Transfer Transcript Articulation and Evaluation
COCC will conduct an evaluation of transfer coursework once you have applied to COCC, paid the application fee and submitted your official transcripts.
- Full Transcript Articulation / Evaluation
COCC will evaluate and/or articulate all college-level transfer coursework from regionally-accredited institutions, AP, IB, CLEP, foreign institutions, and military credit toward COCC courses and certificate/degree requirements. Evaluations are completed within an average of 6 weeks. An email is sent informing you your transfer coursework is articulated and viewable on your GradTracks degree audit and transcript in your Bobcat web account. Please see the non-traditional credit web page for instructions on how to order an AP, IB, CLEP or military official transcripts.
- Articulation versus Evaluation
Articulation is the careful evaluation and acceptance of a transfer course deemed as equivalent to a COCCcourse. Evaluation is the careful determination of a subjects significance when coursework is not equivalent to a COCC course.
- How Credits/Courses Will Transfer to COCC
COCC will evaluate transfer coursework based on available course descriptions. COCC will first evaluate a course for direct equivalency (articulation) to a COCC course. If no direct equivalency is available, COCC will evaluate the transfercourse based on educational outcomes of a requirement or give credit towardelectives (evaluation).
- Quarter versus Semester
COCCoperates on the quarter system with three general terms (fall, winter, andspring) and a summer term. Semester schools have two general terms (fall andspring) and a summer term. One semester credit is equal to 1.5 quarter credits. Onesemester course is generally equivalent to one quarter course. Occasionally,two semester courses taken in sequence may be equal to three courses in thequarter system. All semester credits are converted to quarter credits atevaluation.
- Transfer Grades and GPA Calculation
Transfercoursework is articulated with letter grades and designated as transfer with'T' or 'TR' following the letter grade. However, COCC does not include transfercoursework when calculating the COCC GPA.
If you feel a transfer course meets a particular requirement, and was not accepted onyour evaluation as such, send a request for reconsideration to MyProgress@cocc.edu. Your request will be reviewedand a response will be sent to your COCC email account. If you wish to petitionthe decision made in response to your request, you may file a formal petitionwith the Admissions and Records office.
Limits on college credit transferare:
- Subject matter may not duplicatethat for which credit has previously been awarded in transfer or at COCC.
- Credit awarded by anotherinstitution for life experience is not transferable to COCC.
- Credit for practicum/internshipswill be transferred as elective credit only.
- Courses which espouse a particularreligious view do not equate to COCC courses.
- In some cases, science credits morethan five years old may not be applicable to specific programs.
- Transfer credit is only consideredfor courses where a grade (of A, B, C, D, Pass, Satisfactory) and credit havebeen awarded. Note that a D, D+, D-, will not be accepted for most degrees orprograms.
- COCC will not accept courses belowcollege level except for specific program requirements.
- Students working toward a COCCdegree must complete a minimum of 24 COCC credits. Certificate-seeking studentsmust complete a minimum of 18 COCC credits.
- Upper level coursework may beevaluated on an individual basis if applicable to a specific program or as electivecredit.
Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) and the College Level Examination
Credit will be awarded followingapproved guidelines from COCC academic departments. Credit is considered whenit is equivalent to regular course offerings at COCC and when it is notduplicated. See College catalog for a list of accepted AP and CLEP test scores andtheir COCC course equivalencies. For International Baccalaureate (IB) test scores and their COCC course equivalencies, please see the IB equivalency table.
It is the responsibility of eachstudent with coursework from foreign universities to have the transcript(s)translated (if in language other than English) and evaluated prior to submittalto COCC. Send your official transcript(s) to a credential evaluation servicethat is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services(http://www.naces.org/members.htm). Fees are the responsibility of the student and range from$165 - $295. Send official "course-by-course/detail" evaluation toAdmissions & Records.
- Some variation occurs in evaluation of foreign coursework due to differing countries, schools and/or credential evaluation services. Degrees from foreign countries do not waive the General Education or Writing Competency requirements. Coursework must be at a level of achievement comparable to COCC's A, B, C and D grades. English taught outside the United States may not meet COCC's English composition requirement. Evaluations of foreign transcripts may take significantly longer than the normal processing time.
AmericanCouncil on Education (ACE) guidelines are used with discretion when consideringmilitary credit for courses (not occupations) documented on the DD-214 and/or officialtraining documents. Credit is considered when it is equivalent to regularcourse offerings at COCC, when it is not duplicated and when it is applicableto a students degree requirements. Four (4) credit hours are awarded towardHHP requirements for Basic Training from the DD-214. The Northwest Commission on Colleges andUniversities limits credit for prior learning to a maximum of 25% of the credits neededfor a degree.
VA regulations require that we evaluate all previous military training transcripts. You must submit your official military transcripts by the end of your first term receiving benefits.
Contact your branch and request copies of your official military transcript:
For questions or help contact Transcript and DegreeEvaluation at 541-383-7500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.