of Basic Training/Boot Camp. Students should not enroll in college classes for which they may receive military credit as credit will only be granted once.