If you are a veteran, reservist, or currently enlisted servicemember
of the Army or Army National Guard, and are planning on attending
college now or upon separation, the Army/American Council
on Education Registry Transcript System (AARTS) is available
to help you receive college credits for the military training
and coursework you completed during active duty.
For more than a half century, the Military Evaluations program
of ACE has been evaluating formal military courses and occupations
in terms of their equivalent academic credit. The results
of these evaluations are published every two years in The
Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the
Armed Services, the standard reference tool used by colleges
and universities for awarding college credits for military
AARTS transcripts offer a consolidated record of the servicememberís
experiences, from courses, to examinations, to military occupations.
The transcripting process is fully automated, combining course
and occupation evaluations with college credit recommendation
from the Guide with data from official military service training
and personnel records.
Servicemembers are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity
to receive college credits for their completed military training,
and all of it is free of charge. Before you separate from
the Army, you should request an AARTS transcript containing
your military educational experiences.
AARTS Eligibility and Transcripts
Regular Army: You are or have been enlisted with the Regular Army.
AARTS is currently available to Army personnel only. You are
eligible for an AARTS transcript if you meet any of the following
Army National Guard (to include AGR members of the Army National Guard): You are or have been enlisted with the
Army National Guard.
US Army Reserve (to include AGR members of the Army Reserve): You are or have been enlisted with the Army Reserve.
You are an officer/warrant officer with prior enlisted service that meets any of the above criteria. (Please note:
only your enlisted training and experience will be included on your AARTS transcript. This policy is subject to change
pending the addition of officer and warrant officer information.)
AARTS transcripts may be ordered for personal use or as an official
copy to be sent directly to the college or university of your
choice. Completed transcript requests are processed promptly,
usually within 48 hours of receipt.
A completed Request Form DA5454R must be submitted to the
AARTS Operations Center either by postal mail:
AARTS Operations Center
298 Grant Avenue
Ft. Leavenworth, KS 66027-1254
(913) 684-9499 or DSN 552-9499
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