Transcripts are the official document of the student's academic work at a college or university. The San Diego Community College District only accepts credits from US Colleges and Universities that have Regional Accreditation. For more information on accreditation and to search for a college's or universities' accreditation, visit the US Department of Education.
Section 1: Submitting & Processing Official Transcripts
Transcripts from other institutions attended:
- Students must submit official transcripts from all Colleges and Universities attended.
- Due to the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the office closure, we are not currently accepting hard copy transcripts; however, we are accepting electronic transcripts
- When ordering a transcript, if the sending institution has partnered with Credentials/E-Scrip-Safe, the transcript will be sent as a PDF directly to the San Diego Community College District for City College, Mesa College, or Miramar College.
- Our District is are currently working to establish direct accounts with Parchment and the National Student Clearinghouse. In the interim, regardless of the institution you are sending from, request to send the transcript to the following email address: email@example.com
- Students are responsible for requesting official transcripts from each institution attended to be sent to SDCCD.
- Transcripts from foreign institutions are not required.
- Transcripts are only accepted from one year after issuance.
- Students receiving financial aid or veterans benefits must have transcripts on file to receive benefits.
- Transcripts are required even if prior credits do not appear relevant or if units were taken years ago.
- Certain Mesa programs require that transcripts are on file before admission to the program.
- Official transcripts from other institutions become the property of the college and will not be duplicated or returned.
- Guam and Puerto Rico are US territories and transcripts from institutions these territories are not considered "foreign" and should be submitted. For information on foreign transcripts, please see below.
Step 1: Submitting Transcripts (incoming or returning students)
- Students are responsible for requesting official transcripts from each institution attended.
- Due to the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the office closure, we are not currently accepting hard copy transcripts; however, we are accepting electronic transcripts (PDF format). Please refer to the section above.
- Transcripts are only accepted from one year after issuance.
- Please note: Transcripts are not automatically evaluated, students must request evaluation if their goal is to obtain a degree/certificate from SDCCD.
Confirmation of receipt of transcripts:
- To confirm that your transcripts have been received, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
STEP 2: Request transcript evaluation
- Transcripts are not automatically evaluated for a student's educational goal. Please
contact the Counseling Department or Evaluations Office to submit a Request for Transcript
Evaluation form. Transcript evaluations take 75 business days to process.
- Students will receive an email for their evaluator upon completion of the evaluation.
- Students may also request a transcript evaluation over the phone by calling Evaluations, 619-800-3529.
- Credits from other regionally accredited institutions will only be accepted for transfer credit after evaluation by the District Evaluations office.
Section 2: Requesting Official Transcripts (from sdccd)
Requesting Transcripts from SDCCD (current students):
To request transcripts be sent FROM the San Diego Community College District to yourself or another institution, log-on to your MySDCCD Portal - under Student Quicklinks, select Request Official Transcript (see below):
*Transcripts requested from SDCCD will report all courses taken within the San Diego Community College District (including Mesa, City, and Miramar).
REQUESTING TRANSCRIPTS FROM SDCCD (former STUDENTS):
Section 3: Unofficial Transcripts
Unofficial Transcripts (current SDCCD students): Students may access their unoffcial transcripts through their mySDCCD account - see below:
Unofficial Transcripts (former SDCCD students): Former SDCCD students, who do not decide to complete an updated application may complete a help ticket to request an unofficial transcript here: https://unofficialtranscript.sdccd.edu/
SECTION 4: Common transcript faqs
What does it mean where there is a red asterisk/star (*) next to a grade (on e-grades)?
- This means that the grade and the units for this class have been disregarded and are no longer included in your cumulative GPA or total unit count.
In certain instances transcripts may be waived for the purposes of obtaining a Certificate of Achievement. Transcripts can only be waived when:
- All coursework for the Certificate of Achievement has been taken within the San Diego Community College District and/or with other institutions for which transcripts are already on file.
- Student has completed all coursework, or is pending completion of the coursework in the current semester.
To waive transcripts, students must complete a General Student Petition in the Evaluations Office.
- Transcripts from foreign institutions may be used to meet degree/certificate requirements. It is the choice of the student to request to have this coursework evaluated. It is recommended to speak with a counselor to discuss options.
- If a student would like to submit their foreign transcripts, they must first have them evaluated by a Transcript Evaluation Service. For a list of approved services please visit: www.NACES.org.
- Student must request a comprehensive evaluation including both lower and upper division coursework of the foreign transcript. Other types of evaluations will not be accepted.
- After the comprehensive evaluation is complete, students must submit it to the campus records office along with a Request for Foreign Transcript Credits so that the coursework can be evaluated for a student's educational goal.
- Submission of transcripts is permanent and cannot be revoked.
For information regarding foreign HIGH SCHOOL transcripts for the purpose of meeting the UC IGETC Certification foreign language requirement, please see the General Education section.
Removing Transcript Credit from a Foreign Institution
Starting Fall 2013 Students can choose to remove credits from foreign institutions.
- By removing credit from foreign institutions, students forfeit the right to use all credit (units), grades and grade points from the institutions for all certificate and degree programs and/or general education certification from the San Diego Community College District.
- Coursework cannot be removed if it has been used in an education plan.
- The removal of credit does not necessarily apply for financial aid purposes.
- The removal is permanent and cannot be revoked.
- To remove credits students should complete the Request to Remove Transcript Credit From A Foreign Institution form in the Evaluations Office.