Military Transfer Credits
Military Transfer Policy
Veterans, upon admission, may be granted academic credit for formal military schools attended including a passing score of DANTES CLEP/DSST exam.
A student’s military service documents are examined by utilizing the American Council of Education (ACE) guides. A copy of the student's military transcript or Discharge (Form DD-214) is required for the evaluation.
The University has determined that Basic Training does substitute for Performance and Participation course work in General Education. The Veteran Education Transfer System (VETS) can be used by military students to determine how a military course would count at any university. Information on VETS is available here.
DSST Dantes Exam
Minnesota State University, Mankato recognizes the DSST (Dantes) examination. The exams were originally designed for the military as a way to provide individuals an opportunity to obtain college-level credit for content they learned through nontraditional means. Now available for civilian use, the DSST Test Control Officer (TCO) administers the exams on more than 560 military installations and official DSST test centers. The main users of the exams include adult education programs, U.S. Department of Defense, and colleges and universities.
Minnesota State policy requires students receive a minimum score on the examinations to qualify for possible awarding of credit and advanced placement, which is determined by the appropriate academic department on campus. If Minnesota State Mankato does not have an equivalent course, free elective credit may be awarded. Credit earned through DSST may not be used to satisfy residence-credit requirements for graduation.
You can find more information on DSST exams and the location of testing centers at www.getcollegecredit.com
Please contact the Office of the Registrar at 507-389-6266 or 1-800-722-0544 for more information on credit awarded for DSST tests.
|DSST Examination||Accepted Score||Equivalent Minnesota State Mankato Course||Credit Hours||MnTC Goal|
|Fundamentals of College Algebra||400||MATH 112||4||4|
|Principles of Statistics||400||STAT 154||3||4|
|Art of the Western World||48||ART 160||3||6 & 8|
|Intro to the Modern Middle East||44||HIST Elective||3||5 & 8|
|Human/Cultural Geography||48||GEOG 103||3||5 & 8|
|Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union||45||HIST Elective||3|
|A History of the Vietnam War||49||HIST Elective||3||5|
|Civil War and Reconstruction||47||HIST Elective||3||5|
|Foundations of Education||46||KSP Elective||3|
|Lifespan Developmental Psychology||46||KSP or PSYC Elective||3||5|
|General Anthropology||47||ANTH Elective||3||5 & 8|
|Substance Abuse||400||HLTH Elective||3|
|Intro to Law Enforcement||45||LAWE 131||3|
|Criminal Justice||400||CORR Elective||3|
|Fundamentals of Counseling||45||CSP Elective||3|
|Principles of Financial Accounting||49||ACCT Elective||3|
|Human Resource Management||46||MGMT Elective||3|
|Organizational Behavior||48||MGMT Elective||3|
|Principles of Supervision||46||MGMT Elective||3|
|Business Law II||52||BLAW Elective||3|
|Intro to Computing||400||IT Elective||3||13|
|Intro to Business||400||MGMT Elective||3|
|Money and Banking||48||FINA Elective||3|
|Personal Finance||46||FINA Elective||3|
|Management Information Systems||400||MGMT 200||3|
|Business Mathematics||48||MATH Elective||3|
|Astronomy||48||AST Elective||3||3 (no lab)|
|Here's to Your Health||400||HLTH elective||3|
|Environment and Humanity||46||ENVR Elective||3||8 & 10|
|Principles of Physical Science I||47||PHYS Elective||3||3 (no lab)|
|Physical Geology||46||GEOL 121||3||3 (no lab) 10|
|Technical Writing||46||ENG Elective||3||Writing Intensive|
|Ethics in America||400||PHIL Elective||3||6 & 9|
|Intro to World Religions||400||HUM Elective||3||6 & 8|
|Principles of Public Speaking||47||CMST 102||3||1B|
|Business Ethics and Society||400||PHIL Elective||3||6 & 9|
|Western Europe: Since 1945||45||HIST Elective||3||5 & 8|