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Credential Evaluations

Education systems vary from country to country. Trust the trained professionals at FIS to know how credentials from a country compare in the U.S. Our foreign credential evaluation reports are not database-driven but rather individually researched and carefully crafted by a team of trained professionals. Each candidate’s documents are analyzed to determine the most accurate U.S. equivalent.

  • Document-by-Document Evaluations
  • Course-by-Course Evaluations
  • Reprints/Revisions

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Step One

Figure Out What Type of Report You Need

Document-by-Document Evaluations

A straightforward U.S. equivalency report

A Document-by-Document report evaluates each foreign academic program to determine its corresponding US educational equivalent. These reports are simpler than Course-by-Course evaluations, but they include all the basic criteria expected by potential employers, schools, universities, and licensing boards including institutional accreditation/recognition, program duration, dates of study, and entrance requirements. For an additional fee, the report may be modified to include a cumulative grade point average (GPA) per program/degree.

In some circumstances, FIS will evaluate work experience to determine educational equivalencies based on regulatory guidelines for clients seeking to meet U.S. immigration requirements (for example, H-1B visa petitioners). Clients may also want to review the information for Expert Opinion evaluations.

Please check with the institution or agency to which you will submit the evaluation report to determine if a Document-by-Document evaluation meets their requirements. The Document-by-Document is typically used for immigration, military enlistment, or general employment.

TimingPricing
Same Day$265
Next Day$205
One Week$155
Two Weeks$110

*If you require a document-by-document evaluation with GPA Modification, an additional $50 fee will apply.

**English translations (preferably certified translations) are required for all non-English documents that are necessary to perform an evaluation. FIS offers translation services (these fees and turnaround are in addition to the evaluation price and processing). Our customer service will contact you with a translation quote if you request it.

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Course-by-Course Evaluations

A thoroughly detailed U.S. equivalency report including subjects, credits, and grades

A Course-by-Course report evaluates each foreign academic program to determine its corresponding US educational equivalent. These reports are far more detailed than Document-by-Document evaluations. In addition to discussing institutional accreditation/recognition, program duration, dates of study, and entrance requirements, this comprehensive report includes a listing of the coursework completed within each program, along with the equivalent US credit hours and US grade per subject.

Course-by-Course evaluations are typically requested for:

Education (including transfer credit)

Teacher certification

Professional licensure

Course-by-Course Evaluations are typically used for education (admission/transfer) and professional licensure purposes.

TimingPricing
One Week$375
Two Weeks$295
One Month$245

**English translations (preferably certified translations) are required for all non-English documents that are necessary to perform an evaluation. FIS offers translation services (these fees and turnaround are in addition to the evaluation price and processing). Our customer service will contact you with a translation quote if you request it.

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Reprints/Revisions

Only the individual or organization who requested and paid for the original report can apply for a revision. A revision should be requested when new evidence is submitted or preferential changes requested.

Please send your revision and reprint requests for Expert Opinion letters or translations without evaluations directly to info@fis-web.com.

ItemDocument-by-DocumentCourse-by-Course
Reprint$30 (electronic or paper)$30 (electronic or paper)
Availability5 years beyond original issue date5 years beyond original issue date
Revision$55$110
Estimated Turn Around2 business days1 week

**English translations (preferably certified translations) are required for all non-English documents that are necessary to perform an evaluation. FIS offers translation services (these fees and turnaround are in addition to the evaluation price and processing). Our customer service will contact you with a translation quote if you request it.

Step Two

Create an FIS Account

When you are ready to order a report:

  • Create an account
  • Complete application and submit payment through your account

Purchase a credential evaluation by creating an account and filling in the information about yourself and your academic history. We will take care of the rest.

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Step Three

Upload Your Documents

Once you have submitted your completed application, please mail us your original transcripts and diplomas. You will receive your originals back via mail, with tracking.

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