Credential Evaluation Agencies

Credential Evaluation Agencies

International Credential Evaluation Requirement

Applicants who hold degrees or who are currently pursuing degrees from non-U.S. institutions must have their academic records evaluated by one of the authorized credential evaluation agencies below before they can be considered for admission to a degree/certificate program. The credential evaluation must reflect the applicant have the equivalent of a U.S. Bachelor’s degree.

Please Note: Applicants who are currently pursuing a degree from a school outside of the U.S. and will not graduate by the Fall or Spring application deadline dates are required to submit a course by course evaluation of completed course work. If admitted, it will be with the condition that an updated evaluation of the conferred degree will be submitted

Why is Credential Evaluation Important?

Credential evaluation is used to assess a student's coursework against the U.S. grading system and to evaluate courses for possible transfer credit. Applicants should make arrangements with one of the authorized credential evaluation agencies below, for an evaluation of the degree, an assessment of the overall grade point average, and a course-by-course evaluation. These evaluations must meet the equivalency of a U.S. degree.

Authorized Agencies

Because fees and documents required for evaluations may vary by agency, applicants are encouraged to contact the agencies directly for additional information. Authorized agencies are:

World Education Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 5087
Bowling Green Station
New York, New York 10274-5087
Telephone: (212) 966-6311
Fax: (212) 739-6100
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Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
Telephone: (414) 289-3400
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International Education Research Foundation
P.O. Box 3665
Culver City, CA 90231
Telephone: (310) 258-9451
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WES is the only agency that will, under some circumstances, consider 3 year degrees as being equivalent to a U.S. Bachelor’s degree.