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Transfer Credit for Military Education

The College of Lake County awards credit for military education and occupational training according to the recommendations of the American Council on Education as published in "The Guide to the Evaluation of Military Experiences in the Armed Services". To request transfer credit, students are required to complete the Request for Evaluation of Transcript Form and submit the appropriate credentials, as listed below, to the following:

The College of Lake County
Office of Student Records
19351 W. Washington Street
Grayslake, IL 60030
Phone: (847) 543-2061
Fax: (847) 543-3061

NOTE: When using VA Educational Benefits, you must submit all post-secondary transcripts and have them evaluated.


Students may also request a transcript from DSST (formerly DANTES-Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support) or USAFI (United States Armed Forces Institute-tests taken prior to July 1, 1974). Many tests taken under the auspices of DSST or USAFI carry American Council on Education credit recommendations recognized by the College. Official DSST transcripts can be ordered from

DSST test (formerly DANTES)/CLEP

These tests are offered through our Testing Center at the Grayslake and Lakeshore campuses. We also offer the tests at Great Lakes Naval Base for those that have access to the base. View more information on DSST testing at the College of Lake County.

Questions concerning the evaluation of educational experiences in the armed services should be directed to the College of Lake County Office of Student Records.

Physical Education Credit

Any student who is eligible for the G.I. Bill® or who has had given two years of active duty in the armed serves may be given two semesters hours of credit for physical education.