Military Students

VCU recognizes and values the experience of our students who have served — and are serving now — in the U.S. military. 

VCU formally evaluates military training and experience listed on the Joint Services Transcript (JST) and/or Air University/Community College of the Air Force transcript when an admitted or enrolled student submits the official document. Once evaluated, the transferable training and experiences are listed in the Course Equivalency Table under Alabama (AL) for the U.S. Air Force and under District of Columbia (DC) for the U.S. Army, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Navy. Training and experience that are typically considered transferable to VCU include Physical Conditioning or Fitness, Leadership, Communication, Military Science, Intelligence Analysis, Supervision, and electrical engineering-related work, as well as other experiences that can be attributed to one of VCU’s subject areas

Beginning in Fall 2021, VCU will provide students who are former or current military with credit based on their years of military service, in addition to the formal training provided by the branches of the military. Service members are awarded one to six credits of Military Science (MILS) elective courses. The amount of credit awarded to each student is directly tied to the number of years of service at the time the student enrolls in VCU.

Years of ServiceCourseCreditsTotal Credits
1 MILS 2XX 1 1
2 MILS 2XX 2 2
3 MILS 2XX 3 3
4 MILS 2XX 3 4
5 MILS 2XX 3 5
6 MILS 2XX 3 6


Ready to transfer?

Visit VCU's transfer admissions page for a detailed list of transfer information, including deadlines and requirements.