Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Get credit for work you've done at other schools!

Follow the steps below to transfer credits to PCC. To request a transfer credit evaluation, you must be a current credit student.

Traditional credit

Transfer credits from regionally-accredited US institutions (or foreign equivalent), Advanced Placement exams, or International Baccalaureate exams.

  1. Mail transcripts

    Have your previous school mail official transcripts to the PCC Student Records office.

    Mail transcripts to:
    PCC Student Records
    PO Box 19000
    Portland, OR 97280-0990

  2. Request evaluation
    Once we have received your transcripts, log in and request a transfer credit evaluation. On the MyPCC Home tab, click "Transfer Credit Evaluation".
  3. Watch your email
    You'll get an email in your MyPCC account when the evaluation is complete.
Standards for credit acceptance:
  • Courses must be passed with grade C- or better. (P and S grades are transferable if the issuing school defines them as C- or better.)
  • We evaluate lower division collegiate (LDC) coursework. See the PCC Catalog for more about LDC coursework.
    • Upper division coursework may be evaluated on student request.
    • Career technical coursework (CTE) may transfer on departmental approval.
  • If you are undeclared, we only transfer credits needed to satisfy standard prerequisites, or other commonly used preparatory coursework in a subject (e.g. Biology).
  • For AP exam standards, see Advanced Placement information.
  • For IB exam standards, see International Baccalaureate information.
  • For international credits, see Evaluation of Foreign transcripts.

Non-Traditional credit

Types of non-traditional credit:
Course challenge

In general, PCC does not offer credit for life experience. Some programs allow you to challenge specific courses. If you feel you have expertise in a certain subject, contact your program's department chair. Read about challenging courses in the academic standards handbook.

Military credit

Also see credit equivalencies for military training.

  1. Mail official military transcripts to the PCC Student Records office.
  2. Mail the Credit for Military Training Request form to the PCC Student Records office.
  3. A non-refundable $10 fee will be billed to your account.
College Level Exam Program (CLEP)

Also see College Level Exam Program information.

  1. Mail official test scores to the PCC Student Records office.
  2. Mail the Non-Traditional Credit form.
  3. A non-refundable $10 fee will be billed to your account.
Non-regionally accredited schools

Individual departments evaluate and assign equivalences for non-accredited schools.

  1. Mail detailed training records, course outlines, course descriptions, curriculum outlines, syllabus, transcripts, etc., to the PCC Student Records office.
  2. Submit a Non-Traditional Credit Form to Student Records.
  3. A non-refundable $10 fee will be billed to your account.
Standards for non-traditional credit acceptance:
  • You must have earned at least one credit at PCC before non-traditional credit can be transferred in.
  • Only 25% of a degree’s or certificate’s credits can come from non-traditional credit.
  • Non-traditional credit may not be used to establish PCC's residency requirement.
  • Only subject areas taught by PCC will be considered for transfer.

graduation cap

Close to graduating?

If you're not registered this term, but you believe transferred credits will complete your degree or certificate, submit an Application for Graduation so we can evaluate your record for graduation.

Processing time

Evaluations are completed on a first-come, first-served basis. Turnaround time depends on the volume of requests and factors such as end of term awarding. While waiting for your evaluation, you can bring unofficial transcripts to an advisor for review and prerequisite overrides.

Failing to submit required documents or test scores will cause a delay in processing.

Viewing transferred credits

Once we complete the evaluation, your unofficial transcript in MyPCC shows transferred courses. If you don't see a course, it did not meet the standards for acceptance (see above).

Why are some of my transfer courses listed as 1XX or 2XX?
If there isn't a directly equivalent course at PCC, we assigned 1XX or 2XX in the appropriate subject area. Often, these courses still meet specific PCC degree requirements.
Why do grades from my transfer classes have a 'T' in front of them?
This means the course was transferred in to PCC. For example, a ‘B’ earned at another school will appear as ‘TB’ on your unofficial PCC transcript. These grades will not appear on your official transcript. Instead, your PCC transcript will show a summary of total credits transferred.
Will my transfer GPA be included on my transcript?
Transfer grades are not included in your GPA on PCC transcripts.