Students are required to have official transcripts from each college/university previously attended sent directly to the Admissions Office, regardless of whether credit was earned from that college/university.
Baton Rouge Community College accepts credits from institutions accredited by one of the regional accrediting agencies/commissions at the time the credits were earned. The initial evaluation of transfer work is conducted by the Registrar's Office to determine acceptance of credit. The applicability of transfer credits to a specific degree program is determined by the academic dean of that degree program.
Some courses transferred into BRCC may not apply to a specific degree program. Students should refer questions about transferring courses into degree programs to the appropriate academic dean's office.
Once completed, the official evaluation of credits can be viewed online via LOLA. The evaluation will list all courses that have transferred into BRCC. The evaluation on LOLA denotes the LOLA course numbers, where appropriate, for those courses that are equivalent to BRCC courses. Courses listed with no BRCC course number are considered transferable, but a course equivalency could not be assigned. For a quick reference of transfer equivalencies within the State of Louisiana, please consult the Board of Regent's Articulation Matrices for General Education, Business, and Natural/Biological Sciences courses.
Transcript Evaluation TimelineHow long does it take for my official college transcript to be evaluated?
Our department evaluates hundreds of transcripts each month. Evaluations are completed in the order they are received. Evaluations are not processed until all official transcripts are received. During peak times transcript evaluations may take longer to complete. Please be patient. According to BRCC policy, transcript evaluations should occur within the student’s first semester of attendance. This may take up to 16 weeks.