Los Rios Community College District
Acceptable Foreign Transcript
Effective August 1, 2011, the Los Rios Community College District will accept
foreign transcripts evaluations from any agency that is a member of either
AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc) or NACES (The
National Association of Credential Evaluation Services).
For specific agencies that are member of AICE or NACES go to:
Official transcripts and/or evaluated foreign transcripts are used to:
- Verify that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications in the
discipline they are applying for. Please refer to the Minimum
Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community
Colleges available at:
- Establish salary/class placement of hired faculty with the Los Rios
Community College District. Once hired, the Human Resources staff will
evaluate the official transcript and/or the foreign transcript evaluation
documentation, for the highest class salary placement. Individuals who have
completed college or university course work at an institution in a
country other than the United States, that is not a postsecondary
institution accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the
U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Higher Education
Accreditation* (CHEA), must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign
transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents.
a. Unless the degree is a doctorate in the discipline being
taught, the highest class placement will be calculated by the number
of upper division/graduate units earned past a bachelor’s/master’s
degree. It is up to the applicant/employee, when they request their foreign
transcripts to be evaluated, to request to have the specific units
evaluated (i.e., include the number of units earned per course and
the level of the course taken [upper division, graduate, lower division,
undergraduate, etc.]). This evaluation will assist in getting placed
at the highest class placement if/when hired with the Los Rios
Community College District.
Please refer to:
for further details on class placement.
b. The above information
does not apply to Law degrees (J.D.). All J.D degrees must be earned
from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) or
the California Bar Association (CBA).
A list of schools accredited
by the ABA can be found at:
A list of schools accredited by the CBA can be found at:
* Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) was previously the
Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation (CORPA) and
CORPA was previously the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation (COPA).