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Transfer Student — Frequently Asked Questions

I have a TS hold on my record. What does this mean?
How can a transfer student be exempt from the placement test?
Who receives a transcript evaluation?
How can I request a transcript evaluation?
Can I receive a transcript evaluation on-the-spot?
What is the processing time for transcript evaluations?
Is it possible for me to register for classes without receiving a transcript evaluation?
I submitted a transcript evaluation request more than three weeks ago and would like to check on the status of my request.
If I submit an OFFICIAL copy of my transcript, will it be automatically evaluated?
Will I receive notification when my transcript evaluation is complete?
Upon submission of the Transcript Evaluation Request form, what are the criteria for evaluating my college transcript?
What should I do if I believe additional credits should be transferred from my college transcript?
Can official transcripts be sent via email?
How do I know if my school is regionally accredited?
I have taken courses at institutions that are NOT regionally accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. Will these courses be accepted?
I have taken courses at institutions located outside of the United States. How will these courses be evaluated?

I have a TS hold on my record. What does this mean?

You are required to provide an OFFICIAL copy of your COLLEGE transcript. Please submit a copy of your transcript to the Transfer Credit & Placement Office. For more information, please contact us at 215.751.8866.

How can a transfer student be exempt from the placement test?

Provide an OFFICIAL college transcript indicating a C- or better in college-level English and/or college-level algebra; OR provide a college, postsecondary or graduate diploma; OR submit test scores. Scores MUST be within the past TWO years from the month the test was taken.

Minimum scores are:
SAT — Reading 510 and/or Math 470
ACT — English 21 and/or Math 17
TOEFL — Total score 77 AND writing score 20

Who receives a transcript evaluation?

Transfer students who only seek to transfer courses from another college/university to Community College of Philadelphia and intend to obtain a degree or certificate.

How can I request a transcript evaluation?

  • Complete a Transcript Evaluation Request form.
  • Provide OFFICIAL copies of ALL college transcripts to be evaluated and submit them to the Transfer Credit & Placement Office, Room MG-17.

Can I receive a transcript evaluation on-the-spot?

No, but an assessment of college-level English and college-level algebra for placement can be performed on-the-spot.

What is the processing time for transcript evaluations?

Upon receipt of ALL OFFICIAL college transcripts for schools listed on the evaluation form, processing time is approximately three weeks.

Is it possible for me to register for classes without receiving a transcript evaluation?

Yes. A review of an unofficial/official college transcript for assessing successful completion of course prerequisite(s) can be made to permit registration of classes.

I submitted a transcript evaluation request more than three weeks ago and would like to check on the status of my request.

  • Review the “Hold Information” section within your Enrollment Profile in your MyCCP account.
  • Visit the Main Campus or any Regional Center for additional information.

If I submit an OFFICIAL copy of my transcript, will it be automatically evaluated?

No. An evaluation will ONLY be performed upon receipt of a COMPLETED transcript evaluation request form and ALL OFFICIAL college transcripts for schools listed on the evaluation form.

Will I receive notification when my transcript evaluation is complete?

No. Approximately three weeks after submission of your completed transcript evaluation request form with ALL OFFICIAL college transcripts, please perform the following:

  • Access your MyCCP account and click the “Student” tab
  • Click “Student Academic Records”
  • Click “View Your Unofficial Academic Transcript”
  • Click “Submit”

Upon submission of the Transcript Evaluation Request form, what are the criteria for evaluating my college transcript?

Transcripts received from prior institutions are evaluated based on the “Curriculum/Major” as indicated on the Transcript Evaluation Request Form.

What should I do if I believe additional credits should be transferred from my college transcript?

Email Marilyn Del Valle-Santiago OR Bianca Cummings AND include your name, student ID# (J#), and course(s) requesting transfer.

Can official transcripts be sent via email?

Yes. Official transcripts sent electronically MUST be sent DIRECTLY from the college/university to traneval@ccp.edu.

How do I know if my school is regionally accredited?

  • Access College Source
  • Enter school name
  • Click on the institution’s “Profile”
  • View the “Regional Accreditation Status”

I have taken courses at institutions that are NOT regionally accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. Will these courses be accepted?

Courses taken at institutions that are not regionally accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education will be considered for transfer; however, review and final approval of such transferred courses will be made by the course discipline department head.

I have taken courses at institutions located outside of the United States. How will these courses be evaluated?

Courses taken at institutions outside of the United States MUST be evaluated for U.S. equivalency prior to receiving a transcript evaluation from the College. You may select an agency for assessing U.S. equivalency from the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Upon assessment, follow the standard procedures for receiving a transcript evaluation.