Complete the Preliminary Transcript General Education Evaluation form by clicking
the above link and attach your unofficial transcripts and test score reports. This
service is for evaluation for general education purposes only: AA GE, CSU GE , IGETC,
SMC B.S GE. You will receive a notification to your SMC student email address once
your evaluation has been processed, which may take up to 4 weeks depending upon workload.
Contact a counselor to request a preliminary transcript evaluation. Counselors are
available to assist students with the evaluation process for major courses for SMC
degrees and certificates in addition to general education evaluations: AA GE, CSU
GE , IGETC, SMC B.S GE.
Preliminary Transcript General Education Evaluation Request
This evaluation service is for students who have completed college coursework at a
U.S regionally accredited college/university or have completed AP, IB or CLEP exams.
The evaluation will determine if the courses satisfy general education (GE) requirements
for transfer to UC or CSU campuses, or for an SMC degree.
Because of the popularity of this service, we will prioritize serving currently enrolled
SMC students and/or students who have met with an academic counselor at SMC.
Some cases may require that students contact a counselor in order to be better served. Examples of when an online evaluation request will
not be processed include the following:
Completion of 50 units or more at a college or university, including having earned
a bachelor's or professional degree.
Completion of 65 units or more from California Community Colleges.
Request for course substitution or equivalency for SMC major and/or certificate of
Request does not have all unofficial transcripts attached. Courses must be on the
transcript of the college where they were taken.
A transcript evaluation was already completed for you.
Student must be currently enrolled, or plan to enroll in SMC courses next term, and
have an SMC student ID number.
Unofficial transcripts and unofficial exam score reports must be legible and include
student's name and the name of the U.S. regionally accredited college/university.
Some cases may require that transcripts include the transcript legend, which states
the calendar system, course numbering and accreditation.
You must submit the unofficial transcripts for all the colleges/universities you've attended. Courses must be on the transcript of the
college where completed.
Some courses may require additional documentation, including a syllabus, for a final
Transcripts and test score reports are reviewed only for IGETC, CSU GE or SMC GE.
We cannot evaluate for private or out-of-state colleges/universities. Students should
contact those institutions directly.
Before submitting a preliminary GE evaluation request, it's important that you meet
with a counselor first to see which general education pattern is best for you as you
can only request one evaluation through this process.
IGETC: For transfer to either UC or CSU campuses, or are undecided.
Admissions will do a final, official evaluation once you petition to graduate and
will check that your records match.
It is critical that official transcripts/exam scores are sent directly from your former
institution(s) and/or testing service (e.g., College Board) to SMC's Admissions & Records Officeby the published graduation deadlines in order to be eligible to receive the degree
Unofficial transcripts/test scores submitted for the evaluation will not be retained
by the counseling department. Please be prepared to share a copy of your transcript/test
score report when you meet with a counselor
All courses must be on the transcript of the college where they were taken.
We cannot evaluate courses that are in progress.
International Baccalaureate (IB): select applicability to IGETC, CSU GE and SMC GE.
CLEP: Evaluation only for CSU GE and SMC AA GE.
Advanced Placement (AP): scores of 3 or higher are typically applicable to these GE patterns. Scores must
be submitted on a College Board score report.
Evaluations are for GE patterns only, not course equivalency, major, or certificate requirements. The receiving university determines which courses transfer for your major or as electives.
If you left a CSU or UC and want to transfer back to the same university, you need
to consult with a counselor first as the school may not accept IGETC or CSU GE.