Welcome to CMC! If you’ve attended another college and are looking to transfer to our wonderful school, the following information will guide you through everything you need to know. CMC has your back from the moment you apply to even after you graduate. You won’t regret it.
Transferring to Copper Mountain College
It may sound a little scary, but CMC has made transferring effortlessly simple. If you’re wondering what you have to do to transfer to Copper Mountain, all you need to do is follow along with the information gathered below.
- Apply to CMC
Prerequisite Verification allows you to register for classes based on prerequisite courses taken at another college, but it’s not an official evaluation of credit. Your counselor will complete prerequisite verifications during your First Year Plan (FYP) appointments.
Transfer students should email unofficial transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to scheduling your First Year Plan with a counselor.
Official Transcript Submission
Copper Mountain College accepts most transfer credits/units from accredited institutions. Military, CLEP, and Advanced Placement are other types of credit that may be accepted.
In order to have these units applied to your CMC student record, you should submit official transcripts from all institutions to:
Copper Mountain College
Attn: Admissions & Records
PO Box 1398
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
You may have completed coursework at an outside institution that may meet Associate Degree, Certificate, and General Education requirements. If so, then it’s recommended to submit a Transcript Evaluation Request with your counselor.
Transcript Evaluations take into account your classes at your previous school and award credit(s) from courses taken there.
Students who don’t intend to earn a degree or certificate at CMC, then you don’t need a transcript evaluation.
If you don’t intend to earn a degree or certificate at CMC, but intend to transfer to a 4-year university, speak with your Counselor about official general education certification. General education certification officially certifies that you have completed lower-division general education transfer requirements.
Certification ensures you won’t be required to repeat coursework at the university to meet these requirements. Official transcripts still need to be evaluated for CSU or IGETC GE certification.
Transcript Evaluations award credit(s) from courses taken at other academic institutions.
You can submit a Transcript Evaluation Request after the following requirements are met:
- The student has completed at least twelve (12) units at CMC or has a signed exemption
- Official transcripts are on file for all institutions included in the evaluation request
Evaluation of credit isn’t an automatic process. Schedule an appointment with a counselor to complete the Transcript Evaluation Request.
Please allow 6-8 weeks for the entire evaluation to be processed. You’ll receive an email notification to your campus email address when the evaluation is completed.
Contact the Admissions & Records office at the main campus or the Military Base office for additional assistance.
Thank you for choosing Copper Mountain College as your transfer college!