High School Transcript Evaluation

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  • Transcript Evaluation Process
    • After the transcript is received, a Mt. SAC staff member checks that all schools listed on the transcript are accredited by verifying membership with an approved accrediting association in the United States.
    • It is verified that all credits from international schools have been evaluated by a Mt. SAC Adult Diploma Program approved international evaluation service.
    • A staff member evaluates credits on the transcript by placing subjects with passing grades in specific category requirements. For example, Biology = Life Science.
    • A preliminary evaluation is done of all credits by listing what classes are completed and which ones still need to be completed.
    • Once the preliminary evaluation has been completed, it is submitted to a Supervisor for a second review.
      The evaluation process may take up to one week to complete from the time transcripts are received. *
    • After a student has taken the required diagnostic tests, he/she may schedule an appointment to meet with a counselor to discuss the results of the transcript evaluation.
    • All appointments are made in person in the Adult Diploma High School Office,  Bldg. 30, Room 115, or by calling (909) 274-4937.
    • Transcript evaluation process time frame may vary depending on the type of credits listed on the transcript.
  • Official Transcripts

    An official transcript is an official document that shows the educational work of a student in high school or college. it is an inventory of the courses taken and grades earned by a student throughout his/her educational history. 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.

  • Accreditation Information

    Accreditation is a process meant to guarantee that colleges and schools meet certain standards of quality in the education they provide.

    Six regional accreditation associations exist: the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

    There are a few states that accredit their schools based on criterion equal to the above associations. These states and their accrediting practices will be verified on a case by case basis.

  • Types of Transcripts
    • High School Transcripts
    • Out-Of-Country/International Transcripts
    • Adult School Transcripts
    • College Transcripts
    • Mt. San Antonio College Transcripts
  • High School Transcripts

    Credits earned during grades 9-12 from an accredited educational institution.

  • Out-of-Country/International Transcripts

    Credits earned during grades 9-12 from an educational institution not located in the United States. These transcripts must be evaluated by an approved independent evaluation service. An official detailed report must be submitted to the Mt. SAC Adult Diploma Program in a sealed unopened envelope.

  • Adult School Transcripts

    Credits earned while attending an accredited adult educational institution.

  • College Transcipts

    Credits earned while attending an accredited college. Official college transcripts are evaluated by faculty. Credits are issued based on official course descriptions and how college courses align with Mt. SAC high school course objectives.

  • Mt. San Antonio College Transcripts

    Units earned while attending Mt. San Antonio College. These units may also count toward your residency requirements.

For more information, please email us at  abeinfo@mtsac.edu