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Transcript Evaluation

SPCC evaluates, awards, and accepts credit for transfer, credit by exam, credit by nationally recognized industry credential, and advanced placement. The College ensures that all associated coursework and learning outcomes are at the collegiate level and comparable to those for SPCC programs.

SPCC evaluates all college transcripts. If you receive transfer credit, you will receive an email at your South Piedmont email address once your transcript evaluation is complete. College credit that has been awarded can be viewed on your transcript found on your GO! Student Portal.

Acceptance of Credit

SPCC evaluates, awards, and accepts credit for transfer, credit by exam, credit by nationally recognized industry credential, and advanced placement. The College ensures that all associated coursework and learning outcomes are at the collegiate level and comparable to those for SPCC programs.

SPCC evaluates all college transcripts. If you receive transfer credit, you will receive an email at your South Piedmont email address once your transcript evaluation is complete. College credit that has been awarded can be viewed on your transcript found on your GO! Student Portal.

Students who have completed coursework at other colleges and universities should submit official transcripts of all post-secondary work. Transfer credit may be awarded for appropriate military courses based on American Council on Education (ACE) recommendation. Credit will be evaluated in the context of the current SPCC college catalog and awarded according to the following criteria:

  • Prior coursework must correspond in instructional hours and content and must be substantially similar to SPCC courses required in the degree, diploma, or certificate being sought. Quarter-hour courses must equate to the semester-hour equivalent of the current required course, either by a combination of courses or as standalone by using the 3:2 ratio (2/3). Coursework must have been completed at a regionally accredited college recognized by the Commission on Colleges or other nationally known accrediting body.
  • All college-level courses completed with a “C” or better will transfer, regardless of the program of study. If one of the courses you took at another college is not transferred, but you think it meets the course requirements, provide a course description from the year appropriate college catalog; final decision will be made by the College. Transfer credits will appear on your South Piedmont transcript. However, there may be a time limit on certain courses that apply toward your program of study (ex: computers/health sciences).
  • Transfer students must meet Residency Requirements for Graduation.

The decision as to how much, if any, transfer credit will be awarded and how such transfer credit will be applied is discretionary on the part of the College.

To be considered for acceptance of credit from an international university, an official English language transcript is required and the student must have an International Transcript Evaluation completed by an evaluation agency at their expense. The transcript, and the grading system can be submitted to an agency recognized by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), World Education Services (WES), or International Education Evaluations, Inc. (IEE) for an international evaluation. A letter grade of “A,” “B,” or “C” and earned credit hours must be provided for each course. Course equivalencies based on terms such as “Excellent” or “Good” are not acceptable.

Regional accreditation is the educational accreditation of schools, colleges, and universities in the US by one of seven regional accrediting agencies.  The seven regionally accrediting agencies are: Middle State Commission on Higher Education, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (aka Higher Learning Commission), Northwest Accreditation Commission, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. Online regionally-accredited college credits are transferable.

Questions or Concerns Regarding Your Transcript Evaluation:

You might not receive credit for all previous courses.  Examples: if you did not successfully complete a course, the course is obsolete, South Piedmont does not have an equivalent course(s), the time frame has expired, the courses are graduate level, or if the previously-attended college is not regionally accredited.  Please contact the Registrar’s Office if you feel there is an error with your transcript evaluation.

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