RESPONSE: Accreditation from the National
Board of Education, Inc., from our affiliate status means
that your degree will have approval by Evaluation & Attestation
of Educational Credentials by The National Academy of Higher
Education, (NAHE). NAHE has determined that the degrees awarded
have been found to be the equivalent to the same studies which
would be undertaken in the United States at a regionally,
accredited University, College or institute. You may obtain
an individualized Attestation Report of this equivalency for
As such, your degree can be attested as to their
equivalence to regionally accredited degrees through
the world renowned Interfaith Education Ministries Credentials
Evaluation Service. IEM supports our degree holders by
attesting equivalency of their degrees to regionally accredited
Authentication consists of a notarized document attached
to your degree,
stating that the attached degree document has been fully earned,
and granted. The authentication prepares your degree document
to be taken before your
secretary of state or embassy where it can be Apostilled,
if you wish.
(check to see if this is the procedure in your country).
You may order a special notarized document that may be used
to have your diploma authenticated by the Authentication Office
of the United States Department of State, or another country.
This notarized document attests to the authenticity
of the degree certificate which is attached to a copy of your
Many clients report that Authentication/Notary is all that
is needed (without the Apostille). The Authentication document
The Apostille (with official seal) legalizes the notarized
authenticity report of your degree and transcripts. Once it
is Apostilled, if your country
is one of the members of the Hague Convention found at
your country will automatically recognize your degree as being
Your documents will be apostilled at a US Secretary of State
This can be done in any state (legally it does not matter
which state Apostilles them). This month all Apostilles are
being done in Arizona. The fee for a State Apostille is $695
(subject to change). This process takes approximately 10 business
If you wish to have them Apostilled in WA DC the fee is $1200.
NOTE: If the country in which you intend to use your degree
is not a member of
the Hague Convention, you will need a Certificate of Authentication
We can provide a Certificate of Authentication including the
Embassy Seal of the country
in which you will be using your degree, if the embassy is
present in WA DC).The total fee is $1800.
An Attestation Report is a document that attests that your
equivalent to a regionally accredited US or Canadian degree.
We recommend that you have your documents evaluated by any
of the following institutes:
NAHE at https://www.marketrends.net/advanced/Attestationreport.htm
WES at http://www.universityservices.net/about.htm
IEM at http://www.interfaithedu.org
These institutes guaranty to all holders of BSU/Saint Regis
degrees, an official
report of US equivalency.