Transferring to SLCC
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For an evaluation of transcripts, students must have applied to SLCC, submitted official transcripts and a Request for Transcript Evaluation form. Please submit form ONLY once. The Transfer Evaluation Office will notify students via e-mail if clarification or an additional form is required.
Matriculated (Degree Seeking) Students: Transcripts are fully evaluated based on the area of study/degree listed on the student’s application to SLCC. General education related credit is evaluated and any coursework required for the degree the student is seeking. Courses that do not fall into those two categories are typically awarded general elective credit. In other words, if a student previously studied accounting and is now seeking health sciences, the accounting department would not be asked to review the accounting courses, those courses would simply be awarded elective credit. If there are prerequisites needed that do not relate to the degree the student is pursuing, students should list the SLCC courses needed on the Request for Evaluation form under “Prerequisites”. Students may still need the Accuplacer if they have not met the prerequisite, do not have the required minimum grade or the course was not completed in the past year (i.e. math).
Non-Matriculated (Non-Degree Seeking) Students: Transcripts are not fully evaluated for non-degree seeking students. Credit will only be posted for prerequisites listed on the Request for Evaluation form under “Prerequisites”. It is important that students list the courses they would like to take at SLCC, NOT the course(s) they have previously taken. Regardless, the evaluation process time is the same for matriculated and non-matriculated students. No student population is advanced over another. Students may still need the Accuplacer if they have not met the prerequisite, do not have the required minimum grade or the course was not completed in the past year (i.e. math).
Students who first apply as non-matriculated, and are truly seeking a degree at SLCC, may create a delay in future processes required at SLCC. Often times, students and staff may end up having to do many things twice; when it could have been avoided if the student applied correctly the first time.
Students w/prior degrees: Students with a prior degree are still required to meet individual course prerequisites regardless of the degree they have obtained. Like with any other student, the previous course(s) completed must be part of student’s academic record/history at SLCC and must meet minimum grade (or test score) requirements. An official transcript must be received for evaluation. If a student received a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of Utah, but completed ENGL 1010 at Snow College and would like to take a course that has a “reading” prerequisite, the ENGL 1010 course from Snow needs to be documented and transferred. The degree from the University of Utah may not have any applicable credit.
Prerequisites: In order to meet a course prerequisite requirement, the course or test score must be part of student’s academic record/history at SLCC and must meet minimum grade (or test score) requirements. For prerequisites completed at another institution, students must transfer in the coursework for the prerequisite to be posted to their academic record at SLCC. In addition, it is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite classes. Those prerequisites must be satisfied (math - within one year) before the designated class may be taken. Students may be required to take the Accuplacer for placement into math, English, or any course listing a test score prerequisite for math, reading and/or English. For further information regarding testing, please visit the SLCC Testing Center.
The Accuplacer MAY STILL BE REQUIRED if student’s prior coursework does not satisfy a REQUIRED PREREQUISITE.
The Accuplacer is often times the QUICKEST option to satisfy a prerequisite.
Students with College Credit Outside the United States: SLCC Office of the Registrar and Academic Records is currently unable to do the initial translation and evaluation of academic records for students who were not educated in the United States. In order for students to get credit for courses taken from other colleges or universities outside the United States, a foreign transcript evaluation must be completed.
- All foreign transcripts must be translated into English.
- Must include a comprehensive report or course-by-course analysis.
- Must be sent to SLCC in a sealed envelope by a Foreign Evaluation Service that is a member of NACES® National Association of Credential Evaluation Services: http://www.naces.org/members.htm
- Fill out a Request for Evaluation form online or at Salt Lake Community College's Student Services. A Request for Evaluation form is not needed for each individual transcript. Please submit form ONLY once. The Transfer Evaluation Office will notify students via e-mail if clarification or an additional form is required.
Students who have completed an equivalency to a Bachelor's degree or higher, may want to first contact a four-year college or university to see if they will accept your entire degree. On occasion, the four-year college or university may offer recommendations for courses that may be taken at SLCC to transfer back to their institution. Upper division and graduate-level coursework is not applicable to SLCC programs.