Transcript Evaluation

Austin Community College will initiate transcript evaluations during your first semester. Transcripts must be from a regionally accredited college or university or military training or service. You can view approved transfer credits on your official transcript or how your credits affect your current academic program in Self Service under My Progress. See the ACC catalog for transfer credit limitations and other information.

Lower-division credit reviewed

ACC offers freshman- and sophomore-level coursework, therefore, transfer courses of the same level will be evaluated. Contact your instructional program if you wish to have upper-division coursework evaluated for degree purposes.

  • Check ACCmail for a notice of your transcript evaluation.
  • View your unofficial ACC transcript in Online Services.

College graduate optional evaluation

If you have already earned a college degree, transcript evaluation is not automatic. You may contact any campus Admissions and Records Office to request a transcript evaluation.

FAQs

  • Our office only evaluates college transcripts for coursework completed.

  • Most transcripts will state the most up to date accreditation status in the key located on the back of the transcript.

    The following are the ONLY accreditation agencies that ACC will accept:

    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
    • Northwestern Commission on Higher Education
    • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education
    • North Central Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Colleges
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
    • Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities
    • Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
    • Accrediting Association of Bible Colleges

    Note: If a school was unaccredited at any time, transfer work taken during the unaccredited time is non-transferable. ACC catalog for transfer credit limitations and other information.

  • Yes, you will need to be registered or have attended ACC in the past to have your transcript evaluated. You may continue to register and attend classes while your transcript(s) are being evaluated. If you are new to ACC, please visit with an AoS Advisor to discuss course selection.

  • ACC evaluates freshman and sophomore undergraduate courses for possible transfer of credit. You must have earned a C or above to earn credit. Consult your instructional program or area to request consideration of junior and senior undergraduate courses.

  • One quarter hour is approximately 2/3 semester hour when transferred.

    Quarter to Semester Conversions
    Quarter Hours Semester Hours
    1 0.67
    2 1.33
    3 2.01
    4 2.67
    5 3.33
    6 4.01
  • In order to get direct credit for a specific ACC course, the transfer course must meet the minimum requirements:

    1. must meet or exceed the number of semester hours
    2. cover the same topics
    3. exceeds developmental instructional level

    For example, a 4 credit English course from an institution under a quarter system equates to 2.67 semester credit hours. It does not meet the minimum of 3 semester hours required to be equivalent to ACC's English courses.

  • Yes, if the student is a U.S. citizen or holds a Permanent Resident card, the student can bring the original documents (transcripts and diplomas) along with a certified translation (if originals are not in English) to any Admissions and Records Office. For expedited service, you may visit Highland Business Center Room 307 to speak with Evaluations staff.

    If the student is an International student or holds any form of VISA, the student must speak with the International Student Office at the Riverside or Round Rock campuses. The requirements for the original documents are the same as above.

    We can accept credit from any international school accredited by the Ministry of Education.

  • Original documents issued by the institution itself are required. Any photo copies or pictures of these documents will not be accepted. Admissions staff will make a copy and return the originals back to you.

    Transcripts are required to complete your application. Any degrees earned and stated as such on the transcript will be applied to your student record. A diploma can be used, in addition to the transcript, to confirm a degree was awarded.

    If the original document is not already in English, a professional translation is required. Certified translators may be found at http://www.aatia.org or http://www.atanet.org.

    International students may be required to submit additional documents to the International Student Office.

  • All veterans must submit official military transcripts and service credits for evaluation.

  • Credit for military training and service is evaluated during your first semester, but is awarded after one course is completed at ACC. You may only receive up to 30 credits for military training and service in combination with other non-institutional coursework. More information can be found in the ACC Catalog. ACC uses the American Council on Education (ACE) reference guide to award credit for military training and courses only. ACC’s instructional programs have the final authority on awarding credit.

    Following ACE recommendations, ACC does not award credit for Vocational Certificate category courses.

  • Air Force - Order transcripts from the Community College of the Air Force.

    Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy - Order transcripts from the Joint Services Transcript System.

  • Credit for military training and service is evaluated during your first semester, but is awarded after one course is completed at ACC. You may only receive up to 30 credits for military training and service in combination with other non-institutional coursework. More information can be found in the ACC Catalog. ACC uses the American Council on Education (ACE) reference guide to award credit for military training and courses only. ACC’s instructional programs have the final authority on awarding credit.

    Following ACE recommendations, ACC does not award credit for Vocational Certificate category courses.

  • To receive credit, you must provide the Admissions and Records office with official test scores sent directly from the testing service.

    • AP: to order official test scores go to AP Portal
    • CLEP: to order official test scores go to the CLEP Portal and select My CLEP account
    • IB: to order a transcript go to the IB Portal
  • AP/CLEP/IB scores are evaluated and awarded after a student has completed a course at ACC. IF this is your first semester, evaluations will begin when grades have been posted. You will be notified via email when credit has been added to your record.