Can I apply my academic credits earned in a foreign institution to SBVC programs?
SBVC does not provide evaluation of academic credits from colleges or universities outside of the United States. There are many foreign transcript evaluation agencies that provide this service for a fee. In order to apply credits earned in colleges or universities outside of the United States, students must provide SBVC with a detailed evaluation from an approved evaluation agency. On the evaluation sheets, course information must include grades and the level of the courses, "Upper" or "Lower" division. Credits approved by SBVC for course work completed outside of the United States are applicable only to SBVC degrees and certificates.
Students should be advised that college-level English courses taught at a non-US institution may or may not be considered equivalent to college-level English courses at SBVC. Mathematics courses that are not clearly defined as statistics or calculus, etc., may require further documentation. Most students will be required to take the Basic Skills Assessment Test upon admissions to the college, prior to class registration. The test assesses students' English writing, reading/comprehension and Mathematics skills and places them in appropriate courses. Courses that are specific to majors may or may not be applied towards general education requirements. Students should also be advised if they transfer to another college or university, their foreign transcripts will be re-evaluated by the receiving university. Questions regarding evaluation of foreign transcripts may be directed to Mr. Sophin Im, Admissions and Records Evaluator at (909) 384-8943, or International Student Counselor at (909) 384-4404.