Student Support

Request for Preliminary Unofficial Transcript/Exam Score Evaluation


Important notice: we receive many requests and need to prioritize serving SMC students most likely to benefit from the service. We reserve the right to require students to meet with a counselor for an evaluation. Examples where an online evaluation request will not be processed:

  • More than 50 units from a 4-year university (this includes those with a bachelor's or professional degree).

  • 65 or more units from other California Community Colleges.

  • Request does not have all transcripts attached.

  • You just need waivers processed for math, English, or science courses: see the Request For Placement And Prerequisite Waivers for more information.

  • We have already completed one online evaluation for you.

Transcripts/exam scores submitted for the evaluation will not be retained by the counseling department. Please bring copies when you meet with a counselor.

General Education (GE) Patterns

We cannot evaluate for transfer to private or out of state colleges/universities

  • IGETC: For transfer to either UC or CSU campuses, and for students who want to keep their options open. Students who state multiple goals will receive the IGETC evaluation. Note: UCs are competitive for admission.

  • CSUGE: Transfer to CSU campuses or SMC B.S. Degree.

  • SMC Associate Degree: For local SMC Associate degrees only.

Requirements for Evaluation

  • You must have an SMC student ID number and be currently enrolled, or plan to enroll in courses at SMC next term.

  • For our preliminary evaluation, we will accept unofficial transcripts and unofficial exam scores, which must be legible and include your name and the name of the U.S. regionally accredited college/university.

  • Please note: it is critical that official transcripts/exam scores are sent directly from your former institution(s) and/or testing service (e.g., College Board) immediately, to:

    SMC Admissions & Records Office
    1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405

  • Some courses may require a syllabus for a final decision.

Evaluation Limitations

This preliminary evaluation is not considered “official” until records are matched with official transcripts/exam scores received by the SMC Admissions & Records Office

  • Not all courses will be applicable for all GE patterns.

  • All courses must be on the transcript of the college where they were taken.

  • 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.

  • International Baccalaureate (IB): select applicability to IGETC and CSUGE only.

  • CLEP: select applicability to CSUGE and SMCGE only.

  • We are determining applicability to GE patterns, not course equivalency, major, or certificate requirements. It will be up to the receiving university to evaluate courses for your major or transferable electives.

  • Our staff are not able to discuss the evaluation with you via email. You will need to consult a counselor.

How do I submit my evaluation request?

You can submit your Evaluation Requests two ways:

Evaluation decisions will be emailed to your SMC student email address within 1-3 weeks depending upon workload.​​​​​​​