Transfer Credit and Transcript Evaluation

 

If you want credits from another college or university or learning experience to apply toward degree requirements at Cascadia you will need to have a credit evaluation completed. A credit evaluation may take up to 6 weeks to complete. New transfer students who need assistance with degree planning or course registration should refer to Step Five: Placement & Register for classes on the Steps to Getting Started at Cascadia page. The information that follows provides information on how to have your credits evaluated. 

Ordering Your Official Transcript

If you are looking for information on ordering your official Cascadia transcript please select the Transcript option from the Student Toolbox.

 

Transfer Credit Evaluation Information

Transcript Evaluation - Submitting Transcripts to Cascadia

Transfer Credits to your Degree or Certificate at Cascadia

Credits earned at colleges or universities that are recognized by a regional accreditation association or Ministry of Education are accepted for evaluation. No more than 5 credits of "D" level work will be accepted. Official transcripts are reviewed and credits transferred after you have registered for classes for your first quarter. Evaluations are completed in the order in which official transcripts and the Evaluation Request form are received.

 

The Transcript Evaluation Request Form must be turned in to the front counter in Kodiak Corner along with previous college and university official transcripts. Official transcripts can be submitted electronically directly from your previous institution or mailed to:

 

Cascadia College

Enrollment Services

18345 Campus Way NE

Bothell, WA 98011

 

If you have earned a four-year degree, you are not required to submit official transcripts unless credits will be used towards a degree or certificate at Cascadia. Unofficial transcripts may be required to provide evidence of placement level before registering for English or math courses or for courses with a prerequisite of English or math.

Reciprocity Agreement

Washington community and technical colleges (CTC) offer a reciprocity agreement to students transferring within the CTC system who are pursuing one of the Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) degrees. Individual courses that met distribution requirements or fulfilled entire areas of degree requirements at one college will be considered to have met those same requirements if you plan to complete the same degree after transferring to another community or technical college in Washington. You must initiate the review process and be prepared to provide necessary documentation. For complete information and forms, please contact the Assistant Director for Enrollment Services at (425) 352-8125.

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Advanced Placement (AP) Credit

Advanced Placement (AP) Credit

When registering for AP tests, request that the College Board send official sealed AP test scores directly to Enrollment Services. You must also fill out a Transcript Evaluation Request Form and turn it in to the front counter in Kodiak Corner in order for the scores to be evaluated and credits transferred to Cascadia. See the Academic Policies for Credits and Placement.

 

Cascadia College will award unrestricted elective credit for an Advanced Placement score of 3 or higher. Credit will be awarded on the basis of official AP results, not transcript notation. Credits granted for general education or major requirements are listed below. Credit for exams not listed below with a score of 3 or higher will be awarded as elective credit.

 

See below for specific course equivliences. A maximum of 45 alternative credits (AP and IB) may be used toward any degree.

 

Subject

AP Score

CascadiaCredit

Art: History

3, 4, 5

ART&100 (5 credits)

Art: Drawing

3, 4, 5

ART 121 (5 credits)

Art: 2-D or 3-D Design

3, 4, 5

ART 110 (5 credits)

Biology

3, 4, 5

BIOL 120 (5 credits)

Calculus AB

3, 4, 5

MATH& 151 (5 credits)

Calculus BC

3, 4, 5

MATH& 151 and 152 (10 credits)

Chemistry

5

CHEM& 121 (5 credits) or CHEM&161 and &162 (10 credits)

4, 3

CHEM& 121 or CHEM& 161 (5 credits)

Computer Science A

4, 5

BIT 142

3

BIT 115

Computer Science AB

Exam no longer available. Please contact admissions for current acceptance policy.

Economics: Micro

3, 4, 5

ECON& 201

Economics: Macro

3, 4, 5

ECON& 202

English Language & Composition

4, 5

ENGL& 101

3

5 credits General Electives (C/T XXX)

English Literature & Composition

4, 5

ENGL& 101

3

ENGL& 111

Environmental Science

4, 5

ENVS& 101

3

ENVS 150

French

5

FRCH& 121, FRCH& 122, FRCH& 123 (15 credits)

4

FRCH& 121, FRCH& 122 (10 credits)

3

FRCH& 121 (5 credits)

Government and Politics: US

4, 5

POLS& 202

3

5 credits General Electives

Government and Politics: Comparative

4, 5

POLS& 101

3

5 credits General Electives

History: European

3, 4, 5

5 credits Humanities or Social Science (HIST XXX)

History: U.S. History

5

HIST& 146 and HIST& 147 or 148 (10 credits)

4

HIST& 146 or HIST& 147 (5 credits)

3

HIST& 146 (5 credits)

History: World

5

HIST& 126 and HIST& 127 or 128 (10 credits)

4

HIST& 126 or HIST& 127 (5 credits)

3

HIST& 126 (5 credits)

Japanese Language

5

JAPN& 121, JAPN& 122. JAPN& 123 (15 credits)

4

JAPN& 121, JAPN& 122 (10 credits)

3

JAPN& 121 (5 credits)

Mathematics: Statistics

3, 4, 5

MATH& 146

Music Listening/Literature

3, 4, 5

MUSC& 105

Physics 1

5

PHYS& 114 (5 credits)

4

PHYS& 114 (5 credits)

3

Elective (5 credits)

Physics 2

5

PHYS& 115 (5 credits)

4

PHYS& 115 (5 credits)

3

Elective (5 credits)

Physics B

3, 4, 5

5 credits General Electives

Physics C: Mechanics

4, 5

PHYS& 221

3

5 credits General Electives

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

4, 5

PHYS& 222

3

5 credits General Electives

Psychology

4, 5

PSYC& 100

3

5 credits General Electives

Spanish Language

5

SPAN& 121, SPAN& 122, SPAN& 123 (15 credits)

4

SPAN& 121, SPAN& 122 (10 credits)

3

SPAN& 121 (5 credits)

 

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Cambridge International Examination (CI)

Cambridge International Examination

Cascadia College will grant a minimum elective credit for each Cambridge International Examination for A-level exam with a passing grade or above for approved examinations. Credit will be awarded on the basis of official Cambridge International Examination results, not transcript notation. Duplicate credit for the same subject taken on different exams will not be granted. No grades are posted for A-level exams.

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High School Transcripts

High School Transcripts

Students are not required to submit high school transcripts but there are instances where they will be helpful:

 Information from high school transcripts are not used placement purposes and not to satisfy degree requirements. Students submitting high school transcripts should do so to the Kodiak Corner upon admission to the college. 

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International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit

International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit

You must submit your Official IB transcript to Enrollment Services to receive IB credit. Name Cascadia as a recipient when registering for IB exams or submit a transcript request to IB North America  You must also request official evaluation of your IB transcript by filling out a Transcript Evaluation Request Form and turning it in to the front counter in Kodiak Corner.

 

Cascadia College will award unrestricted elective credit for an for an International Baccalaureate (IB) Higher Level (HL) exam score of 5 or higher. Credit will be awarded on the basis of official IB results, not transcript notation.

 

 

See below for specific course equivliences. A maximum of 45 alternative credits (AP and IB) may be used toward any degree.

 

IB Department

Score

Cascadia Credit

African History

5, 6, or 7

HIST 900 (5 cr)

American History

5, 6, or 7

HIST 901 (5 cr)

Anthropology

5, 6, or 7

ANTH& 206 (5 cr)

Arabic

7

F/L 901, 902, & 903 (15 cr)

6

FL 901 & 902 (10 cr)

5

FL 901 (5 cr)

Art/Design

5, 6, or 7

C/T 900 (5 cr)

Biology

5, 6, or 7

BIOL& 211 & 212 (10 cr)

Business and Management

5, 6, or 7

V/T 900 (5 cr)

Chemistry

6 or 7

CHEM 950

Chinese

7

CHIN& 221, 222, & 223 (15 cr)

6

CHIN& 221 & 222 (10 cr)

5

CHIN& 221 (5 cr)

Computer Science and Engineering

5, 6, or 7

BIT 116

Design Technology

5, 6, or 7

V/T 900 (5 cr)

East/Southeast Asia and Oceania History

5, 6, or 7

GS 900 (5 cr)

Economics

5, 6, or 7

ECON& 201 and 202 (10 cr)

English

5, 6, or 7

ENG 900 (5 cr)

European History

5, 6, or 7

HIST 900 (5 cr)

French

7

FRCH& 221, 222, & 223 (15 cr)

6

FRCH& 221 & 222 (10 cr)

5

FRCH& 221 (5 cr)

Geography

5, 6, or 7

GEOG 900

German

7

F/L 950, 951, & 952 (15 cr)

6

F/L 950 & 951 (10 cr)

5

F/L 950 (5 cr)

Italian

7

F/L 950, 951, & 952 (15 cr)

6

F/L 950 & 951 (10 cr)

5

F/L 950 (5 cr)

Japanese

7

F/L 950, 951, & 952 (15 cr)

6

F/L 950 & 951 (10 cr)

5

F/L 950 (5 cr)

Latin

7

F/L 950, 951, & 952 (15 cr)

6

F/L 950 & 951 (10 cr)

5

F/L 950 (5 cr)

Mathematics

7

MATH& 151 (5 cr)

4 or 5

MATH& 142 (5 cr)

Music

5, 6, or 7

MUSC 900 (5 cr)

Near East

5, 6, or 7

GS 900 (5 cr)

Philosophy

 

No credit granted

Physics

5, 6, or 7

PHYS& 121, 122, 123 (15 cr)

Psychology

5, 6, or 7

PSYC& 100 (5 cr)

Russian

7

F/L 950, 951, & 952 (15 cr)

6

F/L 950 & 951 (10 cr)

5

F/L 950 (5 cr)

Spanish

7

F/L 950, 951, & 952 (15 cr)

6

F/L 950 & 951 (10 cr)

5

F/L 950 (5 cr)

Swahili

7

F/L 950, 951, & 952 (15 cr)

6

F/L 950 & 951 (10 cr)

5

F/L 950 (5 cr)

Theater Arts

5, 6, or 7

DRMA& 101 (5 cr)

 

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International Transcript Evaluations

International Credits

Students with credits from countries outside of the United States will need to have those credits translated by an approved credential evaluation agency. To request an evaluation students should complete the following steps: :

  1. Have official transcripts translated into English and notarized by a translation service if applicable. (Official transcripts are original documents issued by the institution, which bear a signature of the Registrar and seal of the issuing institution.) 
  2. Request a "course by course" evaluation of your transcripts by an approved international evaluation service. The agency should provide you with your evaluation in a sealed envelope. Do not open the envelope or the translation will be voided.
  3. Submit Transcript Evaluation Request Form and course by course evaluation to the front counter in Kodiak Corner

Recommended Evaluation Agencies:

Evaluations will be accepted from any evaluation services that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.

 

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Veterans

Transcripts for Veterans

All students receiving educational benefits from the Department of Veteran Affairs are required to submit official transcripts. This includes transcripts from prior colleges and military training including those before, during, and active duty.

 

Cascadia will award academic and vocational credit for transcripted military training. Credit will be awarded from a student's Joint Services Transcript (JST) based on recommendations from the American Council on Education. As a regionally accredited college, courses from the Community College of the Air Force will be accepted in transfer with the same consideration as courses from any other regionally accredited institution of higher education. Other training or experiences for which a student would like to receive credit for will be assessed through the college's Prior Learning Assessment process.

 

Transcripts should be submitted prior to the end of the veteran's first quarter of attendance to continue to remain eligible to use VA benefits at Cascadia. Cascadia reserves the right to request official transcripts be submitted sooner than the first quarter, if deemed necessary, based on the veteran's educational history. Students must also fill out a Transcript Evaluation Request Form and turn it in to the front counter in Kodiak Corner in order to have credits evaluated towards their degree.

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