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. If you have questions regarding the accreditation status of a school that you have previously attended, please contact the Evaluations Office.
Transcripts from other institutions attended
Students should submit official transcripts from all Colleges and Universities attended. In many instances they are required to be submitted.
In order to have a counseling appointment to develop and educational plan, all transcripts must be on file and evaluated.
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 programs require 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.
Students are responsible for requesting official transcripts from each institution attended.
Official transcripts must be received in the original sealed envelope from the college or university.
Opened, faxed or emailed transcripts will not be considered official.
Transcripts are only accepted from one year after issuance.
Transcripts should be submitted to the SDCCD District office:
3375 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92108-3883
Hand delivered, unopened to the campus Records, room I4-102
Credits from other regionally accredited institutions will only be accepted for transfer credit after evaluation by the District Evaluations office.
Transcripts are not automatically evaluated for a student's educational goal. Please see the college counseling office or EOPS to submit a Request for Transcript Evaluation form.
Transcript evaluations take approximately 20 working days. An email will be sent to the student upon completion of the evaluation.
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 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 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.