Consumer Information Guide 2016-2017

Credit for Prior Education and Training

Credit for prior education or training must be evaluated and reported to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) prior to the start of week 25 of enrollment.  The DVA may not always pay DVA education benefits after week 24 if the DVA records indicate the student has a large amount of transfer credits. 

Please ensure all prior education transcripts, and Joint Services Transcripts (JST) (Army, Navy, Marine), Coast Guard Institute transcripts, or DD-295, DD-214, are submitted for evaluation in a timely manner.  It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all transcripts are submitted to the University.  Academic credit earned for courses appearing on an official transcript from a regionally accredited, or candidate for accreditation, college or university will be evaluated according to University policies and accepted subject to the approval of the University Registrar Office. 

Transfer credits based on a different unit of credit than the one prescribed by Western International University are subject to conversion before being transferred.  Only the official transcript and course evaluations performed by the University Registrar Office are final. Any preliminary reviews by campus personnel are unofficial, not binding, and subject to change.