Other Prerequisites

Students that have completed one of the accepted methods of Alternative Evidence may use such evidence to clear a prerequisite at Saddleback College. Please see all accepted methods and procedures to clear all other prerequisites below:


High School Transcripts

District versions of a high school transcript Some prerequisites at Saddleback College may be cleared with high school transcripts. Please see the Saddleback College catalog or class schedule to determine if a high school transcript can be used to clear your prerequisite. Students may submit an unofficial or official school or district issued copy (not a student or parent portal version) of their high school transcripts.

Please note: foreign and home school transcripts are not accepted and some out of state transcripts may not qualify.

Only specific prerequisites can be cleared with high school transcripts.

A school or district issued transcript looks similar to the image on the right:


Other U.S. Regionally Accredited College Transcripts

Students that have completed coursework at other U.S. accredited college with completed and passed math courses with a grade of C or better may submit an unofficial or official transcript to clear a prerequisite.

  • All courses to be evaluated MUST be included on a transcript from where the course was taken. Transfer credits on a different college transcript cannot be used.
  • All unofficial College transcripts MUST include the student's name, the college name or logo.
  • Photos of documents taken with a phone or a camera cannot be used for prerequisite evaluations.
  • All courses to be evaluated must be completed and have a letter (C or above) or a credit (CR) grade.
  • Degree Audits or Checks are not considered transcripts and cannot be used for prerequisite evaluations.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Students that have submitted official copies of their transcripts to Saddleback College will not automatically have prerequisites courses evaluated. It is the Students responsibility to submit evaluation requests to the Matriculation office or the appropriate division office to have prerequisites cleared.

AP Exam Scores

Students may submit a College Board AP exam score report with a score of 3 or higher to clear some  prerequisites at Saddleback College.

Note: You must submit original College Board AP exam results with a score of 3 or higher to be accepted. If you are submitting the online version, please click on the "Download Score Report" link (see below) and submit that copy for evaluation.

Screenshot pointing to the link that says "Download Your Score Report"