OCCC Students

Obtaining transcripts for courses taken at OCCC

OCCC is now an independent college! This means that we are now issuing our own transcripts, however we are still building the process for formal requests. If you’ve taken courses at OCCC from Summer Term 2020 or later, please email your request to registrar@oregoncoast.edu. Please ensure that your request includes the name of the school you would like to send your transcripts to. In the subject line note ‘Request for Transcripts’. This section will be updated once a formal transcript request process is in place.

To obtain an official transcript of courses completed at OCCC prior to Summer Term 2020, students must complete a transcript request form from the contracting college OCCC was affiliated with at the time the student attended. If you attended OCCC Summer Term 2014 or later please complete the directions to request a transcript found at Portland Community College’s website here.

If you attended OCCC between Fall Term 2010 and Spring Term 2014,  please request transcripts from Clatsop Community College using Clatsop’s transcript request form. You may return the request form by fax or mail to Clatsop Community College using the contact information provided on the form. Please remember to include payment.  For unofficial transcripts go to your My.OregonCoast account. If you attended OCCC prior to Fall Term 2010, please request transcripts from Chemeketa Community College, here. Please include payment and return the request form to Chemeketa Community College by mail at the address provided on the form.

If you attended OCCC prior to June 30, 1997, please call 541-867-8501 for transcript information.

To obtain copies of GED Transcripts go to GED.com.

Receiving Credit for Courses Taken at Another Institution – Transfer Credit Standards and Processes

Credits from other institutions may be accepted toward degree requirements if the course is evaluated as being equivalent to OCCC coursework, and the course was completed with a passing grade. Some programs or disciplines may have limits on the age of transfer credits accepted for evaluation.

For application to limited entry programs (Nursing and Aquarium Science), evaluation of transfer credits is restricted to those completed at a regionally accredited college or university.

The college evaluates coursework for Lower Division Collegiate (LDC) and Upper Division Collegiate (UDC) classes where grades of A, B, C, or P/S (Pass/Satisfactory) were earned. P/S grades are only transferable if the transferring institution awarded that grade for C or higher. If a D was considered P/S, it is not transferable.

Courses not from regionally accredited bodies will be evaluated on an individual basis and require submission of course syllabi with the official transcript to support their evaluation. Submission of syllabi with the official transcript does not guarantee acceptance of transfer credit.

Transfer students should bring an unofficial transcript to their initial advising appointment to review any potential transferable credits as well as the current program requirements.

Transfer GPA is not included in the overall GPA on transcripts.

Transcript Evaluation Requests

Transcript Evaluation Requests:

For transcript evaluation, official transcripts are required. The student must have an OCCC student record to request a transfer credit evaluation. To request evaluation of their official transcript:

  1. Students should request that all schools they wish to transfer coursework from send official transcripts to the OCCC Registrar.
  2. Official hard-copy transcripts should be sent in a sealed envelope to the College Registrar at the address below. For official electronic transcripts issued by transcript services such as Parchment or the National Student Clearinghouse, students should request the transcript be sent to the following address: Registrar@Oregoncoast.edu. OCCC will retain these official transcripts.
  3. Send an email to Registrar@Oregoncoast.edu and request a transcript evaluation, with the subject line “Transcript Evaluation.” Students should include the name of the program they will be enrolling in and the name of their academic advisor.
  4. Evaluations are processed in the order that requests are received.  Evaluations may take between two days and two weeks to complete. If delivery of official transcript is delayed, the student may submit an unofficial transcript for consideration for a prerequisite override.
  5. Submission for evaluation does not guarantee acceptance of transfer credits.
  6. When the student’s transfer credit evaluation is complete, the student and their advisor will be sent an email to their college email address confirming its evaluation. Students should then make an appointment to review it with their advisor.

Send hard-copy official transcripts of previous work to:

Registrar
Oregon Coast Community College
400 SE College Way
Newport, OR 97366

International Coursework

International Coursework

For consideration of transfer credit for courses taken in a foreign country, students must have their transcripts and any available course descriptions translated into English, and then evaluated by a credential evaluation service.

Most transfer credits accepted from foreign institutions will be used as electives. If course descriptions are supplied and content is clear, the credit may be used to meet other requirements.

Students submitting international coursework for transfer credit consideration should first have their transcript(s) and course descriptions translated into English. A fee (approx. $65+) is typically required for this service.

To have translated transcript(s) and course descriptions evaluated, students should send their translated transcript(s) and course descriptions to a credential evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. A fee is required for this service. Students should request a “Course-By-Course Detail” evaluation and have an official copy sent to:

Registrar
Oregon Coast Community College
400 SE College Way
Newport, OR 97366

Transfer Credit and VA Benefits

Transfer Credit and VA Benefits

Students using any type of Federal Veterans Administration (VA) Education Benefit are required to have all prior credit history evaluated. It is the student’s responsibility to request official transcripts from all previous colleges and submit them to OCCC at Registrar@OregonCoast.edu . A student’s first term of VA benefits may be certified while waiting for transcript evaluation, however no subsequent terms will be certified for VA Benefits until transfer credit evaluation is complete. All credits will be evaluated and transferred according to the policies stated in this catalog.

Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement

Students who have completed college work in high school under the AP program are eligible to receive college credit based on the exam score. To be awarded credit for Advanced Placement exams students must submit an official AP exam score to the College Registrar. Students will be awarded credit based on the evaluation standards on the date the scores were received. If acceptance standards have changed, students will be subject to the current acceptance standards. OCCC will evaluate Advanced Placement scores only one time, regardless of whether acceptance standards have changed.

Specific credit for OCCC courses will be awarded based on individual exam scores using the chart provided below. If your exam area is not listed, contact the OCCC Office of the Registrar at Registrar@oregoncoast.edu .

Students may request official AP Transcripts by following the instructions on the College Board website. Send transcripts to:

Registrar
Oregon Coast Community College
400 SE College Way
Newport, OR 97366

Effective Fall 2020

Advanced Placement exam Score needed OCCC courses awarded Credit awarded
Art – History 4+ ART 204, 205 8
Art – Studio 4+ ART elective 4
Biology 4+ BI 211, 212, 213 15
Calculus AB 3 MTH 251 4
Calculus AB 4+ MTH 251, 252 9
Calculus BC 3 MTH 251, 252 9
Calculus BC 4+ MTH 251, 252, 253 14
Chemistry 4+ CH 221, 222, 223 15
English Language & Composition 3+ WR 121 4
English Literature & Composition 3+ ENG elective 4
Environmental Science 3+ ESR elective 4
Government – U.S. 4+ PS 201 4
History – European 3+ HST 101, 102 8
History – U.S. 3+ HST 201, 202 8
History – World 3+ HST Elective 8
Human Geography 3+ GEO 105 4
Latin 3+ Foreign language elective 12
Macro-Economics 3+ EC 202 4
Micro-Economics 3+ EC 201 4
Music Theory 4+ MUS 111, 111C, 112, 112C 8
Psychology 3+ PSY elective 4
Spanish Language* 3 SPA 101, 102, 103 12
Spanish Language* 4+ SPA 201, 202, 203 12
Spanish Literature 3+ SPA elective 4
Statistics 4+ MTH 243 4

*Language exam credit is limited to either first or second year, depending on score.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Exams

International Baccalaureate (IB) Exams

Students who complete International Baccalaureate (IB) Exams are eligible to receive college credit based on the exam score and whether the College offers equivalent courses.  To be awarded credit for International Baccalaureate exams, students must submit an official IB exam score to the OCCC Registrar and request an evaluation via their My.OregonCoast account.  Students will be awarded credit based on the evaluation standards on the date the scores were received. If acceptance standards have changed, students will be subject to the current acceptance standards. OCCC will only evaluate International Baccalaureate scores one time, regardless if acceptance standards have changed.

Students may request official IB transcripts by contacting:

IB Americas Global Centre
Attn: Transcript Officer
7501 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 200 West
Bethesda, MD 20814
USA
Email: ibid@ibo.org
Phone: 301-202-3025

For more information on ordering transcripts please see the International Baccalaureate website.

IB credit

Specific credit for OCCC courses will be awarded based on individual exam scores using the chart provided below. If your exam area is not listed, contact the OCCC Office of the Registrar at Registrar@oregoncoast.edu .

Effective Fall 2020

IB certificate course Score Needed Course Awarded – Standard Level (SL) Credits Course Awarded – High Level (HL) Credits
Art History 4+ Art History Elective 4 N/A N/A
Astronomy 4+ GS 107 4 N/A N/A
Biology 4+ BI 211 5 BI 211, 212, 213 15
Business Management 4+ BA Elective 4 BA Elective 4
Chemistry 4+ CH 221 5 CH 221, 222, 223 15
Classical Languages 4+ Language Elective 4 Language Elective 12
Dance 4+ PE Elective 3 PE Elective (3crs) & General Elective (3 crs) 6
Design Technology 4+ General Elective 4 General Elective 4
Economics 4+ EC 201 4 EC 201, 202 8
Environmental Systems & Societies 4+ ESR Elective 4 N/A N/A
Film 4+ ENG 195 4 ENG 195, 196 8
Geography 4+ GEO Elective 4 N/A 8
Global Politics 4+ PS 205 4 PS 205 & General Elective 8
History 4+ HST Elective 4 N/A N/A
History of Africa & Middle East 4+ N/A N/A HST 104 & HST Elective 8
History of Asia & Oceania 4+ HST Elective 4 HST Elective 8
History of Europe 4+ HST 101 4 HST 101, 102 8
History of the Americas 4+ HST 201 4 HST 201, 202 8
Information Technology in Global Society 4+ General Elective 4 General Elective 8
Literature & Language (English-A1) 4+ WR 121 4 WR 121, ENG 104, ENG Elective 12
Literature & Language (Languages other than English) 4+ Foreign Language Elective 4 Foreign Language Elective 12
Spanish – Language B 4+ SPA 103 4 SPA 201, 202, 203 12
Language Not Taught at OCCC – Language B 4+ Foreign Language Elective 4 Foreign Language Elective 12
Marine Science 4+ GS 108 4 N/A N/A
Math Studies 4+ MTH 105 4 N/A N/A
Mathematics 4+ MTH 111 5 MTH 112, 251 9
Further Mathematics 4+ N/A N/A MTH 251, 252, 253 13
Mathematics: Applications & Interpretation 4+ MTH 105, 111 9 MTH 105, 111, 243 14
Mathematics: Analysis & Approaches 4+ MTH 111, 112 10 MTH 112, 243, 251 14
Music (Solo, Group, or Composition) 4+ MUS 101, 110 7 MUS 101, 110 7
Psychology 4+ PSY 201 4 PSY 201, 202 8
Social and Cultural Anthropology 4+ ATH 103 4 ATH 103 4
Sports, Exercise & Health Science 4+ General Elective 4 General Elective 8
Visual Arts 4+ ART Elective 4 ART 115, 131 6
World Religions 4+ R Elective 4 N/A N/A

 

 

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