Joint Service Transcript (JST)
To order your Joint Service Transcript (JST), click here. The JST is a computerized transcript system that produces official transcripts for eligible servicemembers upon request by combining military education and job experience with descriptions and college credit recommendations developed by the American Council on Education (ACE).
Servicemembers are eligible to automatically earn transferrable credit for the following training modules:
- Basic Combat Training = MSL 2290 ROTC Leadership Training (6 credits)
- Master Fitness Trainer = PE 4427 Personal Trainer Certification (3 credits)
Other training modules may be evaluated for college bearing credit using ISU's PLA policy below. Contact the Office of the Registrar for more information.
Prior Learning Assessment by Portfolio (PLA)
PLA is an avenue by which a student may be awarded undergraduate credit for work, volunteer, or lived experiences outside of the university curriculum. The program assists in the process for requesting academic credit through the portfolio method. In a portfolio, a student thoroughly describes and documents knowledge gained experientially and also demonstrates how knowledge gained outside the classroom is related to college-level learning.
The purpose of using the PLA process is to ensure veteran students can earn credit from their JST that will be the most degree applicable and major specific to their program.
If a student wishes to initiate the PLA process:
- Order your JST
- You will receive an email confirmation from the Military Education Benefits Chief once we receive it.
- Formally declare a major
- Contact the PLA Coordinator for your college
***Please be aware that once these credits are added to your record they become part of your academic history and cannot be removed or the module(s) reused for another course evaluation.