Transcript Requests from Previous Institutions

Student Records is responsible for maintaining the accuracy and security of academic records for the college.  In-person services to students are provided at each Central Piedmont campus.

If you have not completed an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution, your high school transcript is required in order for you to be admitted to a Central Piedmont program of study or to obtain financial aid. You may send your official first semester high school transcript to give you a placement test waiver, but you will be notified to send another official transcript once you graduate. Only a graduated transcript will be marked official and can make you eligible for a degree and/or financial aid.

To transfer credits from a previously-attended institution or from the military to Central Piedmont, have an official copy of all transcripts sent to the Central Piedmont Student Records office. Central Piedmont accepts official transcripts sent electronically, by mail, by fax, or brought in in-person. Faxed transcripts must be faxed directly from the college or high school. Mailed or faxed records service requests should be sent to:

Central Piedmont Student Records
PO Box 35009
Charlotte, NC 28235-5009
Fax: 704.330.6007

Transcripts that mailed in or brought in in-person will only be accepted if they are sealed; once a transcript is opened, it is no longer official.

Sending Transcripts from Previous Institutions to Central Piedmont

Transcript Evaluation

There is no charge for a college transcript evaluation at Central Piedmont, but international transcript evaluators do charge to translate and evaluate transcripts. Usually there is a 24 to 48 hour turnaround time for transcript evaluations. If you need faster turnaround contact the Transcript Evaluation Office. If you receive transfer credit, you will receive an email at your Central Piedmont email address once your transcript evaluation is complete. You can view the transferred courses and for which Central Piedmont courses you received credit as a result of your transcript evaluation in MyCollege under “Transcript.” All transferred courses will appear on your transcript with a grade of TR. Transfer courses do not impact financial aid.

  • Transferable Credit

    Central Piedmont accepts credits for courses passed with a grade of “C-” or better. Only A, B, C, and Passed (P) grades that are equated to a “C-” or higher are transferred. D grades are not transferred. Grades are not transferred, only the credit hours.

    All college-level courses with a grade of “C-“ or higher and a Central Piedmont course equivalent will transfer, regardless of the program of study. If one of the courses you took at another college is not equivalent to a Central Piedmont course, but you think it meets the course requirements, provide a course description from the college catalog; final decision will be made by the department. Transfer credits will always appear on your Central Piedmont transcript. However, some departments may have a time limit on courses that will apply toward your program of study (ex: computers/accounting/health sciences). Credit by exam, or CLEP, can be requested for some courses.

    Regional accreditation is the educational accreditation of schools, colleges, and universities in the U.S. by one of seven regional accrediting agencies. The seven regionally accrediting agencies are: Middle States Commission on Higher Education, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (aka Higher Learning Commission), Northwest Accreditation Commission, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. Online regionally-accredited college credits are transferable.

    Note that a diploma is not sufficient for evaluation. Central Piedmont requires an official transcript on file. In extreme cases, where the transcript was destroyed by war in a foreign country or proof of records  was destroyed by a disaster (flood or fire), you may meet with the Dean for Admissions, Records, Registration, and Graduation to discuss a possible transcript waiver.

  • Questions or Concerns About Your Transcript Evaluation

    You might not receive credit for all courses. For example, if you didn’t successfully complete a course, Central Piedmont does not have an equivalent to the course(s), the timeframe has expired (example, business, computer, accounting, etc.), the courses are graduate level, or if the previously-attended college isn’t regionally accredited. Please contact the Transcript Evaluation Office if you feel there is an error with your transcript evaluation. If you transfer in college-level English and math, but your record indicates that the placement test is required, this is because Central Piedmont has a mandatory placement test policy. However, by transferring college English and math you can receive a placement test waiver.