Official Transcript Evaluation Process
For incoming transfer students to NCCC:
With your Admissions Application to the College, you are required to submit transcripts from ALL prior institutions. Transfer students must make a formal request for an official transcript from the Registrar's Office at the previous college(s) attended.
Step 1) Apply to Niagara County Community College
Step 2) Send Official Transcripts from any other institution you have attended addressed to the NCCC Admissions Office, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn, NY 14132
Note: AP credits need to be submitted through College Board, 2-year and 4-year Colleges and Universities need to be sent from the Registrar/Records Office, and you can request your U.S. Armed Forced credits can be sent via DD214 Form, and/or American Council on Education (ACE) Registry Transcript.
CAUTION: Students must disclose all prior institutions attended and send official college transcript from each. Failure to do so could result in a reversal of admission decision.
Applicants are encouraged to submit standardized test scores (eg., SAT or ACT) as part of the application process for admission. If submitted, these tests will be used only to determine if the student must take the College placement tests. It is important to note that you must be accepted into NCCC before scheduling placement tests (except for those programs, including allied health programs, which require testing PRIOR to acceptance).
NCCC's Transfer Credit Evaluators follow the College's Transfer Credit Policy and Procedures (listed below). Usual processing time for credit evaluation is approximately two weeks. However, the process may take longer during peak times (beginning and ending of semesters). Early submission of transcripts allows for earlier advisement and registration planning.
Considering NCCC? Unofficial Transcript Review Options
To initially help you determine how your prior coursework will transfer to NCCC:
Step 1) Locate an unofficial copy of your transcript from a prior institution.
Step 2) Utilize our online Course Equivalency Guide
Step 3) Request an unofficial transfer credit evaluation from Registration & Records. E-mail an unofficial copy of your transcript and any questions to email@example.com or call 716-614-6253 to receive preliminary assistance.
Transferring to another college when you leave NCCC?
- Step 1: Contact Career & Transitional Services for assistance transferring from NCCC. Many factors should be considered when choosing a transfer college. Academic program is a primary consideration but cost, location, size and campus environment are also important. To ensure maximum transfer credit, students should begin working with their faculty advisor or contact
a Transfer Advisor at 716-614-6292 as early as possible.
- Step 2: Send your official transcript from NCCC to your future institution (instructions below).
Official transcripts may be ordered securely online 24 hours/7 days a week using TranscriptsPlus. You do not need your student ID number to order through Transcripts Plus. If you select the option to send the transcript electronically, it can be sent within minutes! You can also choose to have the transcript mailed to any location, including a FedEx overnight option. Additionally, you may sign up for text/email notifications that allow you to track your transcript order.
Please click the TranscriptsPlus logo below to enter your order. You will need to provide your Social Security Number, telephone number, payment method in addition to other information requested on the transcript order form. Remember: a transcript will not be processed if there are any holds on the record (i.e. Cashier's, Bookstore, Library, Athletic, etc). Support for online ordering is available at 1-847-716-3005.
- There are two options for ordering an official transcript:
If you do not know your Banner user ID and PIN, Click the TranscriptsPlus logo.
- If you know your Banner user ID and PIN, Log in to Banner Web to order. Click on Student and Financial Aid, Student Records, Order Official Transcript
Unofficial transcripts (copy without college seal) are available at no charge. You can access Banner Web to view/print your unofficial transcript online. For a printable guide that provides detailed information about using NCCC's Banner Web online services, consult the Guide to Online Student Services brochure.
If you do not know your Banner Web login, please attach a signed and dated letter of request to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following required information:
- First and Last Name (include all previous last names if different than current name)
- Banner ID # or Date of Birth
- Last 4 Digits of Social Security #
- Current Address
- Phone #
- Fax # or Address to which the unofficial transcript is to be sent (please note, unofficial transcripts cannot be emailed)
- Signature (a written signature is required - typed signatures are not accepted)
Please allow 1-2 business days for processing. If you have any questions, please call Registration & Records at 716-614-6250.
Transferring Back Credits to Graduate?
Did you know it’s possible to transfer back credits taken at another institution to use toward completion of your degree and/or certificate at NCCC? Run your NCCC DegreeWorks degree evaluation to see what’s still needed, and if you take those credits elsewhere, send your official transcript back to us for evaluation. *A maximum of 50% of your degree/certificate program can be transfer credits.
Students currently at a SUNY 4-Year School can complete the SUNY Reverse Transfer Form.
All Other Students Should Follow These Steps:
Step 1) Utilize Degree Works and our our online Course Equivalency Guide to check if the course you are planning to take at your current institution counts towards the requirements left to complete your degree/certificate at NCCC. You can also send an unofficial copy of your transcript to email@example.com to request confirmation.
Step 2) If the transfer course will meet requirements, request an official transcript be sent from your current institution's Registrar's Office to the NCCC Admissions Office.
Step 3) Inform the Transfer Credit Evaluators at 716-614-6253 or firstname.lastname@example.org that you sent an official transcript back in order to earn your degree and/or certificate from NCCC.
AP Equivalency Guide Note: Must send CollegeBoard transcript for credit.
CLEP Equivalency Guide Note: Must send CollegeBoard transcript for credit.
IB Equivalency Guide Note: Must send IB transcript for credit.
Transfer Credit Evaluators
Questions? NCCC's Transfer Credit Evaluators can help!
email@example.com or (716) 614-6253
You can send us an unofficial copy of a transcript or ask a general transfer credit question.
Transfer Credit Policies
Usual processing time for credit evaluation is approximately two weeks. However, the process may take longer during peak times (beginning and ending of semesters). Early submission of transcripts allows for earlier advisement and registration planning.
- Only credits from regionally and nationally accredited colleges and programs are acceptable. For commonly transferred courses, visit our Course Equivalency Guide.
- If currently enrolled at another college, you have the option to send the most recent official transcript with completed coursework for early evaluation. You will need to send an official transcript at the conclusion of the final semester for evaluation of courses presently in progress, to complete the transfer process.
- Student transcripts from previously-attended institutions that are submitted to Admissions become the property of NCCC and must be official at the time of receipt. NCCC does not provide copies of transcripts from other institutions that are part of a student's education record. In order to obtain an updated transcript for personal use, a student must contact the originating school for a copy of that transcript.
- Usual processing time for credit evaluation is approximately two weeks. However, the process may take longer during peak times (beginning and ending of semesters). Early submission of transcripts allows for earlier advisement and registration planning.
- Courses must have a minimum grade of C (2.0) to be considered for transfer. S (Satisfactory) grades will also be considered, with the exclusion of certain Allied Health programs.
- College credits are evaluated based on applicability to the degree major. If your major is changed after arriving at NCCC, transfer credits will be re-evaluated based on the new major.
- The maximum number of credits awarded cannot exceed one-half of the total credits required for the degree at NCCC. At least fifty percent of your degree requirements must be met at NCCC.
- Grades from previous colleges will not apply to your NCCC grade point average. Transfer grades appear on the transcript and degree evaluation as a "T" grade and carry earned hours only.
- Credits earned through military service as recommended by the American Council on Education Registry are acceptable, as are other military credits, when applicable to the curriculum. Appropriate military documents (DD214, military transcript) must be submitted to receive credit.
- If college courses were taken in high school, you must request an official transcript from the College through which those courses were taken in order for the credit to be evaluated. They are not brought over on the high school transcript.
- AP (Advanced Placement) transcripts and CLEP (CEEB College Level Examination Program) scores must come directly from College Board. You must contact CollegeBoard.org to request an official copy to be sent to NCCC. These scores are not sent over on high school transcripts.
- Scores of 3 or higher on AP exams in applicable courses are accepted.
- Scores of 50 or higher on CLEP exams in applicable courses are accepted.
- International Baccalaureate (IB) credit is awarded for courses taken in high school with an HL designation and a score of 4 or higher. An IB transcript must be submitted to receive credit.
If you earned credits at a college or university outside of the United States you must have your credits evaluated by a professional Credential Evaluation Agency. These agencies provide professional course by course evaluation of college and university credits. Charges for this service may vary.
NCCC requires that an international transcript evaluation be conducted by a NACES recognized member as found on www.naces.org/members.html.
- Students who do not agree with the College's decision regarding credit earned at a prior SUNY institution may submit an appeal to the College's Transfer Credit Evaluator. Students requesting an appeal must provide reasonable material to support their case, such as the course description or syllabus. Contact the NCCC Transfer Credit Evaluators in the Registration & Records Office (A201) to begin the appeals process. If an agreement cannot be reached, an appeal may be made to the SUNY system provost.
Contact NCCC's Transfer Credit Evaluators at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (716) 614-6253. You can send them an unofficial copy of a transcript or ask a general transfer credit question.