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

*Applicants with degrees from Indian institutiions should consult with their admissions officer before choosing an agency.

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.

Special note for applicants with three-year undergraduate degrees from non-U.S. colleges & universities: In some situations, three-year degrees can be considered equivalent to a four-year U.S. Bachelor’s degree. In these cases, applicants can apply to the Carey Business School. Before you begin your application and the credential evaluation process, please contact the Admissions Officer for your program for further guidance. Typically, WES (World Education Services) is the only credential evaluation agency that will consider 3 year degrees as being equivalent to a U.S. Bachelor’s degree. Applicants can get a preview of how their degree will be evaluated by using a free tool at the World Education Services website:


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
Web site:

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
Telephone: (414) 289-3400
Web site:

International Education Research Foundation
P.O. Box 3665
Culver City, CA 90231
Telephone: (310) 258-9451
Web site:

*Applicants with degrees from Indian institutiions should consult with their admissions officer before choosing an agency.

A note for wes evaluation applicants

Due to changes in documentation requirements by WES, applicants with degrees from Indian institutions should consult with their admissions officer before choosing an angency.

A WES (World Education Services) evaluation is required of all international students who have studied outside of the United States. All transcripts from non-US educational institutions  must be sent directly to WES by the issuing institution. This is a requirement before admission can be granted.

You can apply for your evaluation on the WES website, and should apply for the course-by-course evaluation if you have completed any university-level coursework. It is critical that you read and follow the "Required Documents" information specific to your country of study to ensure that your evaluation is completed as quickly as possible. If your transcripts and diplomas are not in English, you must provide a translation.

You will need to list Johns Hopkins University – Carey Business School in Baltimore, Maryland as a recipient of your WES evaluation.

Once all the required documentation has been received by WES, the evaluation takes 7 business days.

You will find all the information you need at

a note for ece applicants

A note to ece applicants

To request an evaluation report, please visit our website at, click "For Individuals," and follow the 5 Easy Steps to Apply.

ECE requires a verification report to be sent directly to ECE by the CDGDC or CHESICC, depending on your highest level of education completed in China.

China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC)
B-17, Tongfang Scientific Plaza
No.1, Wangzhuang Road
Haidian District, Beijing 100083
Tel: 010-82379480
Fax: 010-82379491
Website:  or

China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center (CHESICC)
Baiyan Building, NO.238 Beisihuan Zhong Road
Haidian District, Beijing 100191
Tel: 010-82199625
Fax: 010-62160938
Website:  or

We suggest that the report be sent to us via courier service. Please have it sent to the address below:

Educational Credential Evaluators
101 W. Pleasant St. Suite 200
Milwaukee WI 53212-3963

In addition to the verification report, please submit photocopies of official educational credentials, issued in Chinese with corresponding English translations. Send all those which apply to your educational history.

A note for ierf applicants

Applicants who have completed previous studies outside the United States and who are seeking admission to Johns Hopkins Carey Business School will need to have an evaluation report from IERF.

Please note these following steps in the evaluation process:

  1. Read through the required documentation and collect the necessary documents.
  2. Make use of IERF’s user-friendly, interactive online application.
  3. Request a detail report that is required by Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.
  4. Mail your documents to IERF along with your file number that you receive from the online application.
  5. Once all the required documents and fees are received, IERF will begin processing your evaluation report.
  6. A copy of the completed report will be sent directly to Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and you will receive your applicant copy.

To expedite the evaluation of your international studies for admission, apply online and be sure to list Johns Hopkins Carey Business School as the recipient of your report.

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