What is a credential evaluation?
A credential evaluation compares academic and professional degrees earned in one country to academic and professional degrees earned in another. Colleges, universities, employers and governments use credential evaluations to evaluate foreign education as part of the admission or hiring process.
Acquiring a credential evaluation from ECE will ensure your foreign education is fully understood by colleges, universities, and employers within the U.S.
Who needs a credential evaluation?
If you're coming to the U.S. from another country and need to convert the academic credentials you earned in that country, you'll need a credential evaluation. This will help colleges, universities, and employers within the U.S. understand your academic credentials and qualifications.
Which type of credential evaluation is right for me?
The exact credential evaluation report you need will vary depending on the reason you need a report. We recommend contacting the school, employer, or licensing board to which you are applying to find out which type of report it requires. Visit our Services and Fees page for more detailed information on the types of reports we offer including:
- Sample Reports
- Rush Service
- Delivery Options
How much does a credential evaluation cost?
The cost of a credential evaluation depends on which type of evaluation you are ordering. Additional fees for rush service, copies and delivery may also affect your evaluation 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 my evaluation report?
Processing times may vary, but typically a report is completed within an average of 5 business days of receiving all required documentation and fees. We also offer Rush Service.
I already have an evaluation report, and now I need a new type of report. What should I do?
If you need a different type of evaluation report, or you have new credentials that you need to evaluate, you must complete and submit a new application form, including the applicable fees and educational documents according to current ECE® documentation requirements.
Start a new application.
I already have an evaluation report, but I have additional documents that I would like evaluated. What should I do?
If you have completed your foreign degree or diploma program within 5 years of receiving an ECE® Evaluation Report, you may be eligible to add your final degree or diploma to the report with our Report Update option.
If you have new credentials that you need to evaluate, you must complete and submit a new application form, including the applicable fees and educational documents according to current ECE® documentation requirements.
Start a new application.