8.2.4 - Military Credit

Last updated on May 30, 2023

POLICY: Per Illinois Public Act 100-0195, students who are veterans or service members are eligible to receive academic credit for military training/education programs. Credit is awarded based on American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations and appropriate application to the student's program of study.


This policy applies to all Spoon River College students who are eligible veterans or service members.


  1. Required Source Document: The following source documents are recognized for the evaluation of credit:
    1. Joint Services Transcript (JST)
    2. Community College of the Air Force transcript
    3. DD-214
  2. Standard Examination Programs: Credit may also be awarded for the following standardized examination programs:
    1. DSST Exams (DANTES Subject Standardized Tests)
    2. CLEP (College-Level Examination Program)
  3. Minimum Exam Scores: A minimum score of 50 is required on all CLEP exams except for certain foreign language exams. A minimum score of B-Grade equivalent is required for all DANTES exams. The CLEP and DANTES transcripts must be sent directly to the Office of the Registrar.
  4. Credit for Physical Education: Students who have completed a minimum of six months of active duty and have been honorably discharged will receive four (4) hours of credit for physical education.
  5. Reduction of Credit: Credit granted under this policy may be reduced if it duplicates previously earned college credits which SRC has accepted for transfer. Applications for credit for military service may be made through the Office of the Registrar.