Students transferring from another accredited institution may request to use some of this credit to meet De Anza requirements.

Important Information

See Foothill-De Anza Administrative Procedure 5073: Articulation Procedures.

See Foothill-De Anza Administrative Procedure 4235: Credit by Examination.

Official transcripts should be sent directly from the transfer institution to the Admissions and Records office. A request for transcript evaluation should be submitted to Admissions and Records after the transcript has been received by De Anza.

Students may also deliver a sealed, official transcript to Admissions and Records, along with a request for transcript evaluation. Upon review, eligible transfer credit will be applied to the student’s
De Anza record. Transfer review is not immediate and varies depending on the volume of requests.

Students who want prior coursework used as a prerequisite for a De Anza course must submit a prerequisite clearance form, along with an unofficial copy of their transcript, to the Assessment Office for review.

This transcript will not be evaluated for other transfer credit, but as a prerequsite clearance only. Prerequisite clearance forms are available on the Prerequisites webpage maintained by the Admissions Office Evaluations Unit.

Non-Accredited Regional Colleges

Students may receive up to 18 quarter units of elective credit for coursework completed at a college accredited by other associations recognized by the Council of Postsecondary Accreditation (COPA).

This credit is not transferable to meet bachelor’s degree requirements. Official transcripts should be mailed or submitted to Admissions and Records.

Non-Accredited Colleges 

Transfer credit will be denied in cases in which transfer work is completed at an institution that is not accredited or is not accredited by a recognized accrediting body.

Transfer Credit from Other Institutions

Students who have attended other colleges and universities can have their courses evaluated for transfer credit. Only lower division (e.g. freshman and sophomore level) transfer credit from schools accredited by a regional institutional accrediting organization can be evaluated. Students must provide official transcripts to the Admissions and Records Office for evaluation. To be official, transcripts must either be sent directly from the issuing school or hand delivered in their original sealed college envelope.

Students who have attended any foreign institution should first meet with a counselor or advisor to review their coursework since foreign transfer credit has several limitations.


Students who would like registration prerequisite cleared with course completed at another regionally accredited school need to submit their unofficial transcript together with their prerequisite clearance to the Admissions and Records Office.

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