All secondary education (not U.S. accredited) completed outside of the United States must be evaluated by an independent international credential evaluation. There are 196 countries in the world today.

The process of grade conversion to U.S. equivalencies requires many variables to arrive at an fair assessment of individual achievement. Therefore, to make grading scales including their definitions and distributions meaningful in a U.S. context we require the World Education Services evaluation or Josepf Silney & Associates, Inc. (members of the National Associate of Credential Evaluation Services-

All secondary education transcripts of academic coursework done outside the U.S. must be evaluated by World Education Services (WES) or Josepf Silney & Associates, Inc.. The Transcripts will be sent from the evaluator directly to International Student & Scholar Services. The transcript evaluation cost is paid for by the student. Expert transcript evaluations are the standard academic best practice. An independent third-party evaluation to verify secondary school transcripts is required.

· Secondary School (High School) Course Listing - is a basic statement comparability plus a listing of classes taken at the high school level. This type of evaluation is recommended for first-time applicants to US higher education institutions.

· Course-by-Course Evaluation - consists of the basic statement of comparability and lists your courses (at the University/Postsecondary level) with the comparable U.S. grades and credits. This type of evaluation is usually needed for students transferring to U.S. institutions with previous university-level study from outside the U.S.
Much of the submission can be done online directly at their website.
World Evaluation Services (WES):

Josepf Silney & Associates, Inc.
International Education Consultants: Foreign Credential Evaluation and Translation

This website is specifically for students who want to study in the United States.
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