Transferring Credits from a U.S. Institution
If you have taken academic level classes at another college or a university in the United States, you may be interested in transferring some of your credits to Foothill College. Here are answers to some questions you may have.
Q. Who evaluates your transcript?
Q. What documents are needed?
Q. When should you have a counseling appointment?
Q. Do you need to take a placement test?
Q. What happens when you transfer to a four-year college/university after Foothill?
Transcripts from Outside of the U.S.
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 a specific outside source first.
Please refer to this list for approved foreign credential evaluators . Foothill College does not endorse any of these companies but provides their names only as a resource for you.
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.
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.
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International Student Programs Office
Administration Building 1900 Room 1933
Overseas Applicant Deadlines