We welcome applicants who have served in the armed forces. Special admissions policies may apply with respect to the evaluation of military transcripts, since credits earned may not have been completed at regionally accredited institutions.
Transcript Evaluation Policy
The following institutions are regionally accredited and coursework is accepted:
- U.S. Air Force and Community College of the Air Force
- U.S. Coast Guard Academy
- U.S. Military Academy
- U.S. Naval Academy
Other military coursework (e.g., Basic Training, classes taken during regular service) will not be directly accepted. Other military coursework must first be submitted to a regionally accredited institution in the form of an official military transcript (Joint Services Transcript - JST). This accredited institution must award credit as graded or non-graded coursework. Northwestern University will not provide this service. The official transcript from the regionally accredited institution should be sent to CASPA as part of your formal application.
- Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services
- U.S. Air Force - CCAF
- U.S. Army - JST/AARTS
- U.S. Coast Guard - JST
- U.S. Navy and Marines - JST/SMART