Students petitioning for credit must provide an evaluation of their foreign transcripts completed by an independent transcript evaluation service approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
In order to be considered for UNIT credit, the evaluation of the student’s transcript, conducted by the independent transcript evaluation service and must include the following:
Section 1: 1. Description of the country’s higher education system and the role of the institution in that system.
2. Verification that the institution is approved by the country’s approving/accrediting agency (e.g., ministry of education)
3. The hours completed and their semester-unit equivalencies.
4. Grades-the U.S. (i.e., A-F), pass/no pass, or percentage, including the percentage required for a passing grade.
Unless the provisions of Section 2 (below) of this regulation are met, only elective credit will be granted.
In order to be considered for COURSE credit, in addition to the requirements for section 1 of the regulation, the evaluation must include the following for EACH course:
Section 2: 1. Course Description
2. Topics Covered
3. Hours (lecture hours and/or lab hours)
4. Prerequisite(s), if applicable
A maximum of the equivalent of 30 semester units may be accepted for course work at an institution of higher education outside the United States.
Please allow two to four weeks for the evaluation to be completed. You can review results of your transcript evaluation by logging on to your WebAdvisor account. Click on “Program Evaluation” under the Academic Profile section.