Military Transfer Credit Procedure

Northwest Nazarene University may grant credit for military course completion after review of each applicant's military service experience. The American Council on Education's (ACE) "Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services" will be used to evaluate military experience. Military credits are awarded on a "pass" (no letter grade) basis. Northwest Nazarene University does not limit the number of credits which can be obtained through military service experience, as long as they are all degree applicable.

Joint Services Transcript (JST)

JST is the Joint Services Transcript that replaces the Coast Guard Institute Transcript, the Army ACE Registry Transcript (AARTS) and the Sailor/Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript (SMART). JST is an academically accepted document approved by the American Council on Education (ACE) to validate a service member's military occupational experience and training along with the corresponding ACE college credit recommendations.

To access or request a copy of your Joint Service Transcript, please visit

Send a copy of your JST to for evaluation. Please contact 208-467-8508 for any questions.