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Evaluations

Transcript Evaluations

Overview

Students transferring academic credit to Foothill College from other U.S. accredited colleges should send their official transcripts to Foothill College for evaluation. Students may SEE A COUNSELOR with unofficial transcripts for preliminary assistance. To be eligible for transcript evaluation students must be currently enrolled in Foothill courses, due to the high volume of request priority is given to students that have completed a minimum of six (6) units at Foothill.

Definitions

TERM DEFINITION
Transfer Credit Courses taken at another college to be used towards satisfying GE/major requirements at Foothill College
Clear Prerequisite Courses taken at another college used to clear higher level courses at Foothill College

Steps to Request Transcript Evaluation

1. DOWNLOAD AND COMPLETE:  Request for Transcript Evaluation Form

2. SUBMIT OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS

     Official transcripts should be sent directly to:

     EMAIL: fhtranscripts@fhda.edu

3. SUBMIT FORM TO:  evaluations@fhda.edu

 

U.S. Transcript Evaluation

Students must contact their previously attended college's records office (or The College Board if sending an official AP score report) to request to have official transcripts sent electronically (preferred method) or via mail directly to Foothill College.

To have your previous institution transmit the transcript electronically please send to : fhtranscripts@fhda.edu

To have your previous institution mail an official transcript, please end to:

Foothill College
Admissions and Records
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

Foreign Transcripts

Foothill College does not evaluate foreign transcripts or credentials.

If you have taken college or university classes in another country and are interested in receiving credit for them at Foothill, you will need to have your classes evaluated by an outside evaluator, such as World Education Services (WES). Please visit approved foreign credential evaluator. Foothill College does not endorse any of these companies but provides their names only as a resource for you.

Once you arrive, please schedule an appointment with an International Academic Counselor to submit your original and evaluated transcript. Actual determination of Foothill credit for classes taken overseas will occur during an individual appointment with an academic counselor after you arrive on the Foothill campus and present your transcripts together with an evaluated copy. Academic counselors cannot give you any transfer credit decisions before you are accepted and arrive at the Foothill campus.

Important! If you are planning to transfer to a 4-year college or university after completing your studies at Foothill, you must be aware that your next institution will do its own evaluation of your foreign transcript and may or may not award the same credit as Foothill for the courses you took overseas.

If you are transferring to Foothill from a school or university in the United States, please follow specific transfer procedures.

Course Equivalency

Please use the Transfer Equivalency System (TES) as a tool to help assess which credits earned from previous college-level regionally accredited institution will transfer to Foothill College. It is important to note that TES is used as an initial tool for providing you with an unofficial transfer evaluation and does not replace an official transcript evaluation, so it is strongly advised to meet with a counselor to help determine how your transfer credits apply to your degree plan.

 

Process Time

  • Once we have received your request, it will be processed in the order received
  • Please allow 45 working days from the time of submitting 
  • We will notify you by e-mail once your transcript has been evaluated and credit had been award
  • Processing time may increase during peak seasons
admissions and records building

Questions?
We're Here to Help!

Evaluations Team

650.949.7325


evaluations@fhda.edu


Student Services Building 8100, Room 8101

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