About Evaluation World - Credential Evaluation Agency
Foreign education is evaluated by independent private evaluation agencies who provide foreign credential evaluation services. If you have a degree or diploma from a foreign country it is necessary to have your educational background formally assessed for employment, further education or immigration purposes. A foreign credential evaluation agency like Evaluation World provides this service.
The U.S. Network for Education Information, part of the Department of Education, states at http://www.ed.gov "Credential evaluation services are independent organizations that perform analyses of non-U.S. qualifications and issue recommendations as to how a particular qualification compares to a similar qualification or set of qualifications in the U.S. education system, labor market or the professions."
Our credential evaluators have years of training and experience in international education and have completed thousands of U.S. educational equivalency reports for USCIS (Immigration), Employment and University Admissions. They keep abreast of changes in educational systems around the world through Independent research and membership of professional associations like Association of International Educators (NAFSA), American Evaluation Association (AEA)and European Association of International Education (EAIE).
Our Credential Evaluation Process
To prepare a thorough and professional credential evaluation, Evaluation World:
- Verifies the recognition of tertiary-level institutions by the Ministry of Education of the countries where the education was obtained.
- Evaluates foreign secondary level credentials to establish U.S. high school diploma comparability.
- Evaluates foreign tertiary level credentials to establish U.S. university degree comparability. U.S. degree equivalence is based upon the content of the program, the number of years of full-time study and the perception of the degree in the home country. Where an equivalent degree has not been obtained, credits toward a degree are based on submitted academic records, which provide either the unit credits or the clock hours of instruction. All transfer credit is based on the assumption that one-year of study or its equivalency in another country is worth no more than one year of credit at a United States institution.
- Reviews all UNESCO treaties and standards of Good Practices adopted by member states to determine if applicant country is a party to and have adopted such treaties and standards of Good Practices.
- Reviews UNESCO Recommendation on the Recognition of Studies and Qualifications in Higher Education 1993.