Students are required to submit all official high school and/or college transcripts. Transcripts are considered official only when they bear the signature of the registrar or some other appropriate school official, the seal of the issuing school, and are mailed or submitted from the sending institution. Transcripts are also considered official if hand-carried in a sealed envelope from the institution. Transcripts become the property of COM and cannot be returned to the student. Transcripts will be kept on file for 90 days after the end of the term in which the transcript was received and will be destroyed if the student has not enrolled.
Evaluation of Transcripts for Transfer Students
Upon request the College will conduct a course-by-course evaluation of official transcripts from regionally accredited colleges and universities for students. To request an evaluation, complete the Transcript Evaluation form. All transcripts must be received and on file with the College before the Transcript Evaluation form is submitted.
When the evaluation is completed the student will be notified via their COM email account after which the equivalent courses may be viewed by going to their WebAdvisor account (see Unofficial Transcript). Credit from transfer institutions on quarter hours will be evaluated using a ratio of .667 quarter hours to 1 semester hour. Credit from transfer institutions on other calendar types will be evaluated using an appropriate ratio.
Evaluation of Transcripts from Other Countries
Transcripts that reflect completed course work from colleges or universities in other countries must, at the student’s expense, be analyzed by a professional evaluation service. For a list of preapproved agencies, contact the Admissions and Records Office or view the list at http://www.com.edu/international. The evaluation will be reviewed upon request by the College for acceptance before credit will be posted.