Veterans Resource Center

Prior Learning Assessment

Edmonds Community College Military Credit Evaluation Procedure 

Edmonds Community College students who are veterans of any branch of the United States armed services must request transfer credit for military training by:

  1. Submitting all transcripts to Enrollment Services located in the first floor of Lynnwood Hall, and
  2. Submitting an evaluation application through the GATE System at

The student must provide an official Joint Services Transcript (JST) through the armed services in which he/she served, from the Community College of the Air Force and/or any other college/university attended.

Upon receipt of the official transcript the following actions will occur:

Within 8-10 weeks of transcript and application receipt, the Credentials Evaluator will evaluate the transcript for credits earned that are applicable to the student’s indicated program, and will be posted to the student record as appropriate.

Per the Veteran’s Administration, all veteran student transfer credit must be evaluated within two quarters of program start.  After the third quarter, if the student does not submit all transcripts, he/she must be decertified for the use of VA education benefits. We strongly encourage all Veteran Students to submit JST and all other transcripts as soon as possible to avoid taking any unnecessary courses that would result in an outstanding debt to the VA.

Veteran students using education benefits are not permitted to opt out of prior credit evaluation.

EdMail: You are required to use it! It is the way we communicate with you.

The college assigns all students EdMail (email) accounts within a couple of days after they register for their first class. Note: if you are a former student returning after time away from school, check with the Enrollment Services Office to confirm what email address we have on file for you. We use the address recorded in the Enrollment Services records. To gain access to your account, follow the steps at