SA-89 Transfer Credit

Purpose 
Provide information and procedures for students to transfer credits earned to another accredited institution.

Scope
All students, staff, faculty and administrators of Green River College.

Definitions 
Accredited: Institutions accredited as outlined by the American Council on Education.

Official Transcript: A transcript validated by a college’s Registrar and in a sealed (unopened) transcript envelope.

Policy 
Students may submit official transcripts from another accredited institution for credit evaluation.

Credits evaluated as acceptable may be applied toward a specified degree or certificate.

Procedure 
The student submits an official transcript with the Transcript Evaluation Request form to Enrollment Services, ES. Enrollment Services will email the evaluation results to the student within approximately four to six weeks.

Other valid submissions:

  1. Certified copy of military (DD-214)
  2. Official military transcripts (JST, CC of Air Force, etc…)
    1. Note: Military and foreign transcripts may require additional evaluation time.
  3. Official Advance Placement (AP) scores
  4. Foreign transcripts (must be translated in English)
    1. Note: A foreign transcript must be translated in English by a certified agency (i.e. Foundation for International Services)

Upon receipt of evaluation results, the student will need to contact their faculty advisor or an Educational Planner to determine how the evaluation distributes within the students’ degree or certificate requirements.

All transcripts and records submitted become property of Green River College and will not be returned to the student or released to third parties.


Specific Authority

American Council on Education (ACE)
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
Green River College Registrar
Green River College President’s Staff
Green River College Board of Trustees

Law Implemented


History of Policy or Procedure
Draft: March 15, 2007
Adopted: June 29, 2007
Revised: February 19, 2013
Reviewed by:
Contact: Denise Bennatts, Director of Enrollment Services/Registrar, ext. 2510
President’s Staff Sponsor: Dr. Deborah Casey, Vice President of Student Affairs, ext. 3328