When you went through basic training and your MOS producing school, did you know you qualified for college credits? Physical training, first aid and rifle marksmanship — it all counts toward college credits through a program called Army American Council on Education Registry Transcript System.
AARTS is a transcript service that provides active, veteran, and retired Army, National Guard and Reserve members a copy of a transcript colleges evaluate for credit for military training that Soldiers have taken through their military careers.
Need a physical education class to get a degree? A college will evaluate an AARTS transcript and award applicable credit to military students based on going through basic training. The amount of credit given depends on the training a Soldier has had and how the school evaluates the credit.
Transcripts are available to all Soldiers and veterans with a Basic Active Service Date of Oct. 1, 1981 or later. Official transcripts can be requested through the online website at https://aartstranscript.army.mil. Requests are processed and mailed within two days to colleges, Army Education Centers, and employers. If you want a personal copy, it can be viewed on the website.
You could have college credits already completed. Get started and get your AARTS transcript sent to your school.
For more information, visit https://aartstranscript.army.mil.