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Earn college credit for your service

Your military career counts at Cabrillo

Use Your Joint Service Transcripts

Coming Soon! You'll be able to work with an Academic Counselor to see where your military training fits into your Education Plan

You can earn Credit for Prior Learning using your Joint Service Transcript (JST) as recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE) Directory and approved by Cabrillo faculty of the appropriate discipline. Credit course equivalency for Credit for Prior Learning shall be determined by the faculty of the appropriate discipline. You are encouraged to meet with an Academic Counselor at the Veterans' Information Center prior to initiating the formal process to learn more about the requirements.


ProTip: It is the student’s responsibility to initiate the Joint Services Assessment Process.

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DD214 and Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT)

Available Now! Cabrillo will accept your DD214 for credit toward Cabrillo’s non‐transferable AA /AS degrees AND for our transferable CSU AA degree, limits apply:

  • 3 units for Area E, Lifelong Learning and Self Development

  • If students are using DD214 for CSU, they must have their general education fully certified before transfer.

Good News: The DD214 does not have to be “official”. Admissions & Records will make a copy of your documentation for Academic Counseling to upload to your file. Unofficial is sufficient documentation to apply this credit toward the degree petition and for GE certification.

---Approved by Academic Council 4/18/2011

Utilizing the American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations as described below, three lower division semester hours for language shall equate to three semester units (or their quarter equivalent) in CSU GE Breadth Subarea C2. When assigning academic credit using the DLPT, campus articulation officers and credit transfer evaluators should refer to the ACE National Guide to College Credit for Workforce Training. This ACE online guide organizes foreign language test scores and credit recommendations by language, version of test and modality of language. The Guide then provides lower and upper division credit recommendations based on the DLPT test score in the following modalities: listening, reading, and oral. Campuses may continue to award additional GE and/or major course credit as they have done in the past. An internal CSU guide for reviewing the DLPT is posted on the CSU Veterans Affairs SharePoint site – log into CSU.

The following documents may be accepted to award DLPT GE or course credit:

  • Official Defense Language Institute Foreign Language (DLIFLC) Transcripts

  • Official Joint Services Transcripts (JST)

  • Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) DLPT Examinee Results

  • DA Form 330 Language Proficiency Questionnaire

If there are any questions about DLPT test documents or ACE’s National Guide to College Credit for Workforce Training as it applies to the DPLT, please contact Dr. Patrick O’Rourke, Director of Active Duty and Veterans Affairs at or (562) 951‐4130.

Coded Memo ASA‐2018‐06 Sent from Alison Wrynn – 4‐11‐2018