General Education Reciprocity
The San José/Evergreen Community College District has entered into a mutual agreement with other Region 4 Community Colleges to accept the General Education of these colleges “as completed.” In addition to Evergreen Valley College, participating institutions include:
- De Anza
- Las Positas
- San José City
- West Valley
The reciprocity agreement allows students who obtain a certification of completion of Associate degree General Education (GE) requirements at one of the participating colleges to transfer both the GE coursework and graduation proficiencies/competencies to any of the other participating colleges. No additional coursework to meet local GE nor graduation proficiencies/competencies will be required if the official certification is presented. Students will still be required to complete all courses or prerequisites and residency requirements needed for the major. The agreement also means that the other participating colleges will accept the Evergreen Valley College GE pattern when presented with official certification.
The process for obtaining a Certification of Completion of EVC’s General Education is the following:
- Student works with a counselor and requests General Education Certifications from the Office of Admissions and Records for verification.
- Official reciprocity certification will be completed by the counselor, verified by the evaluations specialist, and mailed to the community college of transfer. Student will be given a copy of the certification.
- If transcripts are to be used from other colleges, official copies must be on file with the Office of Admissions and Records.
- Evergreen Valley College will honor the certification presented from the participating college only if it is transmitted in the same manner as an official transcript. Student copies will not be honored.
Please note that only community colleges listed above participate in the agreement at this time, and these agreements are subject to change.
According to Title 5 requirements, beginning Fall 2009, English Composition (English 001A) and Intermediate Algebra (Math 013) are required for all Associates Degrees. Please note that Title 5 requirements supersede local reciprocity agreements. Check with a counselor by calling (408) 270-6475 or visiting the counseling office at SC-250 for a counseling appointment.