You learned a lot while serving your country.
Why not get credit for it?


At Dallas College, you can use your military training towards college degrees and professional certifications. That would place you on a fast track to completing a degree or a job-training program, preparing you for your next career.

The program is called College Credit for Heroes and it was created by the Texas Workforce Commission to maximize college credit awarded to military service members and veterans (like you) for their military experience. The program’s goal is to eliminate obstacles in your pursuit to attain licensing, certification, accreditation and degree awards so that you can transition more quickly from college to the workforce.

Get credit for your training, complete your academic goals in less time and spend less money.


How It Works

  1. Apply for Admission
  2. See what military courses may transfer.
  3. Register for Credit Classes
  4. Submit official transcripts of your military training: Joint Services Transcript (JST) or Community College of the Air Force Transcript (CCAF). Visit our Requesting Military Records and Transcripts webpage.
  5. Dallas College will evaluate your military training and award appropriate academic credit. (Note: Not all military training will receive recommendations for academic credit. Also, academic credit may not be applicable towards your selected Dallas College degree plan.)
  6. Inform your Student Success Coach that your military training is being evaluated. Once evaluation is complete, you can determine the best academic pathway to meet your objectives, without having to repeat any course work.

Why Dallas College?

Dallas College has decades of experience assisting active duty, veteran and military-connected students achieve their higher education goals. Many of the Dallas College staff served in the military themselves and understand the challenges veterans face in adapting to college and the civilian workforce.

Dallas College and its campuses are multiple-time recipients of Military Friendly designations.

Why Dallas?

Dallas has a great deal of support for veterans and their families, with many former service members calling the area home. Many veterans take advantage of the booming economy in Dallas to pursue new career goals, including owning their own business. In Texas, veterans benefit from the state’s College Credit for Heroes Program and Hazlewood Act education benefits.



Still deciding what college to attend (or what to study)? We are currently surveying veterans and military service members to determine how they choose an educational institution and a program of study. We'd love to hear your thoughts!


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