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TRANSCRIPT EVALUATION PROCESS


Incoming Transcript procedures

To have credits from another college reviewed for transfer, a student must request an official transcript from their prior college sent to Mercer County Community, Attention: Student Records.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered "official," a transcript must be issued directly to our college. If sent electronically, it must come directly from a transcript delivery service or the college itself. If mailed, it must come directly from the issuing institution in a sealed envelope. If hand carried by the student, the envelope MUST BE originally sealed to be accepted as official.

Any faxes, photocopies, or documents in opened envelopes that a student provides us with from these agencies are considered "unofficial," and cannot be accepted for transfer credit and/or for financial aid purposes.

If you have further questions about transfer credits, please email: evaluations@mccc.edu


Delivery Options

  • Electronic transcripts can be sent to MCCC via the following services: Parchment, National Clearinghouse, Joint Services, and NJ Transfer. Alternatively, official electronic transcripts can also be sent directly from the institution to the following address: transcripts@mccc.edu.
  • All mailed copies must be addressed to: MCCC Student Records, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor NJ 08550.
  • Foreign transcripts will require, at the student's expense, translation and evaluation by a NACES approved outside agency. (Please note: Credits for English Composition courses are generally not accepted for transfer from a foreign institution)

Transcript Evaluation

Many students use transfer credits earned at other accredited colleges to complete some of their program requirements for a Mercer County Community College degree or certificate. In most programs, transfer credits and/or credits awarded by other nontraditional means may be applied, except that a minimum of 15 credits (some exceptions apply) including those for at least two sophomore-level courses in the major, must be earned at Mercer. Only courses in which a grade of C or better was earned are eligible for transfer credits.

Evaluations of transcripts will be based on a student's current major and are subject to review by the appropriate program coordinator. Course descriptions are reviewed for course content and in determining equivalency. At times, syllabi and additional consultation with the area academic dean and other support documentation may be necessary.

Once a program coordinator has completed the evaluation process, the office of the registrar will review and complete the posting of transfer credits to a student’s MCCC transcript. Please note that a student must have started a semester at Mercer before transfer credits are posted. MCCC reserves the right to deny inappropriate transfer credit requests.

A student can obtain no more than 45 transfer credits from all outside sources (including AP Course Credit, CLEP Credit and other Prior Learning Assessment) for Associate programs. (AA, AAS, AS and AFA)

Please remember to notify us at evaluations@mccc.edu if your name on the incoming transcript is different from our records or if you have recently changed your major and require a re-evaluation.

The following will not be evaluated for transfer credits:

Non-Degree students will not be evaluated for transfer credits.

Developmental coursework will not be accepted as transfer credits.

Proficiency courses (those which produce "pass" or "satisfactory" grades) will not be accepted as transfer credits.

Still have questions about MCCC's transfer credit policy or status of your evaluation?
Please email us at: evaluations@mccc.edu


Accreditations

MCCC accepts transfer credits from colleges and universities that are accredited by one of the following:

Courses taken at some institutions without regional accreditation will not be accepted for transfer credit through traditional means. Schools that are vocational or technical in nature without regional accreditation can be reviewed for potential life experience credits.