Effective 11 January (2004), Points for certain Civilian Certifications
are also allowed. See Related Article.
civilian education will be granted as follows:
school/college: One and one half points for each semester hour earned.
completion (10 points). Award 10 additional promotion points to any
soldier who completes a degree while on active duty. If recommended
for SSG, the soldier must have completed the degree while in the grade
of SGT. No promotion points are awarded for the completion of high
school or GED.
is to award one and one-half promotion point for each semester hour
successfully earned through attendance at a recognized regionally or
nationally accredited college or university, regardless of the basis.
Accreditation status is published in Directory of Postsecondary Institutions,
Volume I and II published annually for the Council on Postsecondary
Accreditation by the American Council on Education. Schools listed
are accredited by regional, national, and specialized accrediting bodies.
The publication is available at local education centers.
the purpose of awarding promotion points, one and one-half quarter
hour is equal to one and one half promotion points. No distinction
is made between correspondence, extension, or resident courses.
broken down by course and in the English language (student copies
are acceptable) will be used to determine the number of hours earned.
If transcript is in another language, transcript must be translated
into English by an accredited institution listed in the ACE guide.
Grade slips or reports may be used in place of transcripts providing
the required information (number of hours, [semester or quarter],
the school, and address) is on the slip/report and the slip or report
is machine generated by the issuing institution. Credits listed on
more than one transcript will be counted only once.
Level Entrance Program (CLEP) general and subject examinations, Defense
Activity for Nontraditional Education Support (DANTES), and American
College Test (ACT) proficiency exams can be used for award of promotion
points. A soldier who satisfactorily completes all five parts of
the CLEP general examination (equivalent to 1 year in college or
30 semester hours) will be awarded 45 promotion points or will be
considered to have earned the equivalent of 6 semester hours for
each of the five parts satisfactorily completed. Soldiers who satisfactorily
complete CLEP subject examinations, DANTES SSTs, or ACT proficiency
exams will be awarded points based on the number of semester hours
recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE). Local Education
Center will assist in determining the appropriate number of semester
hours. Duplicate credit will not be awarded in any area. Local education
centers will assist in resolving questions.
points for military or civilian training or experience will only
be awarded when accepted by a regionally accredited college or university
(shown on transcript). American or Army Council on Education Registry
Transcript System (AARTS) transcripts may not be used to determine
promotion points in this case since they reflect ACE credit recommendations
only. Education Centers may assist in the evaluations of college
or trade school transcripts (for example, converting quarter, tri-semester
hours, into semester hours). Continuing education units will not
be used in computing promotion points.
points will be awarded for business or trade school and commercial
correspondence courses from accredited schools. Accreditation will
be determined as outlined in b(2) above. Completion certificates may
be used in place of transcripts providing the number of course hours
are listed. The following method will be used to equate business, trade
school, and commercial correspondence course hours to semester hours
for the purpose of determining the number of promotion points to be
the number of classroom hours or clock hours for which the individual
the number of classroom hours or clock-hours by the number 16.
result is the number of promotion points to be awarded. When the
total on a transcript results in a fraction, the number of hours
will be rounded down.
following criteria for military training converted to civilian education.
When there is more than one transcript from the same institution, use
the most current one. If more than one institution has awarded credit,
use the transcript awarding the most credits for military and or civilian
training or experience. When one institution accepts military training
converted to civilian education by another institution, promotion points
based on such education will be awarded once. For example, if Central
Texas College (CTC) transcript awards credit for courses taken at Montana
State University (MSU), either the military training credits from CTC
or MSU will be counted, but not both.
having college credits from foreign colleges or universities will be
awarded promotion points according to b above provided their credentials
have been evaluated (evaluation must be a course-by-course breakdown)
and accepted by one of the following:
State university or recognized university or college listed in the
Accredited Institution of Post-secondary Education published by the
Education Research Foundation, P.O. Box 66940, Los Angeles, California,
Education Services, Inc., Old Chelsea Station, P.O. Box 745, New
York, New York, 10011.
Consultants, Inc., of Delaware, 107 Barksdale Professional Center,
Newark, Delaware, 19711.
Credentials Evaluation, Inc., P.O. Box 17499, Milwaukee, Wisconsin,
Records Evaluation Service, Senator Hotel Office Building, 1121 L
Street, Suite 1000, Sacramento California, 95814.
Engineers/Education Specialist, International Transcript Evaluation
Division, P.O. Box 19576, Hous-ton, Texas 772249576.
for Educational Documentation, P.O. Box 326, Boston, Massachusetts
Evaluators International, Inc., P.O. Box 5397, Los Amitos, California
90721. f. The officer in charge (OIC), promotions branch may, at
any time, require the soldier to obtain additional information when
the validity or legibility of a transcript or form is in question.
g. The following courses will not be authorized promotion points:
Basic Skills Education Program (BSEP), Ad-vanced Skills Education
Program (ASEP), English as a Second Language (ESL), GT Improvement.
points for civilian education, the PSB will total the semester hours
from all civilian education source documents, then multiply by 1.5
to get the points awarded.