AA Degree

Associate of Arts Degree

Join more than 13,500 students who have earned their DLIFLC Associate of Arts Degree!

The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) as a specialized post-secondary institution.

Students must have attended courses in residence at the Monterey DLIFLC location to obtain an Associate of Arts Degree. This program is not open to other DLIFLC locations or the general public.


Applying for the AA Degree Program Please read the AA Degree Application and Degree Plan to ensure you understand all program requirements. Students may also obtain these forms by visiting the AA Degree Office located on campus at Bldg. 634 Room 3 or 4. Please see our FAQ page for more program details. To apply for your AA Degree, submit your AA Degree Application and proof of service before sending transcripts (proof of service includes LES or Military ID card – see application for details). All documents must be received by the AA Degree Office before the student leaves Federal service. Students are not notified when transcripts are received and are encouraged to email the AA Degree Office aadegree@dliflc.edu to check on the status of their file.


Students must provide transcripts from the grade granting institution where they completed the coursework. Only CLEP/DSST and AP/IB scores may be transferred from third party transcripts at the discretion of the AA Degree Office. Transcripts from colleges/universities outside the U.S. must be evaluated by a NACES member organization.

Official transcripts must be in envelopes sealed by the school or through one of the following electronic transcript programs:

  • Credentials Solutions Inc.
  • eScrip-Safe
  • National Student Clearing House.

Electronic transcripts also accepted from:

  • American Military University (AMU)
  • University Maryland University College (UMUC)
  • Joint Service Transcript (JST)

Send e-transcripts to: aadegree@dliflc.edu

If the AA Degree Office is unable to access an electronic transcript from an institution, it will be the student’s responsibility and financial obligation to ensure an official sealed transcript is mailed. E-transcripts will only be accepted directly from institutes. No faxed transcripts or emails from individual persons accepted (except for advising purposes).

Mailing address for AA Degree materials:

Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center
Attn.: AA Degree Program
597 Lawton Road, Bldg. 634, Room 3
Presidio of Monterey, CA 93944

All documentation submitted becomes property of the AA Degree office. Copies are not provided or allowed.

Review the FAQ for eligibly questions and general program information before contacting the AA Degree office.

You can also reach the AA Degree Office via e-mail aadegree@dliflc.edu, from our CONTACT US PAGE or by calling (831) 242-6431 / (831) 242-6796.