Transcript Evaluation - Foreign

Lower Columbia College recognizes academic credits earned at institutions outside of the United States that are equivalent in academic level and nature to work offered at LCC.

Upon evaluation of the foreign transcript, the student will be notified of credit to be granted. The Registrar makes the final determination on credits to be granted.

How to Request a Foreign Transcript Evaluation

You have indicated you attended an institution outside of the United States and intend to use these credits to fulfill the requirements of your program at LCC. Before these documents can be considered for credit, please complete the following steps.

Apply for Admission

You must apply for admission to Lower Columbia College before requesting a foreign transcript evaluation. If you possess a student visa, contact the International Programs Office at (360) 442-2313 for application procedures.

Transcript Processing Timeline

You will be notified of the results of your evaluation by mail approximately 4-6 weeks after the date you submit the evaluation request form and all required documents.

Submit a copy of an evaluation from an evaluation service

This needs to be mailed directly from the evaluation company to the Lower Columbia College Registration Office. We require a full course-by-course evaluation of your records. The fees involved vary for each company, but usually range from $200 to $275. Contact the service directly with any questions regarding fees or required documentation.

Note: If you are seeking a confirmation of high school equivalency, you will only be required to obtain a document-by-document evaluation.

You can use any evaluation service that is a NACES member. A list of members is available at From the homepage select “Evaluation Services.”
Two of the most common services used are:

Foundation for International Service, Inc.

Phone: (425) 248-2255

World Education Services, Inc.

Phone: (+1) 800.361.3106

Submit unofficial copies of your academic records to the Registration Office.

These documents will be issued from your institution and will most likely be written in your native language.

Translated course descriptions may be required for any classes you want reviewed for credit at Lower Columbia College.

Translated course descriptions may be required to determine an equivalency. Contact your institution of study for this information. If additional information is needed to determine equivalency beyond what is provided in the course description, you may be asked to submit a syllabus from the year and quarter you completed the course.

Submit Transcript Evaluation Request Form

  The Registration Office is located in the Admissions Center.

Contact Registration Services

Registration Services are located in the Admissions Center. Make an appointment to discuss your future by calling the Entry Center at (360) 442-2311. Walk-ins welcome during regular business hours. Registration counters open at 10 am on Fridays.

  One Stop Center

  (360) 442-2322

  Registration Office

  (360) 442-2370

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