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Evaluation of Official Transcripts

Evaluation of Official Transcripts From Other Colleges / Universities

Evaluations are conducted on all official transcripts received from regionally accredited colleges and universities, domestic and foreign, after students have applied to Columbus State Community College. An official transcript from each institution attended is required.

If you have questions regarding a transcript evaluation you may make an appointment with your Academic Advisor (Advising Directory) or send an e-mail to Please provide your name, CougarID number and the name of the institution from which you are seeking transfer credit. You also may appeal the course evaluations by contacting the academic department.

Sending Official Transcripts to Columbus State Community College

If you attended a state (public) university or community college in Ohio, request that your transcript(s) be sent XML (electronically) when ordering from that institution.  All public Ohio colleges and universities can send/receive an XML (electronic) transcript to/from each public Ohio institution's student information system.  Sending paper transcripts by mail or overnight delivery will delay processing time.

If ordering a transcript online, select Columbus State Community College as the recipient.  In the absence of a list of colleges to select, have your institution send your official PDF transcript directly to  We do not accept PDF transcripts sent from a student's personal or CSCC student e-mail account.

If your institution does not offer XML (electronic) or PDF delivery, please have your official transcript(s) mailed to the address below by the issuing institution:

Columbus State Community College
ATTN: College Transcript Evaluation
550 East Spring Street
Columbus OH 43215

A hard copy/paper transcript is considered official when received in the original, sealed envelope from the issuing institution on official paper and/or with an official institutional seal. We will not accept faxed transcripts.  If delivering the transcript in person, please go to Student Central, Upper Level, Madison Hall.

The courses that are accepted here at CSCC are given "K" or "KD" credit and are assessed as to whether they may meet prerequisites for CSCC courses. "K" credit is given to courses with grades of "A" through "C" as well as "S"; "KD" credit is give to courses with a grade of D.

The transcript evaluators assess each transcript individually in the order the transcripts are received.  NOTE:  Students receive an e-mail, sent to their CSCC student e-mail account after the evaluation is complete.


Evaluation of Foreign College/University Transcripts

Transcripts from international colleges/universities must be accompanied by an evaluation, with a course-by-course description, from an independent credential evaluation service before credit will be awarded.

There are many services located throughout the United States. For information on what documents are required, please contact the evaluation service.

NOTE: Please make sure to tell the evaluation service that your original documents need to accompany the evaluation service’s document.

Below are some examples:

*offers a CSCC student specific portal

International Education Evaluators

World Education Services, Inc.
Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.

Evaluation of Foreign High School Transcripts