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 Annmarie Paolucci at 978-739-5513, by email at, or feel free to stop by her office on the 2nd floor of the Berry building on our Danvers campus (DB-218) for assistance.


Complete this Form of Interest and we will contact you to discuss your options.

Remember to follow the steps on your Veterans Students Checklist

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 Educational Experience

Step 1: Order your military transcript by visiting Joint Services Transcript website

Step 2: Present Military Transcript and/or other documentation to:

Annmarie Paolucci
Center for Alternative Studies & Educational Testing
DB-213 North Shore Community College
1 Ferncroft Road
Danvers, MA 01923
Phone: 978-739-5513

Step 3: Meet with a CAS Advisor to explore How Military Educational Experience May Be Evaluated for Academic Credit


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