Individuals who are applying through Transcript Research for an evaluation of their educational documents must submit official records. Transcript Research will not evaluate photocopies, scans, or U.S.-notarized documents unless they can be verified directly by the issuing institution or ministry of education.
Photocopies become the property of Transcript Research. Official documents sent by you, the applicant, will be returned with the evaluation using the mailing service that you specify on your application form (standard or expedited service); documents sent directly by the issuing institution become the property of Transcript Research.
If you have already submitted original documents to the college or school in the U.S. to which you want your evaluation submitted, please make arrangements for them to send us attested copies of your academic credentials. We reserve the right to request originals from the original institution(s) that you attended, but we will make every effort to use the official documents you have already provided to an institution in the U.S. In this situation, we are able to issue the evaluation only for that specific U.S. institution that already has your original documents; it would not be possible to issue additional copies of the evaluation to be used to apply to other institutions without original academic credentials.
Academic documents issued in a language other than English must be accompanied by an English translation. Please see our Requirements page for country-specific requirements regarding translations if your documents are not already issued in English by the institution(s) you attended.
Your application cannot be evaluated until all fees are paid and all official documents and English translations (if applicable) are received.
Applications can be canceled within 7 days of receipt for a 50% refund. Otherwise, refunds will not be issued except in cases of overpayment. Transcript Research does not do course-by-course evaluations for high school/secondary school documents. If you request a Course-by-Course Evaluation for a secondary school graduate, you will only be charged for a General Evaluation, or we will refund the difference as soon as possible.
Fees are subject to change without notice.
Applications are valid for 6 months. After that time, a $50 reinstatement fee is required. Completed evaluations will be kept on file for seven years, and additional official copies can be ordered for $20 per copy.
Please note that Transcript Research reserves the right to seek verification of any academic credentials at the secondary or post-secondary level. If verification is deemed necessary, there may be a delay in completing the evaluation. If that is the case, we will keep you apprised of the situation and alert you to any additional documents or fees that may be required. For some countries, verification may take as long as six months so please contact us before applying if your situation is time-sensitive. Transcript Research will not refund application fees if you decide you do not want to wait for the verification if verification or authentication is deemed necessary. If you would like to make arrangements to have your document sent directly to Transcript Research, you can use our Records Request form.
Transcript Research does not conduct evaluations based on incomplete or reconstructed documentation. We require all academic credentials from all institutions attended (exception: secondary credentials may not be required if more than one year of post-secondary studies have been completed).
Transcript Research makes every effort to determine authentication of academic credentials and recognition of educational institutions. If it is believed that the documents submitted are not authentic or have been altered in some way, or if their appearance or security features do not correspond with others from that institution and time period, we may require authentication or verification of the documents.
If we receive confirmation that the documents are not authentic or have been altered, please be award that we will report that information to the proper authorities.
Please ensure that you have read the Requirements page before applying.