Transfer & Other Forms of Credit Assessment

Following are types of credit which may be accepted, with documentation and validation, to apply as credit toward your academic goals and recorded on your South Seattle College (SSC) academic record.  If you have questions, please contact SEvaluations@seattlecolleges.edu.

To get started, you will need to:

  1. Order official transcripts from colleges and universities you have previously attended. 

To be considered official, transcripts must be received by us in a sealed, originating college/university envelope.  We accept electronic transcripts as long as they are sent directly from your attended institution. If you bring us your transcript in person, the seal on the originating college/university envelope must not be broken. Submission of a previously opened transcript will be considered unofficial and will need to be reordered. 

  1. Submit a completed Application for Evaluation of Incoming Credits form.
  2. Send or direct all documents to:

South Seattle College
Attn: Credential Evaluations RSB 045
6000 16th Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98106

Or via email to SEvaluations@seattlecolleges.edu

When all documents have been received, the review process can take three to five weeks at peak processing times. You will receive email notifying you that your request is processed, and detail on how your previous coursework applies to your program at South.

 

Following are the documents and steps required for this option:

  1. An official, sealed copy of an agency evaluation and notarized English translation. The fee charged for this service varies, depending on which agency you select. Make sure the evaluation is ‘Course-by-Course’, or Comprehensive’ and includes the following items: 
    • Name of the Institution, dates attended, degrees earned, and graduation dates
    • Course/Subject Level Identification (lower and upper division, etc.)
    • Overall Grade Point Average
    • A listing of the semester units and grade equivalencies
  2. An official sealed copy of the original transcript from the college/university you attended. 
    • To be considered official, transcripts must be received by us in a sealed, originating college/university envelope. We accept electronic transcripts as long as they are sent directly from your attended institution. If you bring us your transcript in person, the seal on the originating college/university envelope must not be broken. Submission of opened transcripts will be considered unofficial and will need to be reordered. Please note: an official copy is –not– required if the agency certifies the evaluation was performed from an official transcript provided to them. 
  3. A completed Application for Evaluation of Incoming Credits form.
  4. Send all documents to:

South Seattle College
Attn: Credential Evaluations RSB 045
6000 16th Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98106

Or via email to SEvaluations@seattlecolleges.edu.

 

Note the following:

  • Agency evaluations are but one tool used by South Seattle College in performing our own final evaluation, and we do not always accept the agency’s credit recommendations.
  • South Seattle College considers foreign coursework evaluated by agencies which are certified by NACES® (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) & AICE® (Association of International Credential Evaluators). Completed coursework will be considered for credit only if the foreign institution is listed in the American Council on Education (ACE) Book.
  • When all documents have been received, the review process can take three to five weeks at peak processing times. You will receive email notifying you that your request is processed, and detail on how your previous coursework applies to your program at South.

A maximum of 50% of the credit can be applied towards a certificate or degree for this type of prior learning.

 

To get started, you will need to:

  1. Request your official AP, IB or Cambridge score transcript.

To be considered official, your scores must be received by us in a sealed organization (e.g. College Board) envelope.  We accept electronic scores reports as long as they are sent directly from the organization which administered the exam. If you bring us your score report in person, the seal on the envelope must not be broken. Submission of a previously opened score report will be considered unofficial and will need to be reordered. 

  1. Submit a completed Application for Evaluation of Incoming Credits form.
  2. Order your AP, IB or Cambridge exam scores.
  3. Send or direct all documents to:

South Seattle College
Attn: Credential Evaluations RSB 045
6000 16th Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98106

Or via email to SEvaluations@seattlecolleges.edu.

When all documents have been received, the review process can take three to five weeks at peak processing times. You will receive email notifying you that your request is processed, and detail on how your exam credit applies to your program at South Seattle College.

 

For academic transfer degrees (Associate of Science, Associate of Arts, etc.) a maximum of 5 and 15 elective credits, respectively, can be accepted.  For professional/technical programs (Certificates, Associates of Applied Science and Bachelors of Applied Science) the maximum is 50% of the required credit.

To get started, you will need to:

  1. Request applicable transcripts/score reports:
    • For service members and veterans of the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard you must submit your Joint Services Transcript (JST).  
    • For service members and veterans of the U.S. Air Force, submit a transcript from Air University (formerly the Community College of the Air Force). 
    • For students who have taken CLEP exams, submit CLEP scores.
    • For students who have taken DSST exams, submit DSST scores.
  2. Submit a completed Application for Evaluation of Incoming Credits.
  3. Send or direct all documents to:

South Seattle College
Attn: Credential Evaluations RSB 045
6000 16th Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98106

Or via email to SEvaluations@seattlecolleges.edu.

To be considered official, transcripts and score reports must be received by us in a sealed envelope.  We accept electronic transcripts and score reports as long as they are sent directly to South Seattle College. If you bring us your transcript in person, the seal on the envelope must not be broken. Submission of a previously opened transcript will be considered unofficial and will need to be reordered. 

When all documents have been received, the review process can take three to five weeks at peak processing times. You will receive email notifying you that your request is processed, and detail on how your previous coursework applies to your program at South.

 

For academic transfer degrees (Associate of Science, Associate of Arts, etc.) a maximum of 5 and 15 elective credits, respectively, can be accepted.  For professional/technical programs (Certificates, Associates of Applied Science and Bachelors of Applied Science) the maximum is 50% of the required credit.

For this option and to learn what kind of documentation is required, please contact the Credential Evaluations Office at:

South Seattle College
Attn: Credential Evaluations RSB 045
6000 16th Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98106

Or by email at SEvauations@seattlecolleges.edu

At the time documentation is ordered, a completed Application for Evaluation of Incoming Credits must be submitted.

When all documents have been received by us, the review process can take three to five weeks at peak processing times. In some cases, we will need to consult with faculty to review your documentation to determine course equivalencies. You will receive email notifying you that your request is processed, and detail on how your previous certifications apply to your program at South.

 

This type of credit can include on-the-job skills and training that results in applicable course fulfillment in some programs of study. The portfolio review carries an additional fee, which is separate from tuition and calculated separately for each course requested.

For academic transfer degrees (Associate of Science, Associate of Arts, etc.) a maximum of 5 and 15 elective credits, respectively, can be accepted.  For professional/technical programs (Certificates, Associates of Applied Science and Bachelor of Applied Science) the maximum is 50% of the required credit.

To pursue this option, follow all of the instructions listed on the Application for Credit for Prior Experiential Learning form.

When the Evaluations Office receives your fully completed form, the credit will be added to your academic record and it will appear on your transcript.

If you believe you can successfully pass a challenge exam at South Seattle College, you may be able to receive credit for a specific course. As with portfolio review, course challenge carries an additional fee, which is separate from tuition and calculated separately for each course requested.

For academic transfer degrees (Associate of Science, Associate of Arts, etc.) a maximum of 5 and 15 elective credits, respectively, can be accepted.  For professional/technical programs (Certificates, Associates of Applied Science and Bachelors of Applied Science) the maximum is 50% of the required credit.

To pursue this option, follow all of the instructions listed on the Application for Course Challenge.

When the Evaluations Office receives your fully completed form, the credit will be added to your academic record and it will appear on your transcript.