If you are a member of the Army Reserves, Army National Guard, or Regular Active duty Army then you are able to obtain an AARTS transcript. The Department of Defense has talked about expanding the program to other military services. It is called the American US Army Registry for Education Transcripts. In the AARTS program the experience and credit that a Servicemember has gained by their service and Military duty is given college credit.
It gives recommendations for college credit that should be awarded to the soldier, that are based on the experience and training. It allows a university or college to award credit based on the AARTS transcript. The AARTS system is also a good way for building a civilian resume and it allows a soldier to build their portfolio. Prospective employers can have a much better idea of what experiences and jobs that an ex military Servicemember has been involved in. It is a very valuable method to evaluate former military personnel. The Army has a great deal of different educational opportunities. The training is often the type of training that you cannot get in the civilian world. The Congress and the Department of Defense have begun to realize that the training and experience that their brave members and Service people have engaged in should be recognized and credit awarded for their efforts. With the AARTS credit program the experience and military job duty that you have served and earned is matched up with university or college credit. Depending on the kinds of training that you have participated in and the job duty that you have performed, then you will receive credit equal to the amount of time you have spent. There is a standardized chart that has different types of military training and experience that will assist in determining how and what kind of college credit. The AARTS program has direct college credit and other associated benefits as well.
The AARTS program for transcripts is one that was started by the American Council on Education and the Army. It is computerized data system that is based on a number of different sources and then it takes and compiles the information.