2020-2021 Spring Edition 
    Sep 29, 2022  
2020-2021 Spring Edition [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduation Requirements

Credit Transferred from Other Institutions

The Board of Trustees of the South Orange County Community College District has mandated that full reciprocity shall exist for courses completed at either Irvine Valley College or Saddleback College. Saddleback College grants credit for college units earned at any regionally accredited institution of higher education. Course equivalencies are determined by the Office of Admissions and Records in accordance with the policies and requirements set forth in this catalog. It is the student’s responsibility to arrange to have official transcripts sent to the Office of Admissions and Records and request for an evaluation with a counselor. No more than four units may be awarded for sectarian courses.

A student who has completed a Bachelor’s degree or higher at a regionally accredited college or university, has met the Saddleback College General Education requirements for the Associate degree; however, transcript evaluation must verify completion of a course conducted in English equivalent to ENG 1A with a grade of “C” or higher, as well as an equivalent to a course applicable to the American Institutions requirement. Students seeking a nursing degree who possess a Bachelor’s degree are not held to the American Institutions requirement, per SB 1393.

Transfer Credit from Foreign Institutions

Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by an accredited evaluation service and submitted to the Admissions and Records Office.  The evaluation must include a detailed report that includes course, unit and GPA breakdowns in order for credit toward an associate degree petition to be considered.  A list of acceptable accrediting agencies may be found at: https://www.saddleback.edu/uploads/iso/foreign_transcript_evaluation_services.pdf