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Los Rios Community College District accepts foreign transcript evaluations from any agency that is a member of either Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc. (AICE) or National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

The following information does not apply to law degrees (Juris Doctor or JD). All law degrees must be earned from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) or the California Bar Association (CBA).

Purpose of Transcript Evaluation

Official transcripts and/or evaluated foreign transcripts are used to:

  1. Verify that an applicant meets the minimum qualifications in the discipline for which they are applying.
  2. Establish salary/class placement.

Applicants who have completed college or university course work at an institution outside of the United States that is not a post-secondary institution accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the US Department of Education or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees, and other relevant documents.

Salary/Class Placement

Human Resources evaluates transcripts to determine salary/class placement. Unless the applicant's degree is a doctorate in the discipline for which they are applying, the highest class placement will be calculated by the number of upper division or graduate units earned past a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

If you are requesting a foreign transcript evaluation, then make sure to request to have the specific units evaluated. For example, request that the number of units earned per course and the level of the course taken (upper division, graduate, lower division, undergraduate, and so on) is included on the evaluation. This evaluation will assist in getting placed at the highest class placement if you are hired at Los Rios.

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