VALOR Act Academic Credit Evaluation Policy

North Shore Community College proudly supports its comprehensive VALOR Act Academic Credit Evaluation Policy for our veteran and active-duty military students. We recognize the value of the many foundational training and leadership learning experiences provided by the United States Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. Veteran and active-duty students may be eligible to receive academic credit for these experiences through the Center for Alternative Studies and Educational Testing.

Please contact the Center for Alternative Studies (CAS) at 978-739-5432, or by email at

Remember to follow the steps on your Veterans Students Checklist and contact Annmarie Paolucci, Veterans Services Coordinator at 978-762-4187 (Phone / VM / Text), or by email at

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Credit for Prior Learning by Examination

By passing certain examinations you may get credit for North Shore Community College Courses. To explore options such as DANTES/DSST and CLEP, please visit Credit by Examination.

Credit for Military Experience and Education

Step 1:

Order your official military transcript by visiting the Joint Services Transcript website for the Army, Navy, Marines & Coast Guard

If you can not access the JST website due to an error message, please watch this video.

Air Force Transcripts must be requested through the Community College of the Air Force.  Members of other services who have completed a CCAF credit course, transcripts must be requested through CCAF.
If you can not make an account on the CCAF website, you can order your transcript through Credentials for a small fee.
Step 2:


Explore How your Military Experience and Education May Be Evaluated for Academic Credit


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