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Contact: Ariane Ahmadian
E-mail: Ariane_Ahmadian@gcccd.edu
Phone: 619-660-4536
Office: Admissions and Records
One Stop Center Building A300
Title: Admissions and Records, Assistant Senior
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Where Do I Send Transcripts?

Cuyamaca College only accepts official transcripts for evaluations, graduation, academic renewal, and prerequisite clearance purposes. Official transcripts must be in a sealed envelope. Transcripts received opened will automatically be disposed of.

Transcripts may be mailed to:

Cuyamaca College
Admissions and Records
900 Rancho San Diego Parkway
El Cajon, CA 92019

Or you may hand deliver an official transcript in a sealed envelope to the Admissions and Records office in A-319 located in the One-Stop Student Services Building off of the Fury Lane Entrance.

Accepted Accreditation

Colleges and Universities must ensure the quality of the education they offer by adhering to a specified set of evaluation criteria determined by private educational associations called accrediting agencies. Colleges and universities that meet an agency's criteria are then "accredited" by that agency.

To be accepted by the Grossmont Cuyamaca Community College District, your courses must have been taken at an institution regionally accredited by one of the following agencies:
Abbreviation Accrediting Association
MSA Middle States Association (of Colleges and Schools)
NASC Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges
NCA North Central Association (of Colleges and Schools)
NEASC-CIHE New England Association of Schools and Colleges - Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
SACS Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
WASC-ACCJC Western Association of Schools and Colleges - Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
WASC-ACSCU Western Association of Schools and Colleges - Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities

What is the school code for Cuyamaca?

When submitting test scores from the College Board (CLEP, AP, etc.) Please use:

College Board Code: 4252

Please note that this code is different than the code you will use when filling out the FAFSA or other financial aid applications. Please visit the financial aid webpage for more information.

Official transcripts from foreign schools

Beginning with the fall 2000 semester, official transcripts from foreign schools may be accepted by Cuyamaca College.

Transcripts (educational credentials) issued in foreign countries from non-American system institutions and those in languages other than English require special handling.   Each foreign transcript must be translated into English and submitted to one of the companies listed below for an official evaluation.

Cuyamaca College accepts evaluations of foreign transcripts ONLY from the following two (2) Academic Evaluations companies:

  1. Los Angeles Location*
    Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, Inc. (ACEI)
    9854 National Boulevard, Box #186
    Los Angeles, CA  92234  USA

    Monterey Park Location*
    ACEI
    333 W. Garvey Street, Box 254-B
    Monterey Park, CA 91754
    U.S.A.

    West Los Angeles Location*
    ACEI
    333 W. Garvey Street, Box 254-B
    Monterey Park, CA 91754
    U.S.A.

    *NOTE: This mailing handling facility accepts; DHL, FedEx, UPS, etc. No walk-ins.

    Web Site  http://www.acei1.com
    Toll-Free: (800)-234-1597 (US Only)
    Telephone (310) 275-3530
    FAX (310) 275-3528
     

  2. International Education Research Foundation, Inc. (IERF)
    P.O. Box 3665
    Culver City, CA  90231  USA
    Web Site  http://www.ierf.org
    E-mail  info@ierf.org
    Telephone (310) 258-9451
    FAX (310)
    342-7086

You will need to contact the evaluation company you select for their particular foreign transcripts evaluation procedures.  Once completed, have the evaluation report mailed to the Evaluations Office, Cuyamaca College, 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway, El Cajon, CA  92019.

Cuyamaca College's procedures for the evaluation of foreign transcript:

  1. We must receive a detailed evaluation report with subject breakdowns, course descriptions and grades from the official foreign transcripts.  The official report must be in English and in a sealed envelope.

  2. The official report will be reviewed by the Evaluations Office regarding the possible clearing of general education courses for graduation.

  3. English and speech courses on any evaluation report will be awarded elective credit only.

  4. Courses will only be used to satisfy major requirements with the approval of the department on a Modification of Major form.

  5. Courses will not be used for General Education Breadth or IGETC certifications.

  6. Official foreign transcripts will not be required by Cuyamaca College since the official transcripts are submitted to the evaluation service.

If you have questions regarding this procedure, please contact Lisa Di Bella at (619) 660-4343 or lisa.dibella@gcccd.edu.

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