Transfer to MCC!

Mail transcripts and request for evaluation forms to:
McHenry County College
8900 U.S. Hwy 14
Crystal Lake, IL 60012

Traditional Credit

  • Evaluation of Credits

    Credits earned at other regionally accredited colleges/universities for transfer to McHenry County College are evaluated upon request by the student.

    1. Declare your degree/certificate intention on the application or this Request for Evaluation Form. Transfer credit is awarded only for those hours applicable to your declared degree/certificate program.
      • If you submitted a transcript previously but did not declare your degree intention, your transcript may not have been evaluated. You will need to complete a Request for Evaluation Form.
        1. Download the form
        2. Fill in the blanks
        3. Either e-mail to or print the form and mail it to Admissions
    2. Send official transcripts from the institutions you previously attended to the Admissions office. If you attended more than one institution, coursework at each institution is evaluated independently. An official transcript must be requested from each institution.

      MCC accepts electronic college transcripts through eSCRIP-SAFE® and Parchment. If your current/previous college or university offers this option, please be sure to follow their instructions carefully. MCC is a participating member of eSCRIP-SAFE and has a secure account for delivery.

      Electronic transcripts will only be official if they are sent through secure delivery to the McHenry County College - Undergraduate Admissions account. Transcripts sent to an MCC employee's email or MCC department email are recorded as unofficial.

    MCC will mail a copy of your evaluation in approximately 4 to 6 weeks.

  • Evaluation of Credit From A Foreign Country

    University/college coursework completed outside the United States must be submitted to an organization that specializes in evaluating foreign transcripts. MCC recommends use of Educational Credential Evaluators ( or Educational Perspectives ( for an official evaluation of earned foreign credentials.

    • You are responsible for all fees associated with credential evaluation.
    • “Catalog Match" or “Course-by-Course” evaluation reports will be accepted for credit transfer purposes. 
    • Course descriptions must accompany the “Course-by-Course” report.
    • All documents that you submit, or are submitted on your behalf, become the property of the College, and will not be released to you or any other party.

    The Credentials Evaluation Office at MCC will use the results of the evaluation report along with course descriptions to determine transfer of foreign credit to the College.

    Do you have other questions about attending MCC as an international student?

  • How will your courses transfer to MCC?

    MCC's transfer equivalency site is intended as a guide for you, the prospective transfer student. Please read the following information before you continue:

    The information in our Transfer Equivalency System (TES) is provided as a guide to how classes at your current or former school may transfer to MCC. The fact that a course appears in the list is no guarantee that the course will transfer in your individual case. Final determination of transfer credit acceptance is ultimately made by the credentials evaluation office.

    The Credentials Evaluation Office updates our TES frequently. Schools and courses are added to the list on a regular basis.

    • Courses that do not appear on this guide have not yet been evaluated or they are in the process of being evaluated and added to the system.
    • The catalog dates for each institution reflect the latest revision date for transfer equivalencies from that school.
    • Courses are subject to change as catalogs are received or course descriptions change. If you have questions about a specific course, please email

Credit For Prior Learning

Increasingly, colleges and universities are recognizing the fact that successful learning is not limited to the formal classroom. MCC has endorsed this principle in various ways that recognize competency and award credit toward graduation for learning acquired outside of the traditional college setting. You may be able to receive college credit for previous coursework, training, or examinations, thus shortening the amount of time it will take to complete a degree.

Students who plan to transfer after MCC should be aware that acceptance of credit for prior learning varies from institution to institution. Consider discussing these credit options with your MCC advisor:

For more information, please email