One of the biggest referrals we receive at MEC has to do with transcript evaluation and whether courses will transfer into Nursing and Allied Health programs. Please read the following below about the transcript evaluation process at MEC:
- Students should submit their official college transcript (sealed and unopened) to MEC Campus Student Services (Rm. 202). They can bring it in or have it mailed directy to our department.
- Students must complete a NOVA Request for Evaluation of Transcript form (125-049) and submit to MEC Campus Student Services. On the form students should indicate their MEC program of interest where indicated.
- Like other NOVA campuses, the transcript evaluation form and transcripts are sent to the College Records Office for evaluation. They must allow the college up to 6 weeks for the transcript to be evaluated.
- Transcript evaluators will be looking to see if students can transfer in pre-requisite courses and general education courses only. If there is a math placement requirement for entry, they will also look to transfer in any applicable MTH course. They do not transfer in unrelated courses to the major, Nursing, and Allied Health classes. Any students wanting to transfer in Nursing or Allied Health classes must contact the academic department directly.
- If students have a confirmed U.S. associates degree (A.A. or A.S.) or higher, they will receive a general education waiver (please see exceptions in the College’s advanced standing manual) and will not see specifically the ENG and SDV courses on their NOVA transcript. This throws a lot of students off in believing that they did not receive any credit for those courses. Therefore, students should check their Degree Progress Report for the General Education Met By External Degree statement (True or False). [If an Allied Health program STILL requires a specific English course with a specific grade (B or higher, etc.), our department will look for those grades to determine admissions eligibility]
- College science (BIO, CHM, NAS, etc.), computer (ITE), and pharmocology (HLT 250) are career/technical courses at MEC that must be current and will not be accepted for program admission (where applicable) and transfer if they were taken more than 10 years ago.
Therefore, it is important to understand that the questions regarding what will transfer to MEC will be answered upon completion of the transcript evaluation processs (not by MEC counselors or advisors during walk-in advising). Students need to plan and keep in mind the deadline for admission into their program of interest because they need to give up to 6 weeks for transcript evaluation to be completed (upon the receipt of the transcript(s) and form).
Students will receive an email upon completion of the transcript evaluation by the College Records Office. If they have inquiries they can email firstname.lastname@example.org If there are questions about the status of MEC international transcript evaluation, they can email email@example.com It helps the process when students submit their completed transcript evaluation form (indicating any name changes-maiden name, etc.) and official transcript together to MEC Student Services.
If students are are awaiting the results of the transcript evaluation, they can work with any NOVA advisor or counselor at any campus to identify courses required for admission that they clearly have not taken in the past. If students are unsure or uncertain about their impending results, then they can wait until the transcript evaluation process is complete before proceeding with registration.
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