The United States of America has one of the highest education and job markets in the world and it attracts a lot of students for pursuing higher education or getting a job. But such diversity of applicants requires an evaluation of the foreign credentials by a credential evaluation agency. The agencies are known as independent entities which provide a common place for evaluating the educational and professional credentials. But why is this important? It is essential because it helps us to make sure all the licensed employees share a common understanding of the best practices for the relevant industry and it ensures that all the professionals have the relevant education, knowledge, and competence to perform their work.
Generally, there are three types of evaluations which include:
- The Course by Course Credential Evaluation recognizes and identifies each and every diploma, certificate to provide uniformity for each of the document. It points out a description of periods of courses, credit hours, educational grades and degrees. The overall academic excellence is being evaluated because it is generally required for admissions in universities and colleges. For example, semester credits and a grade point average (GPA on a 4.0 scale) is being used in the United States for professional licensing, advanced degrees and any type of certification matters. The documents which are required in this case, are original certified copies of mark sheets presenting the subjects studied, credit hours and grades for each course of subject.
- The Educational Credential Evaluation is known as document by document credential evaluation including a report which chronicles and lists the institutions attended and credentials earned in the particular foreign country and examine their U.S equivalence. The documents which are required in this case, are original certified copies of mark sheets presenting the subjects studied, credit hours and grades for each course of subject along with English translations if required.
- The Professional Work Experience Evaluation is being offered for immigration purpose which is mostly common for people who apply for H-1B visa in the USA. This evaluation system looks over both the professional work history along with all the educational credentials to enact a bachelor’s degree uniformity. This credential evaluation can’t be used for licensure purposes. The documents which are required in this case, are original certified copies of mark sheets presenting the subjects studied, credit hours and grades for each course of the subject along with English translations if required. There are plenty of credentialing services agencies which offer professional resume writing services.
The detailed evaluation of school transcripts and other certifications helps to determine the eligibility of an applicant for admission to the degree programs. This also helps in granting transfer credits. If you want to settle down in the USA, then you need a visa issued by the USCIS (United States Citizenship Services). All the visa applicants need a mandatory credential evaluation report which has the perfect amount of data and comparison required.