Submitting Transcripts from Other Colleges:

Having your transcripts on file is one of the first steps you should take as you get ready to attend Mt. SAC. College transcripts can help counselors check prerequisites for certain classes, and provides them with information to best help you.

Official transcripts are required to get credit for classes you took at other schools towards Mt. SAC’s certificates and degrees. If you have taken and passed a Math and/or English class at another accredited college you may be waived from taking the assessment test.

Here is how you submit your transcripts:

  1. Obtain a copy of your college transcripts.
  2. Submit your transcript in person. (Building 9B downstairs)
    OR
    Mail it to Admissions and Records at Mt. SAC:
    Admissions and Records
    Mt. San Antonio College
    1100 North Grand Avenue
    Walnut, CA 91789-1399
  3.  If applicable submit prerequisite clearance request to Counseling Center. (Building 9B upstairs) 

How do I get my Transcripts?

  • Go directly to your college/university to request your transcripts, or
  • Contact your college/university and ask for the process to request a high school transcript and follow the steps.

Some colleges/universities charge a small processing fee. If this is the case, you will have to call the school and follow their guidelines for requesting transcripts.

What is the difference between Official and Unofficial Transcripts?

Official Transcripts - An official transcript is an official document that shows the educational work of a student in high school or college. To be considered “official” the transcript must be officially processed by your high school and sealed in an unopened envelope by the school registrar.

Unofficial Transcripts - The following transcripts are considered “unofficial”: copies of transcripts, transcripts that are not signed by school officials, and official transcripts that have been opened, no longer have an official seal, and/or where the seal on the envelope has been broken.

Counselors can help you using official or unofficial transcripts, but official transcripts are preferred. Official transcripts are needed to apply classes towards a degree or certificate.

How are transcripts evaluated?

If you are planning to earn an Associated Degree, you have declared a major, and you have taken and completed 12 units at Mt. SAC, we recommend you get your transcripts evaluated by Admissions and Record. Please submit this form: Attach PDF

Click to this link to learn more about our evaluation process. –link to: http://catalog.mtsac.edu/registration-policies/admission-registration/

How are transcripts evaluated and how do I get credit for classes that I took at another college/university?

If you are planning to earn an Associated Degree, you have declared a major, and you have taken and completed 12 units at Mt. SAC, we recommend you get your transcripts evaluated by Admissions and Records. To do this you must go to Admissions and Records and complete and submit an Evaluation Request Form.

Dependent on the college/university you are coming from you may or may not receive credit automatically through this process. If you have completed classes to meet major or GE requirements that have not been pre-approved, you will need to complete and submit a Variance Form . It is recommended you see a counselor to see if the Variance Form is applicable to the classes on your transcript. Not all students who took classes at other colleges/universities will need a Variance Form.

Click here to learn more about our evaluation process. 

What if I met a prerequisite by taking a class at another college/university?

If you plan to take a class at Mt. SAC that requires a prerequisite, and you took a class that meets that requirement at another college, please submit a Student Request for a Prerequisite Override form to the Counseling Center (building 9B upstairs). If your transcript is not on file, please attach an unofficial transcript to the form. You will be contacted once it has been processed.

Download the Prerequisite Override Form

How can I tell if Mt. SAC will accept the units I took at another college/university?

Mt. SAC accepts transcripts from colleges/universities that are regionally accredited. All California Community Colleges, California State Universities and Universities of California are regionally accredited as are many private schools. Check to see if the school you attended has one of the following accreditations:

  1. Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  2. New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  3. North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  4. Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges
  5. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  6. Western Association of Schools and Colleges

What if I took classes in another country?

Contact a counselor to talk about the best way to get your transcripts evaluated based on your goals. We have counselors that specialize in working with International Students.