A course-by-course, foreign transcript evaluation from a credential evaluation agency is required for college or university admission in the United States for course work completed at an institution in a country other than the United States. Foreign education is evaluated by independent private agencies who provide foreign credential evaluation services.

A  foreign transcript evaluation lists the courses the applicant has taken, the level of education, the number of years completed and the specialization in addition to the grades, the semester credit hours and the GPA equivalence in the United States. Course by course education evaluations are primarily used for continuation of education, including high school admission and college or university admission. An accurate and fair evaluation report can play a vital role in deciding your future.

Typically, a foreign transcript evaluation report states the following:

  • Dates of attendance and institution location
  • Profile of the institution and programs (entrance criteria, status of the institution in this country, typical and real length of study)
  • U.S. equivalent of each level of study and credential earned
  • List of courses/ subjects studied, major/ minor or area of concentration
  • US semester credit hours for each course studied based on instruction hours (lectures, laboratory, independent supervised course projects)
  • U.S. letter grades A, B, C, D, F for each course evaluated
  • Overall U.S. Grade Point Average (G.P.A.)