All official transcripts of prior college work must be submitted to the SMU Admission Office by the end of the first semester of attendance. Form DD214 covering all periods of military service must be submitted as well. A registration held may be placed by the Admission Office, if all official transcripts are not received by the end of the first semester of attendance
Transcripts can be mailed to:Samuel Merritt University
3100 Telegraph Avenue. First Floor
Oakland, CA 94609
Or, you may hand deliver a sealed envelope to the Admissions office on the Oakland campus.
Military Transcripts (Undergraduate Only)
Samuel Merritt University's undergraduate programs will accept transfer credit awarded for courses taken in the armed services. In order to have your military educational experiences evaluated for credit, you must submit evaluated transcript(s) from the appropriate agency: Obtaining Military Transcripts
Credit for Military Experience (undergraduate only)
Up to 27 transfer credits may be earned through Military Experience. As a member of Service Members Opportunity Colleges (SOC), we have designed our transfer credit policy to minimize the loss of credit and avoid duplication of course work while maintaining the academic integrity and educational effectiveness of our programs.
Samuel Merritt University considered both military service and military coursework for academic credit using the guidelines issued by the American Council on Education (ACE). We refer to the ACE "Guide to Evaluation on Educational Experiences in the Services" when determining applicable transfer credit for military experience and training.
Veterans, active-duty personnel, Guard and Reservists applying for admission to Samuel Merritt University may be granted academic credit on a case-by-case basis upon evaluation of official military transcripts. These include Sailor/Marine ACE Registry Transcript System (SMARTS), Army/ACE Registry Transcript System (AARTS), Community College of the Air Force (CCAF), and United States Coast Guard transcripts.