Transcript Evaluations

HIT/CIM Department Transfer Credit Policy

  •  The following HIT courses will be considered for transfer credit if they were completed at a regionally-accredited institution AND through a CAHIIM-Accredited HIT Program or an AHIMA-Approved Coding Program: HIT  101, HIT 102, HIT 200, HIT 202, HIT 203, HIT 205, HIT 210, HIT 220, HIT 230, HIT 240, HIT 255, and HIT 265. 

  • Transfer credit will not be awarded for HIT 275, HIT 280, HIT 284 or HIT 285.

  • The following CIM courses will only be considered for transfer credit if they are from a regionally-accredited college or university CIM program that is NCRA-accredited: CIM 100, CIM 125, CIM 150, CIM 202, CIM 225, CIM 250.

  • Transfer credit will not be awarded for CIM 275.

  • For department requirements other than the courses listed above, transfer credit will be considered from any regionally-accredited college or university in the United States, or from an international college or university deemed equivalent by an independent transcript evaluation service.

  • Coursework from Health IT Workforce Training programs is not accepted toward the Medical Coding, HIT, or CIM programs.

    The above policies are Department-approved as of January 2015.

For transcript evaluations toward major requirements and/or general education requirements, follow the steps below. NOTE: This service is ONLY for students in the HIT/CIM/Medical Coding programs. All other majors need to go through the Academic Counseling Center.

1. Order Official Transcripts from all colleges attended following these instructions.

2. You will receive an email to your pipeline email once SBCC has received your transcripts. 

3. Email Gwyer Schuyler, Counselor, at, with the subject line Transcript Evaluation Request. Include your student ID number, major and colleges attended. Also include how many units you would like to take each Fall and Spring semester and whether you want to take Summer classes. Gwyer will email your evaluation results and a Student Educational Plan (SEP). **Consider our course load guidelines in deciding how many units to take.

4. If you have healthcare-related licenses or credentials that you would like considered in order to waive requirements, see these department policy course waivers. Email a copy of your license or credential to Gwyer at and include your student ID number.

5. The evaluation results and educational planning information will be emailed to your Pipeline e-mail account. Prerequisite holds associated with HIT/CIM course work will be cleared based on evaluation results.

  1. SBCC reserves the right to request further documents as needed to conduct an evaluation.

  2. In some cases, evaluation of courses for subject and/or unit credit must be reviewed by the SBCC department offering a similar course.
  1. For international transcript evaluation procedures, students must provide an official evaluation of student's transcripts completed by an independent transcript evaluation service. All agencies accredited by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE) will be accepted.

  2. All agencies are private organizations.  It is the responsibility of the student to pay for the services rendered.

  3. You should request a detailed or comprehensive report that includes a course-by-course review with unit value, grade, and lower/under division breakdown. 

  4. It is important for the student to provide complete and accurate information, following the specific directions of the respective agencies.

  5. Have the official evaluation report sent to SBCC according to these instructions.