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.

 

Complete the Transcript Evaluation Request Form and send official transcripts from all previous colleges and universities to Cascadia College. Official transcripts may be submitted electronically directly from your previous institution (Washington state public colleges or universities only) or mail official transcripts 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 aTranscript 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 credit within the distribution area of the subject matter.

 

See below for specific course equivalencies. A maximum of 30 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 (5 credits)

3

BIT 115 (5 credits)

Computer Science AB

3, 4, 5

 Elective (5 credits)

Economics: Micro

3, 4, 5

ECON& 201 (5 credits)

Economics: Macro

3, 4, 5

ECON& 202 (5 credits)

English Language & Composition

4, 5

ENGL& 101 (5 credits)

3

ENGL XXX (5 credits) 

English Literature & Composition

4, 5

ENGL& XXX (5 credits)

3

ENGL& XXX (5 credits)

Environmental Science

4, 5

ENVS& 101 (5 credits)

3

ENVS 150 (5 credits)

French

 

 

5

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

4

FRCH& 121, FRCH& 122
(10 credits)

3

FRCH& 121 (5 credits)

Geography: Human 3, 4, 5 GEOG 900 (5 credits)

Government and Politics: US

4, 5

POLS& 202 (5 credits)

3

POLS XXX (5 credits)

Government and Politics: Comparative

4, 5

POLS& 101(5 credits)

3

POLS XXX (5 credits)

History: European

3, 4, 5

Humanities or
Social Science (HIST XXX 5 credits)

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 (5 credits)

Music Listening/Literature

3, 4, 5

MUSC& 105 (5 credits)

Music Theory

3, 4, 5

MUSC XXX (5 credits)

Physics 1

5

PHYS& 114 (5 credits)

4

PHYS& 114 (5 credits)

3

Science Distribution (5 credits)

Physics 2

5

PHYS& 115 (5 credits)

4

PHYS& 115 (5 credits)

3

Science Distribution (5 credits)

Physics B

3, 4, 5

Science Distribution (5 credits)

Physics C: Mechanics

4, 5

PHYS& 221 (5 credits)

3

Science Distribution (5 credits)

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

4, 5

PHYS& 223 (5 credits)

3

Science Distribution (5 credits)

Psychology

4, 5

PSYC& 100 (5 credits)

3

PSYC XXX (5 credits) 

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

The chart included on this page represents course equivalencies awarded for each Cambridge International (CI) exam score and recognized by all community and technical colleges in Washington. Colleges may award additional credits based on local policies, when appropriate, but should not award course equivalency credit for scores lower than those listed in this table. Students interested in transferring to a four-year university should check the requirements of their target school to determine the best way to use their IB exam credits.

Washington state community and technical colleges will award unrestricted elective credit for a Cambridge (CI) score of E on A and AS level exams. Credit will be awarded on the basis of official CI results, not transcript notation. Credits granted for general education or major requirements will be specified by the receiving institution’s CI credit policies; otherwise, elective credit will be granted.


Requirements of the Associate of Arts (AA) General Transfer degree allow ten (10) credits maximum from any single department for Humanities Social Sciences and Natural Sciences distribution requirements. A maximum of five (5) credits of World Language can be used for Humanities distribution.

 

Name Exam Minimum Credit
Accounting A Level ACCT&201, ACCT&202, and ACCT&203 (15)
Accounting AS Level Humanities distribution in art (10) and general electives (5)
Art & Design A Level Humanities distribution in art (10) and general electives (5)
Art & Design AS Level Humanities distribution in art (7.5)
Biology A Level Natural science distribution in biology, with lab (10) and general electives (5)
Biology AS Level Natural science distribution in biology, with lab (7.5)
Business A Level BUS 900 (5) and business electives (10)
Business AS Level BUS 900 (5) and business electives (2.5)
Chemistry A Level CHEM&161, CHEM&162, and CHEM&163 (15)
Chemistry AS Level Natural science distribution in chemistry, with lab (7.5)
Chinese A Level World language (10) and humanities distribution (5)
Chinese - Language AS Level World language (7.5)
Classical Studies A Level Humanities distribution (10) and general electives (5)
Classical Studies AS Level Humanities distribution (7.5)
Computer Science A Level Computer science for non-majors (5) and general electives (10)
Computer Science AS Level Computer science for non-majors (5) and general electives (2.5)
Digital Media & Design A Level Humanities distribution (10) and general electives (5)
Digital Media & Design AS Level Humanities distribution (7.5)
Drama A Level DRMA& 101 (5), humanities distribution (5), and general electives (5)
Drama AS Level DRMA& 101 (5) and humanities distribution (2.5)
Economics A Level ECON&201 (5), ECON&202 (5), and general electives (5)
Economics AS Level Social science distribution in economics (7.5)
English - Language A Level General electives (15)
English - Language AS Level General electives (7.5)
English - Language and Literature AS Level General electives (7.5)
English - Literature A Level Humanities distribution (10) and general electives (5)
English - Literature AS Level General electives (7.5)
English General Paper AS Level General electives (7.5)
Environmental Management AS Level Natural science distribution, with lab (7.5)
French A Level FRCH&121, FRCH&122, and FRCH&123 (15)
French - Language AS Level FRCH&123 (5) and humanities distribution (5)
Geography A Level Social science distribution (10) and general electives (5)
Geography AS Level Social science distribution (7.5)
German A Level World language (15)
German - Language AS Level World language (5) and humanities distribution (5)
Global Perspectives and Research A Level General electives (15)
Global Perspectives and Research AS Level General electives (7.5)
History A Level Humanities or social science distribution in history (10 in one or 5 in each) and general electives (5 to 10)
History AS Level Humanities or social science distribution in history (7.5)
Japanese - Language AS Level World language (5) and humanities distribution (2.5)
Marine Science A Level Natural science distribution, with lab (10) and general electives (5)
Marine Science AS Level Natural science distribution, with lab (7.5)
Mathematics A Level MATH&151 (5), MATH&152 (5), and mathematics electives (5)
Mathematics AS Level Mathematics electives (7.5)
Mathematics - Further A Level MATH&146 (5), MATH&153 (5), and mathematics electives (5)
Mathematics - Further AS Level Mathematics electives (7.5)
Media Studies A Level Humanities distribution in communication (10) and general electives (5)
Media Studies AS Level Humanities distribution in communication (7.5)
Music A Level Humanities distribution in music (10) and general electives (5)
Music AS Level Humanities distribution in music (7.5)
Physical Education A Level General electives (15)
Physical Education AS Level General electives (7.5)
Physics A Level PHYS&114, PHYS&115, and PHYS&116 (15)
Physics AS Level Natural science distribution in physics, with lab (7.5)
Psychology A Level PSYC&100 (5), social science distribution in psychology (5), and general electives (5)
Psychology AS Level Social science distribution in psychology (7.5)
Sociology A Level SOC&101 (5), social science distribution in sociology (5), and general electives (5)
Sociology AS Level Social science distribution in sociology (7.5)
Spanish A Level SPAN&121, 122, and 123 (15)
Spanish - Language AS Level General electives (7.5)
Spanish - Literature AS Level Humanities distribution (7.5)
Thinking Skills A Level Humanities or social science distribution in philosophy (10 in one or 5 in each) and general electives (5 to 10)
Thinking Skills AS Level Humanities or social science distribution in philosophy (7.5)

For Cambridge exams that are not listed here (Afrikaans, Arabic, Divinity, Hindi, Hinduism, Information Technology, Islamic Studies, Law, Portuguese, Tamil, Travel & Tourism, or Urdu), please contact your college's Office of Admissions or Enrollment Services.

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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 aTranscript Evaluation Request Form and turning it in to the front counter in Kodiak Corner.

 

Cascadia College will award credit within the distribution area of the subject matter for an for an International Baccalaureate (IB) Standard Level (SL) or Higher Level (HL) exam score of 4 or higher. Credit will be awarded on the basis of official IB results, not transcript notation.

  

See below for specific course equivalencies . A maximum of 30 alternative credits (AP and IB) may be used toward any degree.

 

IB SL or HL Examination

Score

Cascadia Credit

African History

4, 5, 6, or 7

HIST 900 (5 cr)

American History

 

4

HIST 900 (5 cr)

5, 6, or 7

HIST& 146 or HIST& 147 or HIST & 148 (5 cr)

Language A

4

C/T 900 (5 cr)

Arabic A, Chinese A, French A, Japanese A, Russian A, Spanish A

5, 6, or 7

HUMAN 900 (5 cr)

Language B

4

C/T 900 (5 cr)

Arabic B, Chinese B, French B, Japanese B, Russian B, Spanish A

5 or 6

LANG 900 (5 cr)

7

LANG 900 and 901 (10 cr)

Art/Design

4, 5, 6, or 7

ART 900 (5 cr)

Biology

4, 5, 6, or 7

BIOL 950 (5 cr)

Business and Management

4, 5, 6, or 7

V/T 900 (5 cr)

Chemistry

4

CHEM 950 (5 cr)

5

CHEM& 121 or CHEM&161 (5 cr)

6 or 7

CHEM& 121, CHEM& 161 or CHEM& 162 (5 cr)

Computer Science

4, 5, 6, or 7

BIT 116 (5 cr)

Design Technology

4, 5, 6, or 7

ENGR 900 (5 cr)

East/Southeast Asia and Oceania History

4, 5, 6, or 7

HIST 900 (5 cr)

Economics

 

4

ECON 900 (5 cr)

5

ECON& 201 (5 cr)

6 or 7

ECON& 201 and ECON& 202 (10 cr)

English A Literature

4

ENGL 900 (5 cr)

5, 6, or 7

ENGL& 111 (5 cr)

English A Language & Literature

4

ENGL 900 (5 cr)

5, 6 or 7

ENGL& 101 (5 cr)

European History

4, 5, 6 or 7

HIST 900 (5 cr)

Geography

4, 5, 6, or 7

GEOG 900 (5 cr)

Global Politics

4, 5, 6, or 7

POLS 900 (5 cr)

Information Technology in a Global Society

4, 5, 6, or 7

C/T 900 (5 cr)

Mathematics

4

MATH 900 (5 cr)

5 or 6

MATH& 142 (5 cr)

7

MATH& 151 (5 cr)

Further Mathematics

4

MATH 900 (5 cr)

5, 6, or 7

MATH& 151(5 cr)

Music

4

MUSC 900 (5 cr)

5, 6, or 7

MUSC& 105 (5 cr)

Philosophy

4

PHIL 900 (5 cr)

5, 6, or 7

PHIL& 101 (5 cr)

Physics

4

PHYS 900 (5 cr)

5, 6, or 7

PHYS& 114, 115, 116 (15 cr)

Psychology

4

PSYC 900 (5 cr)

5, 6, or 7

PSYC& 100 (5 cr)

Social & Cultural Anthropology

4

ANTH 900 (5 cr)

5, 6, or 7

ANTH& 206 (5 cr)

Sports, Exercise & Health Science

4, 5, 6, or 7

C/T 900 (5 cr)

Theater

4

DRMA 900 (5 cr)

5, 6, or 7

DRMA& 101 (5 cr)

Visual Arts

4

ART 900 (5 cr)

5, 6, or 7

ART& 100 (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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Transfer Course Equivalencies

Transfer course Equivalencies

The database below shows courses that we have accepted from other colleges and universities. This information in addition to working with an Advisor will be useful in determining how your previous coursework might transfer to Cascadia College.

Cascadia College is on a Quarter System. Colleges/universities that are part of the semester system use a different credit amount and the conversion of semester credits to quarter credit may not be indicated on the equivalency guide provided below. The conversion of credits is done at the time of a student's transcript evaluation at Cascadia.

 

Example conversion: COURSE XXX : 3 semester credits = 4.5 quarter credits

 

If you are unable to find the college or course you previously completed, that means that Cascadia College has never evaluated a course from that college or that particular course from that college.

Please Note: These equivalencies are subject to frequent updates. New colleges and courses are added on a regular basis.

 

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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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