The Sailor-Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript (SMART) has been replaced by the Joint Service Transcript (JST) which is used by Army, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard personnel. The JST assists academic institutions in awarding credit for military occupational experience and training.
What is the JST?
The JST provides recommended college credit for military occupational experience and training. The recommendations are made by the American Council on Education (ACE), which publishes a reference entitled Guide to the Evaluation of Learning Experiences in the Armed Services, used by colleges and universities around the country.
By receiving credit for military experience, you may reduce your tuition expenses and complete your degree program more quickly. The JST is available for all active and reserve Sailors and Marines and Sailors who separated or retired on or after January 1, 1975 or Marines who separated or retired on or after January 1, 1990.
How do You Get a JST?
To receive your JST you can register via the JST website and have a transcript generated on-line. The official copy is sent directly to the college or university you designate. Academic institutions will not accept transcripts directly from the service member. There is no limit to the number of JSTs you request and they are free.
What is on the JST?
Do All Colleges & Universities Accept the Credit Recommendations on the JST?
Academic institutions establish their own policies on transfer credit. The amount of credit awarded will depend on your school's policy and your degree program. Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Navy (SOCNAV) and Marine Corps (SOCMAR) have agreed to accept military experiences for credit toward a degree.
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