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What to Do After Receiving Your ECE Credential Evaluation

Guiding Your Journey
January 8, 2024
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Wondering what to do next after you've received your ECE® credential evaluation report? We've got you covered with practical tips on using your report for college admissions, professional licensing, job searches, and immigration.

International Student Thinking about the next steps after receiving their ECE credential evaluation report

Once you have your ECE® credential evaluation report, many opportunities await you in the United States or Canada. Wondering what to do next? We've got you covered with practical tips on using your report for college admissions, professional licensing, job searches, and immigration. Need extra copies? No worries – we'll help you order them. If things change and you need a different report, no problem. Your ECE® evaluation report  is more than just a document; it's your key to unlocking a world of possibilities. Let's navigate this journey together and make the most of it!

How Soon Will I Receive My Transcript Evaluation Report? 


One of your first questions may be, "How soon can I expect to receive my ECE® transcript evaluation report?" The processing time can vary depending on the volume of requests and the complexity of your credentials. Typically, ECE aims to complete the evaluation within an average of five business days after receiving all required documents. However, during peak times, the process may take a bit longer. Rest assured that ECE is dedicated to providing accurate and timely evaluations to help you move forward in your academic or professional journey. And you can track the progress of the report within your online account.   

How Can I Use My Credential Evaluation Report? 


Once you receive your ECE® evaluation report,  you might wonder about the practical applications of this document. The report serves as a comprehensive analysis of your educational credentials, converting them into terms that are easily understood by institutions, employers, and licensing boards. Here are some ways you can use your ECE® credential evaluation report:

  1. College and University Admissions:
    • Submit your ECE® report to educational institutions when applying for admission to academic programs. The evaluation report will help them understand the equivalency of your foreign credentials to the U.S. or Canadian education system.
  2. Professional Licensing:
    • If you are pursuing a licensed profession, such as nursing or dentistry, your ECE® report can be crucial for the licensing board to determine your eligibility.
  3. Employment Opportunities:
    • Present your ECE® report to potential employers to demonstrate the level of your education and the equivalency of your qualifications to the U.S. or Canadian standards.
  4. Immigration Processes:
    • Some immigration processes may require a credential evaluation. Your ECE® report can be submitted to immigration authorities as part of your application. Read more about the student visa process here.


How Can I Order Another Copy of My Credential Evaluation Report? 


Ordering additional copies of your ECE® credential evaluation report is a sensible step, as you may need to submit it to multiple institutions or employers. The process of ordering extra copies is straightforward and just requires a quick visit to ECE.org. You will log into your account and select “Order Additional Copies.” Additional information about ordering copies can be found here.


What If I Need a Different Type of Report? 


If your circumstances change, and you require a different type of evaluation report, ECE offers flexibility to meet your evolving needs. Whether you initially requested a general evaluation and now need a course-by-course evaluation, or vice versa, the process is manageable:

  1. Contact ECE® Customer Care:
    • Reach out to ECE's customer care specialists to discuss your specific  requirements. They are there to assist you and can guide you on the appropriate steps to take.
  2. Provide Additional Documentation:
    • Depending on the type of evaluation you need, you may be required to submit additional documentation.  Our evaluation staff will inform you if you need to submit additional documentation.
  3. Receive Your Updated Report:
    • Once the process is complete, you will receive the updated evaluation report reflecting the new type of evaluation you requested.


The Possibilities Are Limitless


Your ECE® evaluation report  is not just a piece of paper; it is a key that opens doors to a lot of opportunities. Whether you are aiming for higher education, professional licensing, or employment in the United States or Canada, the comprehensive analysis provided by ECE allows institutions and employers to understand the value of your foreign credentials.


If you ever find yourself in need of clarification, guidance, or changes to your evaluation, don't hesitate to reach out to ECE's dedicated customer care staff. They are there to assist you, ensuring that your experience with the evaluation process is smooth and tailored to your circumstances.


In the dynamic landscape of international education and professional development, your ECE® evaluation report  is a benefit. Embrace the possibilities it presents, and we hope it paves the way for success and fulfillment in your pursuit of academic and professional dreams in the United States or Canada.