Transcript Evaluation - How to Request

Did you earn credits at another institution? Transfer them towards a degree or certificate at Lower Columbia College

To do so please complete a transcript evaluation form and submit your official transcripts. You must also apply for admission to Lower Columbia College (if you are not a current student). For assistance please contact us.

Transcript Evaluation Form

You must also:

  • Apply for Admission - skip if you are already a current student.
  • Request official transcripts from the other schools you have attended. We recommend sending official transcripts electronically when possible.
    • Send electronic transcripts using the National Student Clearinghouse, Parchment, or Scrip-Safe. If you need to enter an email address when ordering the transcript, use

  • OR, mail or hand deliver in original sealed envelope to:

Lower Columbia College
Registrar/Transcript Evaluation
PO Box 3010
Longview, WA 98632

Your official transcript is the college or university's certified statement of your academic record. The official paper transcript is printed on security sensitive paper and contains the official seal and signature of the college or university's registrar. Official transcripts are always sealed and unopened.

Official transcripts are required before a transcript evaluation can be completed, even when coursework was completed at another ctcLink institution. If you have attended multiple ctcLink colleges you will be able to view your course history from all schools in a single location through your ctcLink student portal. However, each school’s record is separate and we cannot directly access your official transcript until you request it from the sending college. Because an official transcript is an institution’s certified statement of your academic record it must be officially sent to us to ensure we comply with recordkeeping requirements and evaluate your credits accurately.

About Transcript Evaluation Process

Processing Timeline

Evaluations take place once all transcripts have been received. LCC accepts transfer courses with a grade of C- or better. Once LCC receives your official transcripts they are the property of LCC and will not be returned or forwarded to any other institution. Turnaround times for evaluations are approximately 2-4 weeks after all transcripts have been received. During high volume periods, turnaround time may be slightly higher.

Transfer Credits

Lower Columbia College has designated institutions accredited by certain institutional accrediting agencies as Transfer-Eligible Accredited Institutions. In general, Lower Columbia College only accepts credits earned at institutions accredited by one of the following institutional accrediting agencies, or other institutions with which LCC has an established transfer agreement:

  • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Higher Learning Commission
  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • New England Commission of Higher Education
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
  • WASC Senior College and University Commission

To find out if an educational institution is a Transfer-Eligible Accredited Institution, you can use the accreditation database provided by the US Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education. Search for an institution by its name and find its accrediting agency.

Alternative Options for Earning or Transferring Credits

  • Advanced Placement
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • Foreign Transcript Credits
  • International Baccalaureate Credit (B)
  • Military Service

These options may require a different assessment before being awarded. Learn more about Alternative Options.

Contact Registration Services

Registration Services are located in the Admissions Center Building. Make an appointment to discuss your future by calling (360) 442-2311. Walk-ins welcome during regular business hours.

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  (360) 442-2322

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  (360) 442-2370

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