JSTs are considered a non-traditional source, and will be evaluated under the policy on Nontraditional Credit.
How Credit from a Joint Service Transcript is Applied to Degree Programs at UNLV.
Up to 4 credits in physical education if the student has completed basic training. For most degree programs this credit will be applied as electives, unless PEX credit is required for the degree, then this credit would be applied towards that specific degree requirement.
You should consult with your college Advising Center to determine which transfer credits and course substitutions are applicable to you.
Your Academic Advisor will work with the department Chair/Dean for credit approval and/or having the credit applied to the student’s record.
If the department Chair/Dean approves credit towards a degree requirement, the Registrar’s Office will post this to the student’s record and it will appear on their Academic Advisement Report in MyUNLV.
American Council on Education and Credit Recommendation on Joint Service Transcripts
To evaluate Joint Service Transcripts, UNLV uses the recommendations from the American Council on Education (ACE) listed on a student’s JST and consults Faculty/Deans/Department Chair on the acceptance of military credit. Further information can be found in ACE's Military Guide.
Examples of Accepted Military Credit from Joint Service Transcripts
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SB 457 and Transferability between Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Institutions
According SB 457, as of July 1, 2017 all NSHE institutions are required to evaluate all military transcripts and determine if military experience is applicable to the student’s desired degree plan. Acceptance of military credit will be determined throughout the evaluation process with the academic faculty, academic advising, and admissions and records.
"Pursuant to Nevada Revised Statutes 396.568, an NSHE institution shall not require a student to repeat a course on transfer to a university or state college if an equivalent course was taken or successfully completed at any NSHE institution, except for programs that have defined a time limit for completion."
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