Six semester units of general elective credit toward an Associate degree will be awarded for a minimum of one year of active honorable service. In the first semester of attendance, veterans who are collecting V.A. educational benefits must submit their DD-214 or other military service record to the Veterans Office to be evaluated for these credits. Other veterans who are not collecting V.A. educational benefits, will be evaluated by the Office of Admissions and Records.

Veterans may receive credit for work completed successfully in military service schools, beyond basic training, not to exceed 30 semester units. Military service credit will be evaluated only upon completion of 12 units in residence at Saddleback College or Irvine Valley College and application for an evaluation of an associate degree, CSU and/or IGETC certification or certificate. Military credit evaluation can be completed through Veterans Education and Transition Services at  Saddleback College.

Saddleback College Catalog 2022-2023 (Credit for Prior Learning - Military Credit)

For more information on Military Service Credit please make an appointment with a Saddleback College Veterans Counselor by calling the VETS Center at (949) 582-4252.