Transferring Military Credits

How To Transfer Military Training to College Credits

Grand Canyon University (GCU) recommends all military students have a pre-evaluation of previous college and military experience to assist in determining if GCU is the right fit for their education goals. At GCU, our goal is to help make transferring military credits to a college degree as easy as possible.

As a military student, you may have earned college credits through military training and experience that can be evaluated by the Office of Academic Records. A military university counselor can help you determine how to transfer military training to college credits so that you can maximize your experience. They can also assist you in obtaining unofficial copies of college transcripts from all previous schools and universities as well as military service transcripts.

Check out our list of frequently asked questions to learn more about your opportunities at GCU.

Military FAQs

Military Training

As a military student, you may transfer up to 30 credits from military training,1 which can be evaluated from the following military service transcripts: 

All credits evaluated must meet the requirements of the degree and satisfy specific course requirements in order to be transferred toward the degree program.

Military Forms

Use the form below to apply to use your military credits here at GCU. Work with your military university counselor to ensure your paperwork is complete.

Air University


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Earning a bachelor's degree can give you the opportunity to develop and refine your leadership skills. Air University offers an Associate-to-Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC), giving airmen the opportunity to earn a four-year degree through distance learning.

Military-Friendly Services

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GCU is proud to serve military members, veterans and their dependents as a military-friendly university. We offer flexible online and evening degree programs, military university counselors dedicated to helping you use your benefits, a Veterans Affairs Office and more. Explore the benefits of attending GCU.

Transfer Center


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The GCU Transfer Center offers a variety of resources to help you prepare to transfer credits to GCU. As a military member, you may be able to transfer up to 60 credits from military training (up to 30 military credits,1 plus 30 alternative transfer credits), in addition to approved certificates and national exams.

The appearance of U.S Department of Defense (DOD) or Military-themed visual information does not imply or constitute DOD endorsement.

1 Applies to certain programs.