Transferring Course Credits

Put your credits to use! If you have taken courses at another college or university, transfer your credits to MCC. The Maricopa County Community Colleges recognize that learning takes place in a variety of situations and circumstances. MCC awards credit for learning based on several criteria. If you have AP or CLEP exam scores, military training, and experiences, or have participated in non-collegiate sponsored training programs, your learning could qualify as college credit.

After requesting your transcripts, you must submit a Request for Evaluation form before your transcript can be evaluated and course credits awarded. Click here to follow the three-step process of transferring your credits to MCC.

Transfer Credit

Coursework needs to have been completed at an institution that is accredited by a recognized accreditor at the time the coursework was completed. “Recognized” means that the accreditors have been reviewed by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) or both, and meet the quality of standards of the respective organizations.

Students who have had official transcripts sent directly to the Office of Admissions may be granted credit for college-level courses in which a "C" (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) or higher grade has been received.

Credits from foreign institutions will be reviewed for acceptance. It is the student's responsibility to have all such transcripts translated into English and evaluated by an International Student Evaluation Service before submitting them to the college. International Credential Evaluation Agencies and Translators List. MCC does not endorse or recommend any listed provider. This information is provided for informational purposes only.

Students may be awarded no more than 30 credit hours through prior learning assessment unless required by a specific program of study within the Maricopa Community Colleges. Exceptions include evaluated credit from post-secondary institutions and military credit as indicated on joint service transcripts.

Students must be currently enrolled in a credit course at MCC to apply for an assessment of their prior learning. Find more information on Prior Learning Assessment in the College Catalog.

Request Prerequisite Override

Course Waiver Form

Students who require a course override to enroll in a class with a prerequisite requirement can submit an electronic Course Waiver Form and upload an unofficial transcript for review. If the incoming course is approved, MCC will automatically enroll you into the first available requested course chosen on the form. Answers will be sent to your MyMaricopa email and once enrolled, it is the student's responsibility to ensure payment is received or the class will be automatically withdrawn.

Note: MCC only accepts copies of unofficial transcripts; screenshots, pictures, etc. will be automatically rejected. Please allow three business days for an official decision. Additionally, student's are required to send their official transcript and request a transcript evaluation prior to registering for the following semester.

College Transcript Evaluation

Request College Transcript Evaluation

Information about the college transcript evaluation process, where to send transcripts, and a form to request evaluation can be found using the button to the right.

Transfer Evaluation Systems

Transfer Evaluation System

If you have attended another college or university and would like to see what your course(s) will transfer in as at MCC click the link for "Transfer Evaluation System" for an unofficial evaluation.

However, please have your official transcripts sent to Mesa Community College directly. In order for a transcript to be "official," it must be sent from your previous school(s) to MCC directly.

Please Note: Official transcripts cannot be "walked in" by a student, even if the envelope is sealed.