Evaluations and Transfer Credit
Angelo State University strives to provide military students credit for the education and training that they have received. The rules below summarize the policies that ASU has in place regarding transfer of educational and military training credits.
- Credit from Other Colleges or Universities
- Air University Associate-to-Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC) Program
- Credit for Military Training
- Credit for Language Training
- CLEP and DANTES Credits
ASU accepts transfer credits from regionally accredited colleges and universities. Grades from all transferable courses will be used for admission purposes, but will not be calculated into a student’s cumulative GPA at ASU. Only transfer grades of C or above can potentially be used toward an ASU degree plan. Developmental, technical and vocational courses are non-transferable and are not calculated for admission purposes.
Associate degrees do not transfer to ASU, only the transferable credit hours. A maximum of 66 hours from accredited two-year colleges may be used toward ASU degree plans. (AU-ABC programs are an exception. See below.)
For more information on transferring credit from other colleges and universities, please visit the Transfer Students website.
ASU offers three bachelor’s degree programs as part of the AU-ABC program. The AU-ABC initiative establishes partnerships between the Air Force and accredited civilian higher education institutions to offer baccalaureate degree opportunities via distance learning. AU-ABC links airmen who have completed associate degrees to “military friendly” baccalaureate programs. AU-ABC programs maximize military education and training by allowing CCAF graduates to apply all CCAF credits to their bachelor’s degree. CCAF graduates earn bachelor’s degrees after completing only 60 semester hours beyond their associate degree.
The degrees offered as part of the AU-ABC program are:
- Bachelor of Border Security
- Bachelor of Cultural Competence and Security Studies
- Bachelor of Cultural Fluency and Security Studies
For more information on the AU-ABC degree programs offered at ASU and how to apply, please visit the Center for Security Studies website.
Credit for basic military training is awarded based on a copy of the student’s Discharge from Active Duty (DD214 form), Community College of the Air Force transcript or American Council of Education (ACE) transcript.
The university will award credit for language training if the credit appears on a transcript from an accredited institution, or if the student presents an official transcript from the Defense Language Institute. The amount of college credit awarded is based on the number of semester credit hours posted on the official college transcript or, in the case of a DLI transcript, on the number of semester credit hours recommended by the American Council of Education (ACE). Credit can also be awarded through CLEP/DSST testing (see below).
Like other students, military personnel may be awarded placement credit through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Military personnel may also be awarded credit for work completed through the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) Subject Standardized Tests (DSST). ASU awards credit for acceptable CLEP scores posted on DANTES transcripts. For more information on the CLEP and DSST tests that ASU accepts, please visit the Registrar’s Office website.