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 (We are currently working remotely, no on campus appointments).

Remember to follow the steps on your Veterans Students Checklist and contact Kristine Babcock, Veterans Services Coordinator.

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.

Step 2:

Please Complete this Form.

Step 3:

Please send all other documentation (ss#'s should be blacked out) 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   Text:   781-653-5474
(M-W & F 9-5 / Thur 11-7)

Step 4:

Want to schedule a Zoom Appointment?

(You will see JST/PLA/Veteran on your calendar.  If you do not see a time that works for you, please email Annmarie)

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

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