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Military Transfer

The Council works with the state universities and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System to improve the transfer process for military students.

Kentucky military student services

Hundreds of members of the military (active and retired) and their families utilize the GI Bill to attend Kentucky’s colleges each year. However, the transition from service to postsecondary education can be difficult and military students must navigate many unique challenges.

How the Council helps military student services

Kentucky’s colleges and universities are working together to simplify the transition process, improve state and institutional supports, lower costs, and increase transparency when it comes to how military experience transfer is credited.

The Council is working with Kentucky’s public institutions to improve the credit for prior learning evaluation process. In compliance with Kentucky’s Guiding Principles for Military Credit transferability will be based, in part, on the A.C.E. Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services.

To see more about how Kentucky’s postsecondary education system is working to support military students and their families, visit the Military Student Online Resource page.

Only what students need, only when students need it

Making sure soldiers don’t waste time or money is a key concern. These students are often working to support families while attending college. In addition, benefits cover a maximum of 36 cumulative months in college, which could be an issue for students attending part-time. Providing clear transfer pathways for military training will allow veteran students to make better decisions when it comes to selecting degrees and credentials that meet both their career needs and their prior experience.


Learn more about Kentucky's education goals by viewing Stronger By Degrees, the Council's strategic agenda for postsecondary and adult education.

Last Updated 10/11/2018