2021-2022 Spring Edition 
    Mar 01, 2024  
2021-2022 Spring Edition [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduation Requirements

Credit from Prior Accredited Higher Education 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 transcripts sent to the Office of Admissions and Records and to apply for evaluations. No more than four units may be awarded for sectarian courses.

A student who has completed an *Associate degree from a California Community College or a **Bachelor’s degree or higher at a regionally accredited college or university, has met the Associate Degree General Education requirements at Saddleback College. Please consult with a counselor if your program of study requires additional admissions requirements or prerequisites.

*Students who have completed an Associate degree from a California Community College prior to Fall 2009, will be held to the current Math requirement.

**Students who have earned a Bachelor’s degree or higher at a foreign institution must provide a transcript evaluation verifying completion of a course conducted in English equivalent to ENG 1A with a grade of “C” or higher.

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