Academic credit for military service is granted for Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) and Service Schools in accordance with the American Council on Education guidebook. Veterans interested in claiming academic credit through this program should check with the Assistant Director of Admissions and Records and active duty military should contact the Executive Director of the Leavenworth Center.

Military service credits are evaluated after satisfactory completion of one semester or six (6) credit hours at KCKCC.

Applicants wanting military service credit must be approved by the Assistant Director of Admissions and Records or the Executive Director of the Leavenworth Center and be currently enrolled in classes at KCKCC.

Academic credit is posted on transcripts according to the American Council on Education guidebook. It is used as elective credit hours toward graduation. The notation on the transcript reads: Credit granted for military service. A CR grade is recorded on the transcript.

Students can accumulate a maximum of 15 credit hours for military service credit.

For posting to the KCKCC transcript, the student:

Must pay a $25 fee;

Must have completed a minimum of 6 credit hours at KCKCC; and

Must be currently enrolled and satisfactorily complete the semester of posting.


(Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education Support)

DANTES are standardized tests available to all military personnel. KCKCC Veteran Affairs Representative approves the subjects for academic credit.

  1. Students must score at the 50th percentile or above on the DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSSTs) to be eligible for academic credit.
  2. DANTES scores must be submitted during a student's first semester of enrollment at KCKCC. Test scores over two years old are evaluated on an individual basis.
  3. Academic credit is posted on student transcripts by the College's course number with a notation that DANTES credit was earned. A grade of CR indicates academic credit was awarded for the course.
  4. Students can accumulate a total of 15 hours of credit through the DANTES program. No DANTES exam earns more than five (5) academic hours of credit.
  5. Students awarded credit hours through the DANTES program are not charged for tuition and fees at KCKCC. They are only required to pay those costs charged by the Educational Testing Service to take the exam(s).
  6. No academic credit is granted to students who take DANTES exams in Composition I and Composition II.

Military (SOCAD)

Kansas City Kansas Community College is a member of the Service members Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium and the SOC Degree Network System.

Service members Opportunity Colleges Consortium

The SOC Consortium consists of colleges and universities committed to expanding and improving voluntary postsecondary educational opportunities for service members worldwide. SOC Consortium members subscribe to principles and criteria to ensure that quality academic programs are available to active-duty military students, their family members, and veterans. A list of current SOC Consortium member institutions can be found on the SOC Web site at

SOC Degree Network System Membership

Kansas City Kansas Community College is a member of the SOC Degree Network System, a subgroup of SOC Consortium member institutions selected by the military Services to deliver specific associate and bachelor’s degree programs to service members and their families. As a member of the DNS, we have agreed to adhere to academic policies intended to support military students in their academic endeavors toward degree completion.

Kansas City Kansas Community College is approved for membership in SOCAD at the associate degree level.

If you have questions or would like further information about SOC and SOCAD at KCKCC, contact the Executive Director, KCKCC-Leavenworth Center at (913) 651-2111 or

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