Frequently Asked Questions

Transcript Evaluation

When a student enrolls in classes, their transcripts are identified for evaluation processing. If the student submitted transcripts but did not enroll in classes, evaluation of the transcript will be delayed until the student enrolls in credit classes.

NOTE: Students must be enrolled in classes and paid in the current term to trigger Official Transcript Evaluation processing.

Schedule an appointment with your advisor if you attended another post-secondary institution, submitted the transcript, enrolled in classes, and the evaluation is not processed up to 4 weeks following the start of the term. Enrolled transfer students post-secondary transcript(s) are evaluated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Students that submit official and complete transcripts prior to the start of their first term of enrollment should check their myBC portal or Broward College student email for follow-up communication from the Evaluation team or their academic advisor.

Students can review their unofficial transcript through their myBC portal for evaluated coursework. The transcript log is also accessible to review when Broward College received their final and complete transcripts. Transcript Evaluation processing usually takes up to 4 weeks following the student's enrollment in classes. The following may cause delays in Official Transcript Evaluation processing:

  • Student declared an AA program objective and already earned an AA or higher degree
  • Transcripts received are not complete and have courses in progress
  • The post-secondary institution and/or course(s) require research

Students should speak with their Academic Advisor about the transferability of courses.

FERPA

An education record is any record, in any form or medium that is directly related to a student by way of personally identifiable information and is maintained by Broward College or an agent acting on behalf of Broward College.

FERPA requires institutions to define what it considers to be directory information and permits release of that information to third parties without consent from the student. Broward College defines directory information as the following:

  • Student's Name
  • Major academic program(s), dates of enrollment, and current enrollment status
  • Degrees and awards
  • Standing and degree level
  • Participation in officially recognized activities and sports

Students who do not want their directory/public information released to third parties must send an email to ferpa@broward.edu from their Broward College email account.

Students may give their parent(s) or guardian(s) permission to access their records by providing a signed and dated FERPA release form to any campus Admission or the College Registrar's Office at Broward College.

A parent or guardian may request access to their child's records and grades without student consent if he or she claims the student as a dependent according to the IRS tax code. Documentary evidence is required.

Information about grades and academic standing is accessible directly to students through their myBC portal. Most parents find out this information by asking their students. Doing so fosters trust and a sense of mutual respect and responsibility.

Florida Residency

Students seeking Florida residency for tuition purposes are required to submit documentation to prove their residency.

More information is available on the Florida College System site.

Under Florida law, being a legal Florida resident does not automatically qualify you for in-state tuition. A "Florida resident for tuition purposes" is a person who has, or a dependent person whose parent, guardian, or spouse has established and maintained legal residence in Florida for at least twelve consecutive months prior to the first day of the term. A parent is either one of the parents of the student, any guardian of the student, or any person in a parental relationship to the student.

All claimants for Florida residency for tuition purposes must submit a residency affidavit. New and readmission applicants should complete the Residency Affidavit at the time of application for admission/readmission.

DACA

The Deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) program was introduced in 2012 by President Barack Obama as a stopgap measure that would shield from deportation, people who were brought into the United States as children. DACA does not confer legal status upon an individual and may be terminated at any time.

DACA recipients are often referred to as Dreamers, after a similar piece of legislation called the Dream Act, which was introduced in 2001 and would have given its beneficiaries a path to American citizenship. They now fall between the ages of 16 and 35.

Participation in the DACA program comes with a range of benefits. Along with permission to remain in the country. Recipients can also get work permits.

The DACA program opened access to in-state tuition and state-funded grants and loans in some states. Florida provides that access through House Bill 851 (H.B. 851) for qualified students.

Additional FAQs

Do you have questions?


The Registrar’s team is prepared to respond to your questions about incoming and outgoing transcripts, accelerated credit (AP, AICE, IB, CLEP), diplomas, enrollment verification and FERPA permissions.