Military Equivalencies Database

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Ferris State University has over 1,500 military courses and occupations with established equivalencies to university courses. The current military equivalencies are listed as part of the Ferris Transfer Credit Equivalencies Database. Military course information is taken either from Joint Services Transcripts or Community College of the Air Force Transcripts.  Note: JST credit equivalencies are listed as ACE Army or ACE Sailor/Marine. 

Tips for Searching the Online Equivalency Database

  • The Transfer Credit Equivalencies Database has two lists of institutions. Look at the second list titled “Choose an Out of State/International Institution”. Find and select the appropriate branch of service, either ACE Army or ACE Sailor/Marine. Then press the submit button below the list.

    Choose an out of state or international institution then choose your branch and click
                                             submit

    Once you have done this you will be on the institution page. Here you will see a long drop-down list of military courses and occupations listed by JST ID. All items are listed with no dashes, so AR-0703-0014 is AR07030014. To avoid scrolling through all of the options, use your browser’s find option (usually at the found at the top of your screen or window in the “edit” menu). Occasionally, there will be extra characters at the end of the JST ID, so it is best to only search with the first six characters and then pick the appropriate course or occupation to see course equivalencies granted.

    If the course or occupations that you are searching for is not in the database, this means that an equivalency has not been established. If this is the case, a review can be undertaken to see what credit if credits are appropriate for the course.

  • The Transfer Credit Equivalencies Database has two lists of institutions. Look at the second list titled “Choose an Out of State/International Institution” and find “Community Coll-Air Force”. To avoid scrolling through all of the options, use your browser’s find option (usually at the found at the top of your screen or window in the “edit” menu). Once you have selected Community Coll-Air Force click the submit button below the list. 

    Second menu of Choose an out of state or international institution then choose your
                                          branch and click submit

    This will take you to a list where you will select and submit the subject code for the course you are searching. Upon submitting, you will taken to the subject equivalency list. When consulting the list, be sure to look for the course number of the course on your transcript. If the specific course that you are searching for is not listed, this means that an equivalency has not been established. If this is the case, a departmental review can be requested to see what credit equivalencies are appropriate for the course.