Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support
Independent-Study & Distance-Learning Courses
These courses can be completed just about anywhere you choose because you are not tied down to a classroom. The most popular courses are online, but coursework also can be presented through videotapes and other flexible formats. Most courses are self-paced, but some are instructor-led.
Credit by Exam
Take an exam and earn college credit for knowledge you already have through the DANTES Examination Program—and it’s free! Available exams include:
You can also take assessment and placement exams for no charge, such as these exams:
Credit for Military Experience
Save time and money by converting your military experience, training and specialty into college credit. Some schools are more military-friendly than others, and they will more readily grant credit based on military experience than other schools. Furthermore, each branch of the service has its own system for recording military education and experience credits. However, thanks to the American Council on Education, credit for military experience is possible.
Eligibility for educational assistance varies among programs and service branches. Furthermore, enrolling in a distance-learning program without prior approval from your service's voluntary education program could lead to denial of benefits.