AA Degree FAQ
Am I eligible to apply for the AA Degree?
A: Applicants must be an active member (or dependent of a member) of the U.S. military on Active Duty, Reserve, Guard, or a U.S. federal government service employee upon completion of degree requirements, which includes having applied for and submitted the application, LES or military ID and transcripts. All documents must be submitted prior to leaving Federal service in order to be eligible and receive the DLIFLC AA degree. (IRR and contractor status are not eligible.)
The DLIFLC AA degree is based on the successful completion of studies in the foreign language major in residence at DLIFLC (Monterey, CA). Also required is the completion of specific general education requirements; which may be earned through testing or coursework at other accredited institutions.
Students who graduated from a resident DLIFLC Basic Course language program with a class start date after 1 October 1991 may apply. Students who graduated from a resident DLIFLC Intermediate language program with a class start date after 1 February 1998 may apply. Advanced and Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) programs are not eligible.
Basic Course Program students must achieve a minimum DLPT score of L2/R2/S1+ at graduation or later. Intermediate Course Program students must achieve a minimum DLPT score of L2+/R2+/S2. A cumulative grade point average of a “C” (2.0) or higher is required for DLIFLC coursework. Final cumulative DLIFLC semester grades below a D are not acceptable.
Students must have completed 45 semester credits at DLIFLC plus 18 semester credits in general education. Intermediate Course Program students who did not complete the Basic Course Program must take an additional general education course in Critical Thinking in addition to transferring in elective credit. Students who completed a Basic Course Program in one language and an Intermediate Course Program in a different language, are still required to complete the additional Critical Thinking course for the Intermediate Program. Intermediate students should contact the DLIFLC AA Degree Office advisors for assistance with their degree plan and required credit review.
What forms do I submit to apply for the DLIFLC AA Degree?
A: Submit the two-page application, found on this website, and a copy of your Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) or military ID card (see the application for details). Qualified spouse applications must include a copy of their dependent ID and sponsor’s LES. Mail or email these documents BEFORE sending transcripts. Use the AMRDEC SAFE site to send documents electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. These documents are required to be on file before transcripts are evaluated. For instructions on completing the AA degree, please read the DLIFLC AA Degree Plan.
GE time limit requirements for the DLIFLC AA Degree?
A: There is no time limit on applying for and obtaining the DLIFLC AA degree as long as you still hold an appropriate status (see Question 1 for eligibility). The Technology requirement must be completed within five years prior to the conferral of the AA degree; however, other GE requirements do not have a time limit.
GE credit transfer to the DLIFLC AA Degree program?
A: If you are a graduate from a Basic program you will be need to transfer 18 semester credits in the required GE coursework.
If you are a graduate of the Intermediate program and did not take the Basic course in the same language, you will need 21 semester credits of General Education coursework. This includes a 3 semester credit Critical Thinking course.
Family members and Government civilians taking the Basic or Intermediate courses who have no prior military service, must transfer an additional three semester credits in Physical Education.
For more information on GE please see the AA Degree Plan.
My GE course work is more than 10 years old. Can I still use them to transfer credit to DLIFLC?
A: Yes; however, the technology is the only GE requirement with a time limitation. The Technology requirement must be completed within five years prior to the conferral of the AA Degree.
I already have a college degree. Can I use this to get the DLIFLC AA Degree?
A: Your previous coursework may be transferable; however, a previous degree does not mean you have automatically met all of the AA degree requirements. Once you apply for the AA degree, have your official transcripts, with the appropriate courses, sent to the AA degree office for evaluation to see if they satisfy the AA degree requirements. Only the DLIFLC AA Degree Office has the right to approve or disapprove transfer coursework. The transcript must be from the institution that awarded the course grade; transfer grades from third party transcripts are not accepted. We are happy to advise on unofficial transcripts before official transcripts are paid for and sent to us; however, if you have not yet applied for the program, please include an unofficial copy with a completed application. The Technology requirement must be completed no earlier than five years prior to the conferral of the DLIFLC AA Degree.
How many quarter credits are needed to transfer to DLIFLC’s semester program?
I graduated from a DLI-Washington Basic Course Language Program or another military location. Do I qualify?
A: The DLI-Washington provides instruction via a contracting vehicle and therefore does not qualify students for the DLIFLC Monterey AA degree program. Only resident Monterey language programs have been evaluated by the accrediting agency for this degree program.
Does the DTRA (formerly OSIA) program count for the degree?
A: The DTRA program coursework is not eligible for the DLIFLC AA Degree.
In my military career, I have experience with computers. Do I still have to satisfy the Technology requirement?
A: Military experience will be considered for the Technology requirement if: it has been evaluated by American College on Education (ACE), is three (3) semester college credits (Freshman level or higher) or is listed on your Joint Services Transcript (JST) or CCAF transcript and is still within the five year requirement. CLEP, DANTES, AP, and/or IB examinations will also be considered to satisfy this requirement.
Do Continuing (CE) Education units transfer for credit?
A: No. CE credits are not transferable.