Helping Propel Our Guardians
At American Public University, we take great pride in being a Space Force-friendly college. Our classes are online with no set login times and start every month, so you can begin on your schedule. We 're also committed to saving you time and money by awarding transfer credit* for your prior college coursework and Space Force experience.
*The University reserves the right to accept or deny credits according to the policies outlined on these transfer credit webpages. Actual time to completion will be based upon transfer credit evaluation and eligibility.
Steps to Get Started
We are one of a select few academic institutions participating in the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) General Education Mobile (GEM) program. Through APU, you can fulfill the 15 general education requirement credits needed to obtain a CCAF associate degree.
If you choose to continue your education journey, you can transfer your CCAF associate degree credits toward a bachelor's degree through our Air University Associate Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC).
Your Degree May Be Closer Than You Think
Let us help you get the credits you deserve. We accept many forms of professional military education, non-academic experience, and training based on guidance from the American Council on Education. We reserve the right to accept or deny credits according to policies outlined on our University website. These credit recommendations appear on the servicemember’s Joint Services Transcript (JST) or Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) transcript.
- Air Command & Staff College (Resident and Non-Resident) found on Air University Transcript
- Air War College found on Air University Transcript
- Goodfellow Air Force Base
- U.S. Air Force Air Battle Manager Training
- U.S. Air Force International Squadron Officer School Resident Program
- U.S. Air Force SPACE 200 Course
- U.S. Air Force Squadron Officer School Resident Program found on Air University Transcript
Preferred Military Rate
American Public University's Preferred Military Rate, which is $250 per credit hour for both undergraduate and master’s-level courses, is available to all U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and their families, including parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents.
Space Force students will use an online system for requesting Space Force tuition assistance through the Air Force Virtual Education Center. You will apply for tuition assistance through the portal and it will be sent electronically to the University for processing.
Please note that Space Force students must apply for Military Tuition seven days prior to the course start date.
You can return to your program if you submitted a request to place your program on hold prior to a military deployment or if you did not make any progress on your academic program for a full year.