Credit for Military Experience


SJR State will award credit for Defense Activity of NonTraditional Education Support Examinations (DANTES/DSST) and Excelsior based on the ACC course equivalent recommendations only. Credit will be awarded only if the credit satisfies specific course requirements in the student’s selected degree program and is subject to approval by the appropriate vice president. (DANTES/ DSST was formerly USAFI and Excelsior was formerly Regents or PEP.) Students are responsible for making test arrangements, bearing the cost of testing, and having test scores sent to SJR State. A six month interval is required for retaking an exam.

Students must complete a Credit By Exam Form (PDF) to be considered for credit toward the degree you are seeking. Once credit has been awarded, it will become part of the student’s permanent academic record with St. Johns River State College and cannot be changed. Copies of official test scores are required with the Credit By Exam Form (PDF) before credit is given.

Credit-by-exam may not duplicate credit previously earned through examination or through postsecondary courses in which a grade of “C” or higher has been earned. No grades or quality points will be assigned.


In addition to that mandated by Florida Statute 1007.27, credit may be granted for military education that has been evaluated and recommended as appropriate for postsecondary credit by the American Council on Education’s Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services. After enrollment at SJR State, a student may request such credit by providing appropriate documentation to the academic department giving credit. Credit will be considered for transfer only if the credit satisfies specific course requirements in the student’s selected degree program. If a student wishes to change his/her program, he/she is responsible for requesting in writing that the transfer credits be re-evaluated.