Experiences in the Armed Services


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Experiences in the Armed Services

The Maricopa Community Colleges may award credit for military experiences based on the ACE Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services. A student may receive up to 30 college credits if:

  • Training parallels a discipline area offered through the Maricopa Community Colleges, and
  • Credit meets a program requirement or is used as elective credit. For example, individuals who have successfully completed Basic Training, four (4) credit hours in Physical Education will be awarded as indicated in the ACE Guide and the Community College of the Air Force Catalog. Official documentation of military training is required.


Also consider taking a CLEP or DSST exam to get credit for prior learning in a variety of subjects. There is no charge for the first attempt for military service members at the Rio Salado College Testing Center at Luke Air Force Base, and only a proctoring fee at all other Rio Salado Testing Centers.

Please visit Rio Salado's Military Advisement page  for transcript evaluation request form and links for obtaining military transcripts.

For further information please email military@riosalado.edu or call 1-800-517-8590.