Evaluation of Foreign Transcripts

To receive transfer credit for courses taken in a foreign country, you need to have the transcripts and any available course descriptions translated into English and evaluated.

Most transfer credits accepted from foreign institutions will be used as electives. If course descriptions are supplied and content is clear, the credit may be used to meet other requirements. All decisions made by the Student Records office are final.

  1. Have your transcript(s) and course descriptions translated into English. A fee (approx. $65+) is required for this service. (See list of local translation services below.)
  2. Have your translated transcript(s) and course descriptions evaluated, following the appropriate instructions below.

Students in Co-Admission Programs

When you are admitted to one of PCC's Dual Enrollment/Co-Admission Programs, your translated foreign transcripts are evaluated by the university.

  1. Request a copy of your transcript evaluation from your co-admission university be sent to PCC Student Records at records@pcc.edu or to:

    Portland Community College
    Student Records
    PO Box 19000
    Portland, OR 97280

  2. Once the evaluation has been received by the Student Records Office, “Foreign College” will appear in the Transfer Credit Evaluation link inside MyPCC (Home tab > Don’t Wait in Line channel > Transfer Credit Evaluation Link). If a transcript is displayed on the request page, it has been received by Student Records.
  3. From the Transfer Credit Evaluation link, click “submit” to send the request to PCC Student Records to review your evaluation and transfer credit to PCC.

Students Not in a Co-Admission Program

If you're not in a Dual Enrollment/Co-Admission program, you must have your foreign transcripts evaluated by a credential evaluation service.

  1. Send your translated transcript(s) and course descriptions to a credential evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. (See Credential Evaluation Services below.)
  2. A fee (approx. $120-$140) is required for this service. Be sure to request a "Course-By-Course Detail" evaluation and have an official copy sent to:

    Portland Community College
    Student Records
    PO Box 19000
    Portland, OR 97280

  3. Once the evaluation has been received by the Student Records Office, “Foreign College” will appear in the Transfer Credit Evaluation link inside MyPCC (Home tab > Don’t Wait in Line channel > Transfer Credit Evaluation Link). If a transcript is displayed on the request page, it has been received by Student Records.
  4. From the Transfer Credit Evaluation link, click “submit” to send the request to PCC Student Records to review your evaluation and transfer credit to PCC.

Translation Services

CTS Language Link
911 Main Street, Suite 300, Vancouver, WA 98660
Phone: 360-433-0422, Fax: (360) 693-9292, Email: sales@ctslanguagelink.com
Telelanguage, Inc.
514 SW 6th Avenue, 4th Floor | Portland, OR 97204
Phone: 503-535-2178, Contact: Jen Nimon-Toki, Email: Translations@Telelanguage.net
International House
155 B Avenue #220, Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034
Phone: 503-675-7700, Fax: (503) 675-7701, Contact: Director: Linda Galas

Credential Evaluation Services

You can choose from a list of credential evaluation services and request an application by visiting the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. Visit the NACES Current Members page for a listing of service providers.