General Education and American Institutions Certification on Student Transcripts

Spring
2012
Resolution Number: 
13.03
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
General Concerns
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, California community colleges are permitted by the California State University (CSU) to certify the completion of the entire CSU-GE or IGETC general education areas or certify the partial completion of a CSU-GE or IGETC general education area and certify the completion of the CSU American Institution graduation requirement;

Whereas, Some community colleges indicate this certification on student transcripts, while other community colleges submit general education and American Institutions certification to receiving institutions on separate forms;

Whereas, An indication of partial or complete general education certification and American Institutions certification on student transcripts assists the CSU by providing complete information on one document for transcript evaluation and academic advising of incoming transfer students, assists the transfer student by eliminating the need to request that separate documents be sent to the CSU, reduces the chances of lost paperwork between institutions, and streamlines the admissions process; and

Whereas, While community colleges use a variety of student information systems and some may not currently be in a position to include general education completion on transcripts, others who do not currently include such information on transcripts may have the capacity to do so now, and movement toward electronic transcripts may allow more colleges to institute such practices in the near future;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage local colleges and districts to include whenever possible both partial and complete general education certification and American Institutions certification on student transcripts in order to simplify transfer and admission processes.

MSC Disposition: Local Senates

Status Report: 

I think we did try to urge colleges to do this. I am not sure there is a lot more for us to do.