Submitting Official Transcripts
Official sealed transcripts from other schools may be submitted in an official, sealed envelope from the other institution. We accept official transcripts from the following Regional Institutional Accrediting Organizations:
Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Western Association of Schools and Colleges; Higher Learning Commissions; Middle States Association on Higher Education; New England Association of Higher Education; Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges; WASC Senior College and University Commission.
Submit by mail or in person to:ATTN: Admissions & Records
3600 M Street
Merced, CA 95348
We also accept official electronic transcripts from Credential Solutions, Scrip-Safe, National Student Clearing House, and Parchment. Please have electronic transcripts sent from the service provider directly to the Registrar, Sherry Elms, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only lower division credit will be accepted provided the institution offering the courses accepts them towards its own degree. Institutions must be listed as being fully accredited by one of the regional institutional accrediting organizations that are recognized by the United States Department of Education. Transcripts submitted to Merced College become the property of Merced College and cannot be returned or forwarded to another institution.
Submitting Official International Transcripts
Merced College does not evaluate international transcripts until they are evaluated by ERES- Educational Records Evaluation Service- an international transcript evaluation service recommended by Merced College. ERES order forms are available in the Admissions office or online at www.eres.com. Students should indicate on their ERES order that they would like a "Course Listing." The cost of the ERES evaluation is the responsibility of the student.
The Admissions Office will only consider lower division courses recommended by the ERES service. Course descriptions in the native language, catalog information, or relevant syllabus must be provided by the student for courses that they would like reviewed and submitted to the Admissions Office. Discipline faculty will review and provide a report to the Admissions office when their analysis of coursework is complete. This may take 60-90 days. All evaluated coursework will be scanned to the students record and be available for review and course planning with their counselor.
As international transcripts do not have the California Course Identification Numbering System (C-ID) or general breadth articulation with the CSU/UC, students wishing to use these course to fulfill an ADT- Associate Degree for Transfer should file a general petition for general breadth exceptions or a course substitution for exceptions to the major core requirements (BP/AP 4227).