Prior Credit Evaluation

As a service member, you may be eligible to receive credit for prior college-level learning, and military training and experience.  The portion of a student’s transfer credit, which, when applied to the student’s specific degree program, shortens that program.

  • Prior Credit is defined by the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) as the amount of credit allowed for previous education, training and experience; including military training and experience.
  • Both the law and the regulations require schools to grant appropriate credit for prior training and experience.  The current procedure provides for termination of benefits if the school does not furnish an evaluation of prior credit within 2 terms (38 U.S.C. 3675(b)(2) and 3676(c)(4), and §21.4253(d)(3) and 21.4254(c)(4)). 

For questions regarding prior credit evaluation, contact James Beel at or 901-475-3147.