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FAQs for Individuals Applying to Study in Canada

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Credential Evaluation?


Are you an individual thinking about ordering an ECE® report? Before applying, there are a few things you should know.

Are you an individual looking to order an ECE® report? To get started, you will need to create an online ECE® account. Learn how in this video.

General Questions

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What is a credential assessment?

A credential assessment or evaluation compares academic and professional degrees earned in one country to academic and professional degrees earned in another. Colleges and universities use credential assessment reports to evaluate foreign education as part of the admission or hiring process.

Acquiring an assessment report from ECE will ensure your foreign education is fully understood by colleges and universities within Canada.

How much does an assessment cost?

The cost of an assessment depends on which type you are ordering. Additional fees for rush service, copies and delivery may also affect your cost.

Visit our Services and Fees page for pricing information.

Do you evaluate work experience?

No, we only evaluate academic work and educational credentials. 

How long will it take to prepare the assessment report?

Due to current high volume, order processing may take approximately three weeks from the date we receive all required information. Processing time can vary and does not include delivery time, weekends, or holidays. 

If you have a deadline, ECE offers a 5 Business Day Rush Service ($80) and delivery options. More information is available on the Services and Fees page of this website.

Does ECE provide Educational Credential Assessments (ECA's) for immigration purposes?

At this time, ECE only provides academic assessments for individuals interested in studying in Canada. If you need an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) for immigration purposes, please visit the Government of Canada website to learn more. 

Questions about Copies

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Can I order copies of my assessment report?

Yes, you can order copies of the report for up to 5 years from the date the report was first issued. After five years applicants are no longer able to order copies of their report.

Log into your account to order copies of a previously prepared report.

See our Order a Copy page for information about pricing, rush service and delivery options.

Academic Records Release Form

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Where can I find the Academic Records Release Form?

You can download the Academic Records Release Form in the following languages: