What can an evaluation do
How long does it
is a degree earned outside of the United States, viewed as equal to those
earned at a US regionally accredited college or university.
Credential evaluation is the conversion
of foreign or alternative academic credentials into U.S. or Canadian
educational equivalents. NAHE produces an individualized,
written report describing each certificate, diploma or degree
you have earned and specifying its standard U.S. or Canadian equivalent.
can an evaluation do for me?
By converting your educational
qualifications into standard U.S. or Canadian equivalents, the
evaluation allows academic institutions or employers in the U.S.
or Canada to understand them. It also gives you an indication of
what to expect when you present your educational credentials for
study or employment in the U.S. or Canada.
If you are seeking employment in a regulated
occupation, the professional association or agency needs to know whether or not your training
meets their educational standards required to practice in that country. NAHE
will prepare a report that shows how your education meets these
If you are seeking further education, institutions, colleges, and universities
need to know whether or not your credentials meet their admission
requirements or transfer credit requirements. First, contact
the institution, college or university and ask for details of its requirements
for international credential evaluations.
If you are seeking employment, employers need to know whether or not your
credentials meet their educational or training requirements for the job which
you have applied.
Most employers do not understand credentials from other countries. An evaluation report from the
National Academy of Higher Education Credential Evaluation
Service (NAHE) may help an employer understand your credentials.
Your NAHE evaluation report should be attached to your résumé/vita when you are applying for a
job. This will help an employer understand your education, and may increase your opportunity of being
selected for an interview.
If you are currently unemployed, contact your local employment agencies to request assistance.
Should you or your employment counselor have any questions about how NAHE is able to assist you
with the acceptance of your educational credentials, please contact NAHE directly at
NAHE@nahighered.org via email.
long does it take?
allow from two weeks for the completion of the evaluation
of your credential(s), to avoid missing important employment
opportunities or other deadlines. Have your evaluation done as early as possible
so that it will be ready when you need it.
Your NAHE evaluation will last for years. You can use it for employment and to meet your
immediate and future educational needs.
When is a degree earned outside of the United States, viewed as
equal to those earned at a US regionally accredited college or
NAHE has concluded that if the college
or university is licensed and/or registered with that country’s
Ministry of Education, it is reviewed to be equal of a
regionally or nationally accredited USA degree. ECE appears to
agree with us.
“If the institution in the home country is recognized by the
Ministry of Education, it is deemed to hold the equivalency of a
regionally accredited school in the US.”
James Frey, Ed.D., President
Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.