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Non-District Courses

Graduation credit for Online, Off Campus and College Courses

Non-District Course Intent form

 2019-2020 School Year

Application for Graduation Requirement Fulfillment Via Outside Institution for 2019-2020 School Year  

This application notifies the counseling office at your student's school that they are intending to take a course to fulfill a graduation requirement outside of SRVUSD.  It is important for sites to have this information for planning purposes.

Please note that the automated email confirming your student’s submission will be the only confirmation you will receive.  If you have questions regarding this procedure, please contact your student’s counselor.

Adding a Course to the SRVUSD Transcript 

Once a course is complete, students must request that it be added to their transcript via the application below.

SRVUSD Non-District Course - Application to place credit on SRVUSD Transcript

Deadlines for the 2019-2020 school year are tentative

ADDING A NON-DISTRICT COURSE TO AN SRVUSD TRANSCRIPT - Transcripts for courses taken outside of SRVUSD to be placed onto the student's SRVUSD transcript are due to the student's high school counseling office as follows:

  • By Friday, January 24, 2020 - for seniors wishing to include the courses on their mid-year transcripts being sent to colleges/universities.
  • By Friday, March 13, 2020 - for all other fall term classes.
  • By Friday, May 22, 2020 - for seniors to go on final transcript OR for high school graduation requirements
  • In order to be eligible for placement on the SRVUSD transcript, the course must have been completed after June 1, 2019.  
  • Please complete the form in the link above and attach it to your transcript.

Click here for the SRVUSD Non District Course Policy.

NDC Disclaimers

The SRVUSD Personalized Learning Options provide students with much flexibility and choice.  Please be aware of the following when making choices about your program of study:

When you take a course outside of the district, the content curriculum may differ from same or similar courses offered within SRVUSD.  You may not learn all of the material that is covered in the SRVUSD course.  

In addition, at this time you may or may not be aware of the future colleges to which you might apply during your senior year.  However, you need to be able to make careful and informed decisions.  Please note that many private colleges do not permit students to earn dual credit for college courses taken while in high school.  For example, this means that if a student takes a transferrable course at DVC and elects to place that course/credits/grade onto her/his SRVUSD transcript, then the student attends a private college directly after high school, the student will not be awarded college credit for the course, and will need to retake the course in college.  Ultimately, it is a student's college application GPA that is factored into a college's admissions decision, not her/his high school transcript GPA. GPAs are recalculated by the college during the admissions process, according to the admission requirements for that particular school.  The college application GPA will include all college preparatory work completed at any accredited and approved institution, according to that college's admissions standards. 


Courses and Institutions - Advancement

Approved Courses and Institutions for Summer Advancement 

as of 2/12/19

The list in the above link is a fairly comprehensive list of courses and institutions that are most commonly used for Advancement purposes.  The information presented is accurate as of the above date for the 2019-2020 school year.  However, it is the student's/parent's responsibility to verify that institutions still have the necessary accreditation and that courses are still UC approved, by going to the links below prior to enrolling in a course. (Accreditation and UC approval can change from year to year.)

If you have questions about a specific course or institution that you do not see on the list, check first to see if they have the necessary accreditation,  UC approval and that they issue letter grades and official transcripts.  If they don't, then they probably are not acceptable. 

If students have questions, they should confirm eligibility with their counselor prior to enrolling in the course.


Courses and Institutions - Graduation Requirement Fulfillment

Approved Courses and Institutions for Graduation Requirement Fulfillment  

as of 2/25/19
  • This list is NOT a complete list of courses that can be taken.  It would be impossible to compile a list that would include every course that could be taken. If there is a course that you would like to take but it is not listed, then make sure:
    • The Institution is WASC accredited
      • Institutions that have only Supplemental accreditation do not qualify (i.e. Art of Problem Solving, John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, UC Scout, Language Bird, etc.)
    • The course is UC Approved 
    • The Institution issues letter grades
    • The Institution issues official transcripts
  • If it does not meet even one of these criteria, then it cannot be used. 
  • If there is any question as to whether or not a particular course that you are interested in taking is okay to use for high school credit, then check with your counselor.

The information presented in the link above is accurate as of the above date for the 2019-2020 school year.  However, it is the student's/parent's responsibility to verify that institutions still have the necessary accreditation and that courses are still UC approved by going to the links above prior to enrolling in a course. (Accreditation and UC approval can change from year to year.)


NDC Policy Explained

SRVUSD will provide credit towards graduation for completion of accredited online courses, off-campus courses and college courses. A total of 40 credits from non-district courses can be included on the official SRVUSD transcript.

  • Students are able to put up to 40 credits of non-SRVUSD coursework on their high school transcript  but are limited to 20 credits per academic year, and 20 credits in any given subject area.

    • Heritage language school credits are not included in the 40-credit total.
    • Courses taken at SRVUSD Summer School for remediation, high school graduation requirement completion, or summer advancement are not included in the 40-credit total.
    • A 1 to 2 credit college course is the equivalent to 5 SRVUSD credits.  A 3 credit course (or higher) is the equivalent to 10 SRVUSD credits.
  • Students will have two opportunities each year to submit official transcripts in order for  non-SRVUSD coursework credit to be placed on their SRVUSD transcripts:

    • September 15 for the previous spring and summer semesters.
    • March 1 for the fall semester of the current academic year.
    • The form for submitting non-SRVUSD coursework will be available in the fall.
  • Once a non-SRVUSD course has been placed onto a student’s official SRVUSD transcript, it cannot be removed.

  • A student taking a graduation requirement outside of SRVUSD (e.g. Algebra I) must place that grade on the transcript.

  • It is the responsibility of the parent/student to determine if the non-District course is accepted by the UC/CSU system, private colleges and universities, out-of-state institutions, or NCAA as fulfilling entrance requirements. It is the responsibility of the parent/student to check with an admissions officer from each campus to which you intend to apply.

  • Courses taken through providers that are WASC-accredited as Supplementary Ed will not be accepted for credit.

  • SRVUSD will not proctor outside exams.

Middle School Students:

  • Eighth grade students are welcome to start (and complete) a course for advancement in the spring; however, it will not be put on the student’s high school transcript for credit (a note will be made in the comments section: “math course taken for advancement”, if applicable)

  • If current eighth grade students wish for a summer course to be put on their high school transcript, they must complete the course after they promote from middle school, in the summer after eighth grade.

  • Algebra 1 is a graduation requirement, so it must be completed AFTER promotion from 8th grade.  

Weighted Class (Board Policy):

According to School Board Policy:

(1) Grades from non-district courses will be weighted if:

(a) The equivalent course is offered and weighted in SRVUSD or

(b) A comparable course is not offered and the course being taken is transferable to the UC and/or CSU systems for college credit.