Transfer of Credit Policy

Transfer of Credit Policy – Military Students

Martinsburg College provides a comprehensive review to evaluate and award credit for learning acquired through specialized military and civilian training and occupational experiences when applicable to a service member’s program of study. We make every effort to provide our students with the maximum amount of credit for their previous education and training while adhering to the standards of good practice set forth by our accrediting agency. Military students may submit Joint Services Transcripts, Coast Guard College, and/or Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) transcripts for evaluation. Martinsburg College recognizes and awards credit recommended for military experiences in the American Council on Education (ACE) Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services as applicable for the service member’s program. In addition to an institutional setting and courses/training offered by the military, other such programs recognized by the American Council on Education’s Center for Adult Learning and Education Credentials program will be considered for transfer credit. Credits may also be earned through examinations including the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) Subject Standardized Testing (DSST), the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces (ALEKS), and Excelsior College Exams. In addition, Martinsburg College awards credit for widely accepted industry certifications that relate to a student’s program of study.

A maximum of three-fourths of the credits required may be awarded for transfer credit or a combination of transfer credit or equivalent credit (including challenge/test-out credits) into an associate’s degree program. As per accrediting agency requirements, the maximum amount of credit awarded for equivalent learning (including challenge/test out credits) may not exceed one-fourth of the credits required for a degree.

Martinsburg College provides a no-fee credit evaluation review prior to enrollment. Students may submit unofficial transcripts for the review but actual credit can only be awarded upon receipt of official transcripts. Tuition fees will be adjusted based on the amount of credits transferred into the program.

For more information, please contact Martinsburg College’s admissions department.