All civilian education must be accredited. Once the education center or Unit S1 validates the school/transcript the Soldier may add subsequent courses/points/hours for that institution. If audited, Soldiers must produce source documents. S1’s are responsible for ensuring accreditation by using the following websites: http://www.ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx or http://www.chea.org.
Soldiers currently enrolled in a college/university are required to provide a single transcript from their current college/university consolidating all past civilian education. Soldiers who have multiple transcripts who are not currently enrolled in a college/university may take these transcripts and grade slips to the local education center for assistance. The local education center will provide only an assessment of the total number of non-duplicated postsecondary credit for submission to the unit as the source document to update eMILPO/personnel records with the total number of credit hours. The total number of credits an accredited institution grants towards a degree will be the basis for granting promotion points.