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U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Law Enforcement Academy

The maximum transfer credit award possible from this specific internal recommendation varies based on the course(s) completed; individual transfer credit award will vary based on the requirements of a student's selected degree program, any additional documents submitted for transfer credit evaluation (TCE), and the University's TCE policies.

Any credit awarded from this internal recommendation is considered traditional transfer credit.


Undergraduate students must be pursuing one of the following programs at the University:

  • Any undergraduate level degree program

Students are most likely to maximize their transfer credit award if they are pursuing one of the following programs:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Maritime Law Enforcement
  • Bachelor of Arts in General Studies


  • A student has met the terms of the agreement and is eligible for possible TCE review if they completed the specific course(s) through the U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Law Enforcement Academy AFTER the EFFECTIVE DATE listed in the table below and they have not yet had an Initial TCE completed.
  • If an Initial TCE has already been prepared and the student completed the specific course(s) through the U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Law Enforcement Academy after the official evaluation was completed, they can send in the updated paperwork. A TCE Update Request Form must also be submitted to initiate the review process.
  • If a student changes their degree program, they are eligible for a review of their Joint Services Transcript (JST) for possible transfer credit. 
  • If a student has already had an Initial TCE completed, their documentation has already been reviewed, and no additional paperwork is to be submitted, they are NOT eligible for this internal policy.

Students must send in a Joint Services Transcript (JST) along with a Transfer Credit Evaluation (TCE) Application. Documentation of successful completion may make a student eligible for the following transfer credit recommendations depending on their specific undergraduate degree program requirements. The location listed on a student's official JST transcript may be Maritime Law Enforcement Academy OR Fed. Law Enf. Trng Ctr, Glynco, GA; however, the course completion date MUST be after the effective date listed in the table below.

JST Course Title (Number)JST Course
Effective Date
Transfer Credit Recommendation
Boarding Officer Practical Course
Oct. 6, 2008CG-1728-0059Elective Credit2 SH
Boarding Team Member Course
Oct. 6, 2008CG-1728-0045Elective Credit2 SH
Maritime Enforcement Specialist
     (ME 'A') Course (502195)
Feb. 1, 2010N/AMGMT312 - Leadership
     & Motivation
3 SH
Elective Credit9 SH
Maritime Enforcement Specialist
     First Class (ME1) Performance
     Qualification Guide (0181-1)
Jan. 1, 2010N/ANo Transfer Credit0 SH
Maritime Enforcement Specialist
     Second Class (ME2)
     Performance Qualification
     Guide (0181-1)
Jan. 1, 2010N/ANo Transfer Credit0 SH
Maritime Law Enforcement Basic
     Boarding Officer Course or
     Basic Boarding Officer
Oct. 6, 2008CG-1728-0021LSTD401 - Maritime Law3 SH
Elective Credit6 SH
Maritime Law Enforcement
     Boarding Officer Counter Drug
     Operations Course (502227)
Mar. 31, 2010N/AElective Credit2 SH
Maritime Law Enforcement
     Facilitator Course (502198)
Dec. 14, 2009CG-1406-0020Elective Credit2 SH
Ports, Waterways, and Coastal
     Security Law Enforcement
     Course (502157)
Jan. 12, 2009CG-1728-0060HLSS312 - Port Security3 SH
Radiation Detection Level II
     Operations Course (501858)
Oct. 1, 2007CG-0709-0111Elective Credit2 SH

Please Note:

For those students who are not pursuing one of these programs or that have taken a course outside the effective dates listed for this policy, we are required to follow the American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations for awarding transfer credit. Credit must be evaluated by ACE and recommended for undergraduate level credit in order to possibly apply toward an undergraduate degree program at APUS.

This internal recommendation policy is valid for the programs listed which may be reviewed each catalog year and credit recommendations may change if the programs or internal recommendation policies are altered and/or re-evaluated.