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.

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.

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:

Credit by Examination

MCC awards college credit to students who earn acceptable scores on the following standardized subject exams:

Credit for Military Learning

The Joint Services Transcript (JST) documents professional military education, training and occupation experiences of service members and veterans. The American Council on Education (ACE) collaborates with the U.S. Department of Defense to review military training and experiences and recommend appropriate college credit. Credit may be awarded based upon ACE recommendations. For more information on JST, please visit, and choose ‘continue to this website’.

Credit for Workplace Learning

MCC awards college credit for specific industry, national, and state certifications. Consider discussing these credit options with your MCC advisor or Department Chair:

For more information, please email