International credentials evaluation is fascinating, bewildering, time-consuming, thrilling, and exhausting – and that’s the stuff in English! This session from the 2011 NAFSA Texas State Meeting was designed to provide an introduction to the challenges of foreign transcript evaluations. It include numerous frequently asked – or not-asked-but-should-be! – question along with opinions, tools, and strategies for working with foreign academic credentials. Among many other topics, this session touched on: calculating credits for Russian hours, Indian marks, French coefficients, and others; official documents; accreditation/recognition and diploma mills; a glossary of international education terms; translations; advanced standing for 13-year systems; private education companies; tricky situations; building a library; and more.
Stay tuned for our formal unveiling of the new Evaluator’s FAQ which will be a permanent forum for foreign transcript evaluation Frequently Asked Questions.