Transcript Evaluation: Will this course come over to the MEC?

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 askthecro@nvcc.edu  If there are questions about the status of MEC international transcript evaluation, they can email meccounselor@nvcc.edu 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. 

Please comment if you have any questions! 

 

 

 

9 thoughts on “Transcript Evaluation: Will this course come over to the MEC?”

  1. The adddress is Northern Virginia Community College, Medical Education Campus, Student Services-Rm 202, 6699 Springfield Center Drive, Springfield, VA 22150. We must also have the NOVA Transcript Evaluation form in order to send to the Central Records Office for evaluation. You can bring in your transcript in person if you have it sent to your home address but please do not open it when it arrives (keep the envelope sealed so it will still be considered official). Thanks!

  2. hello
    I am not able to access my email to check if I have received an email upon completion of the transcript evaluation by the College Records Office in MEC at NOVA around first week of Feb 2012.
    would you please help me? I need to know when the evaluation gets ready
    thank you

  3. i did all of these process and now I need to check my email.
    The adddress is Northern Virginia Community College, Medical Education Campus, Student Services-Rm 202, 6699 Springfield Center Drive, Springfield, VA 22150. We must also have the NOVA Transcript Evaluation form in order to send to the Central Records Office for evaluation. You can bring in your transcript in person if you have it sent to your home address but please do not open it when it arrives (keep the envelope sealed so it will still be considered official). Thanks!

  4. Hi
    Does the MEC accept credits from online universities for BIO 205? If so what schools? If not what recommendations do you have for a potential nursing student who only needs BIO 205. Thanks

    1. The Central Records Office evaluates transcripts for the MEC. In recent history they have not transferred Microbiology from online universities per the request of the Science department at NOVA.

      This semester the Nursing Department has approved the use of BIO 150 Microbiology as an option now for students entering in the Fall 2013.

  5. Hi
    I’m trying to get the list of international transcript evaluation, how can I get that list??

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