U.S. Navy: College credit for Navy service

Obtaining College credit for Navy service

Effective date: 8 May 2003

The Sailor/Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript (SMART) is a document that will assist Navy and Marine Corps personnel in obtaining college credit for their military experience. SMART documents your military training and occupational experience for which the American Council on Education (ACE) has recommended college credit, and is an academically-accepted record that is validated by ACE.

SMART will eventually replace the DD295, the Application for Evaluation of Learning Experiences during Military Service, which is the form currently submitted to colleges by Sailors and Marines to verify their military experiences. The DD295 may still be necessary to document some training and experience that is not contained in and cannot be added to current personnel and training databases.

Complete, detailed information is available at the Navy College Program web site.

Reviewed: 15 September 2009