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.