TRANSCRIPT EVALUATION & TRANSFER OF CREDITS TO LONG BEACH CITY COLLEGE
Students with college-level course work completed elsewhere who wish to apply those credits toward an LBCC Associate Degree or Certificate program must submit official transcripts for evaluation.
Transcripts are evaluated only after a student has completed 12 units at Long Beach City College.
- PICK UP or download the Transcript Evaluation Request form at the Admissions & Records Office.
- READ the entire form and fill in all requested information. Incomplete forms are not processed.
- ATTACH all requested supporting documents (catalog descriptions are required for courses taken prior to 1995).
- RETURN the form and supporting documents to the Admissions & Records Office, N-108.
- CHECK YOUR E-MAIL. You will receive an e-mail when the evaluation is complete. Follow the instructions in the e-mail to set up a counseling appointment to review the evaluation results.
COMPARE YOUR COURSEWORK TO LBCC COURSES
The Long Beach City College Transfer Information pages are available to help determine if courses taken at other schools are comparable to Long Beach City College courses, based on faculty review. Students pursuing a course of study for transfer to a CSU or UC should NOT use this site and instead should refer to ASSIST (www.assist.org), the official repository of Articulation for California public institutions (Community Colleges, CSU, UC).
Information contained in these pages may be subject to change. Every effort is made to ensure listings on the following pages are accurate. For clarification of any information please contact the Articulation Office.
The pages DO NOT take the place of a counselor. Students must complete the Transfer Evaluation request and meet with a counselor to officially apply transfer credits to their program of study at Long Beach City College.
When viewing the Long Beach City College Transfer Information pages, please keep in mind the following:
How to look up comparable course listings:
- **Curriculum at LBCC and other schools can change from year-to-year which means that courses from elsewhere may be comparable to an LBCC course in one year, but not the next. Therefore, it is extremely important to look up courses based upon the year in which they were actually taken. Just because a course is listed as comparable for one year neither implies nor guarantees that the same course taken in a different year is comparable. ** (See Step 3 in the instructions below)
- Courses not yet reviewed by LBCC faculty do not show on this site.
- Applying comparable courses to a degree/certificate is not automatic. Complete the Transcript Evaluation process (see above) to officially apply outside credits.
- Meet with a counselor to discuss your outside credits, preferably after the Transcript Evaluation process is complete.
- Locate the school at which the course was completed using one of the following methods:
a. In the search box, type the name of the school and click search. OR
b. Use the Alphabetical Index by clicking the first letter of the school's name. A subset of school's beginning with that
letter will appear. OR
c. Scroll through the complete list to locate the school.
- Click the arrow box in front of the school's name.
- **On the new page the default catalog year is the most recent catalog year for which a comparable course is listed for that school. If the course was taken in a year other than the one listed on this page, click the VIEW ALL link in the upper-right corner.
- Scroll through the list to find the year the course was completed. If the year does not appear, no courses have been reviewed for that catalog year.
- Look for the course on the master list for that catalog year or on one of its discipline sub-lists (e.g. MATHEMATICS, ENGLISH, ANATOMY). The discipline lists are sorted by the LBCC discipline and not those of the sending school. If the course in question doesn't appear on the expected sub-list, double check that year's main list.
- Some courses may show "No Comparable Course." This means that LBCC faculty reviewed the course and either LBCC does not offer a similar course or the material differs from that taught at LBCC. Such courses could possibly still be used as electives. Meet with a counselor to determine if this is possible or necessary.
- To return to the search menu screen, either use the browser's "Back" button, or use the "BACK" button found at the bottom of each page.