Turn Your POST Command College Experience into Graduate Extension Credit

law enforcement badge in a star shape, representing courses for law enforcementThe University of San Diego has partnered with the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) to give graduates of POST's Command College the opportunity to have their coursework evaluated, given an academic grade, and validated for 12 graduate-level extension units. Students will also have the option of receiving a Law Enforcement Command Certificate upon validation.

If you graduated from California Command College in the past five years, you are eligible to apply for credit validation and the Law Enforcement Command Certificate. After validation, you can directly transfer the 12 graduate-level extension units into USD’s Master of Science in Law Enforcement & Public Safety Leadership (MS-LEPSL) online degree program. You will also receive a transcript from the University of San Diego showing that you’ve earned 12 units of graduate extension credit.

If you choose to enroll in the MS-LEPSL program, you will be able to complete your Master’s degree coursework in just 3 terms (one year), as your final 4 classes will be covered by the transfer credit you earned through Command College.
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Law enforcement professionals with a bachelor’s degree who have successfully completed California POST's Command College within the last five years can apply for credit validation. Coursework cannot be validated until you have successfully completed Command College.

Command College Credit Validation Process

  1. You will be asked to create a student account
  2. Complete the application.
  3. Email the following documentation to pce-cv@sandiego.edu 
    1. A ZIP file of your Futures Portfolio
    2. A picture of your Command College certificate of completion
  4. Your application and documentation will be evaluated and given an academic grade
  5. You will receive an email notifying you that your application has been approved. The email will have instructions for completing the validation process.
  6. You will login in as directed and submit your payment ($948 for the credit validation, plus $45 for optional certificate)
  7. Your transcript will be mailed to you and, if you are applying to the MS-LEPSL program, a copy of your transcript will be forwarded to the registrar
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