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​California MAP Initiative

The Military Articulation Platform and MilCPL

Veterans complete rigorous training and coursework while on active duty. The American Council on Education (ACE) provides college credit recommendations based on analysis of military training. Nevertheless, our veterans often do not receive the credit they deserve. A Rand Corporation study estimates that only 1 in 4 veterans believes they receive the college credits they deserve for their military training.

The Military Articulation Platform (MAP) is a cloud-based system that matches college courses to credit recommendations from ACE, NCCRS, and other Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) recommending agencies. MAP uses a 4-step approval process to create articulations based on discipline faculty approval. Articulations are stored in MAP and offered as college credit to incoming and regional veterans. Articulations may be adopted by other participating colleges, creating an ecosystem designed to maximize military credit for prior learning (MilCPL).

Our Goal is to make it normal and expected for all veterans and active duty service members to receive all the credit they deserve--up to one year of credit in programs leading to high wage jobs and transfer.

The Riverside Community College District is leading the effort to design and deploy the MAP in California’s 116 Community Colleges and beyond. The goal is to improve equitable access, success, completion, transfer, and career attainment by maximizing MilCPL.​​



The MAP project began in 2017 at Norco College and was supported by $250K legislative appropriation for Phase 1 (design and beta test). In 2018, Phase 2 (expansion to IEDRC regional colleges) began as Project #16 of the IEDRC.

Phase 3 (initial scaling statewide for MilCPL and CPL) begins January 1, 2022 and is supported by a $2M legislative appropriation. Phase 4 (scaling statewide and including all CPL) is proposed in the 2022-2023 State Budget.

MAP is a collaborative effort enjoined by the Academic Senate of the California Community Colleges (ASCCC), the CCC Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO), ACE, CalVet, and local and regional legislators.


For more information, contact:

Calvin Gloria
MAP Project Expert, California MAP Initiative​
(951) 218-6073
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