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If ACEI has contacted you to mail in your originals/officials or other supporting credentials/documents, please send to the following address:

Document Processing Center
723 W University Avenue, Suite 110-151
Georgetown, TX 78626-2663 U.S.A.

NOTE: When submitting documents, or requesting that documents be sent to us from your institution, please submit your ACEI application as soon as possible.  ACEI is not responsible for and does not retain, documents that can not be matched to an active application.

VERIFICATION

The academic institution that issues your documents may have its own online platform or it may use a third-party provider. Electronic documents are issued as digitally signed and certified PDFs and can be sent to acei@acei-global.org

Online Platforms:

Additional Requirements:

  • Nigeria

 – High School need WAEC and scratch card

 – College/University need transcript and degree  direct from institution

  • Belize – College/University need transcript and degree direct from institution
  • Afghanistan – Embassy Verification
  • Cuba – Embassy Verification

TRANSCRIPTS

Official complete sets of student’s permanent academic record (transcripts/report cards/examination statements/marks sheets) showing subjects or courses studied per each academic term/year with hours of instruction [lecture/laboratory/credits/units] and final examination results/grades/marks issued by the institution(s) or examination board/body.

CERTIFICATE/DIPLOMA/DEGREE/PROFESSIONAL LICENSE

Official proof of graduation (if a program of study/training has been completed) in the form of a Certificate of Graduation, Matriculation Certificate, External Examination Certificate, Diploma, Degree, or Professional License is to be submitted. NOTE: ACEI will not evaluate Certificates/Diplomas/ Degrees/Licenses without academic transcripts or examination certificates.

TRANSLATIONS

Official complete set of translations for all academic documents issued in a language other than English must be translated into English. Translations must be official or original, line-by-line, word-for-word and in the same format as the original-language documents prepared by a licensed translator.

NOTE: DO NOT SUBMIT ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS WITHOUT THE DOCUMENTS IN THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGE.

EVALUATIONS ARE NOT BASED ON TRANSLATIONS ALONE. If you need assistance with the translation of your credentials, please click on TRANSLATION SERVICE.

MULTIPLE CREDENTIALS/DEGREES

Academic documents of undergraduate (1st degree) studies must be provided for evaluation with any post graduate/Master’s and graduate/doctoral degree studies that are to be evaluated.

DOCTORATE (PH.D.) DEGREE

Doctorate (Ph.D.) degree studies must be supported with an abstract (summary) of the doctoral dissertation/thesis as well as academic documents (transcripts and degree) supporting ALL previous education (e.g. undergraduate Bachelor’s and graduate Master’s).

SYLLABUS

Course descriptions/syllabi are not required but may be requested by ACEI if academic documents lack complete information on subject titles/content and/or instruction hours. Course syllabi become the property of ACEI and will not be returned.

NOTE: DO NOT SUBMIT SYLLABI UNLESS REQUESTED BY ACEI.

EVALUATIONS FOR PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION/LICENSING/GOVERNMENT JOBS/IMMIGRATION/SNHU

Evaluations intended for any of the above are based on official academic documents only.

PROOF OF NAME CHANGE

In the event your name has changed (through marriage, citizenship, etc.); please provide a copy of legal proof of name change (e.g. copy of marriage certificate, naturalization certificate, or other legal documents).

NOTE: ACEI reserves the right, at any time during the evaluation process, to request additional documents or original credentials or to verify studies with the institution(s) attended.

ACEI provides the following evaluation reports for individuals who have studied outside the U.S. and need statements of academic equivalence in terms of the U.S. system of education. ACEI evaluations are suitable for U.S. schools, colleges, universities, state regulatory boards for professional licensing, employers, USCIS (immigration) and any entity which requires an evaluation of international academic studies.

Report Types

Basic Report

General Document-by-Document

Suitable for employment, immigration, or any purpose where a course-by-course and grades is not required

  • Identifies and describes each transcript, grade report, examination record, marks sheet, certificate, diploma, or degree submitted for evaluation
  • Identifies the institution(s) attended and location(s)
  • Confirms the status of the institution(s) attended, entrance criteria, duration of studies and purpose of program
  • Recommends the U.S. educational equivalent of each level of study and credentials earned.

COMPREHENSIVE REPORT

[Course-by-Course with Grades] – suitable for further education/college/ university admission, licensing/certificate with a professional state licensing/regulatory board (e.g. teacher certification, engineering, real estate, accounting, nursing, dietetics, laboratory technology, etc.)

  • Identifies and describes each transcript, grade report, examination record, marks sheet, certificate, diploma, or degree submitted for evaluation.
  • Identifies the institution(s) attended and location(s).
  • Confirms the status of the institution(s), entrance criteria, duration of studies and purpose of program.
  • Recommends the U.S. educational equivalent of each level of study and credentials earned.
  • Provides a list of courses/subjects studied per academic year.
  • Converts instruction (lecture & laboratory) hours into equivalent U.S. Semester Units of Credit for all post-secondary/university-level courses.
  • Converts grades/marks/final examination results into equivalent U.S. grades of A, B, C, D, F for each subject/course evaluated
  • Calculates an overall Grade Point Average (G.P.A.).
  • Identifies course levels as lower/upper division/graduate/professional level for each post-secondary course evaluated.

CALIFORNIA BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY REPORT

[Course-by-Course] – suitable ONLY for the California Board of Accountancy

NOTE: CA Board of Accountacy requires educational credentials to be sent directly to ACEI by the Institution/University

  • Identifies and describes each transcript, grade report, examination record, marks sheet, certificate, diploma, or degree submitted for evaluation
  • Identifies the institution(s) attended and location(s)
  • Confirms the status of the institution(s), entrance criteria, length of study and purpose of program.
  • Recommends the U.S. educational equivalent of each level of study and credentials earned
  • Provides a course-by-course listing of courses/subjects studied.
  • Converts instruction (lecture & laboratory) hours into equivalent U.S. Semester Units of Credit for each course completed and recognized as post-secondary/university-level.

If you are unsure as to what type of report to select, please contact the institution/board/agency requiring the evaluation or ACEI at email: acei@acei-global.org or telephone at 1-310-275-3530.

Standard Processing [7-10 Business Days]

ACEI requires 7-10 business days to complete an evaluation from the day ALL documents, application, and fees are received.

RUSH Services

To meet deadlines, ACEI offers 2 types of RUSH Service. Applying for RUSH Service guarantees completion of the evaluation within the timeline selected. The fee for RUSH Service is in addition to the evaluation fee.

  • One (1) Business Day (evaluation is completed within one full business day from receipt of ALL requirements)*

 

  • Three (3) Business Days (evaluation is completed within 3 business days from receipt of ALL requirements)*

*The RUSH Service goes into effect only when ALL required fees, application, and academic documents have been received by ACEI. In accordance to the following time zone in the United States. 9am-4pm Pacific Standard Time excluding holidays.

Evaluation Reports

The evaluation fee is based on the level(s) of education you have completed and the type of report selected; not the expected/anticipated outcome of the evaluation. The fee for the type of evaluation report you select provides you with ONE (1) OFFICIAL REPORT and ONE (1) APPLICANT COPY. Refer to Report Types for detailed information on each report and content. Please check with the institution/organization/entity for which the evaluation is intended to ensure the type of evaluation report required. (The evaluation fee does not include Delivery Fee)

1 | Basic Report General Document-by-Document

a) High School/Secondary Level Education (only) $95
b) College/University Education
Fee for 1st set of academic transcript & certificate/diploma/degree $95
Fee for 1 & more academic transcripts & certificate/diploma/degrees (flat fee)$145

2 | COMPREHENSIVE REPORT [Course-by-Course with Grades]

a) High School/Secondary Level Education (only)  $165
b) College/University Education
Fee for 1st set of academic transcript & certificate/diploma/degree  $185
Fee for academic transcript & certificate/diploma/degree beyond 1st credential (must pay $185 for 1st set)  $95 (per additional credential)

3 | CALIFORNIA BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY REPORT [Course-by-Course]

a) College/University Education
Fee for 1st set of academic transcript & certificate/diploma/degree  $185
Fee for academic transcript & certificate/diploma/degree beyond 1st credential (must pay $185 for 1st set)  $95 (per additional credential)


NOTE: Fee does NOT cover the cost for shipping/handling of the reports. You will be charged the Standard Mail/E-mail fee for each mailing/email address, if not provided.

RUSH SERVICE

Standard processing time to complete an evaluation is 7-10 business days. Rush service is available for faster turn-around. (The fee for Rush Service is in addition to the Evaluation Fee shown above.)

  • One (1) Business Day (24 Hours)  $200
  • Three (3) Business Days  $150

NOTE: Fee does NOT cover the cost for shipping/handling of the reports. You will be charged the Standard Mail/E-mail fee for each mailing/email address, if not provided.

DUPLICATE REPORTS

a) ORDERED WITH EVALUATION The fee for the Evaluation Report you select provides you with the ONE (1) OFFICIAL REPORT and ONE (1) APPLICANT COPY. Fees to order additional official evaluation reports with your application:

  • Fee for each duplicate report at the time of application filling and evaluation  $45 (per duplicate report)

b) ORDERED AFTER EVALUATION All completed evaluations remain in the ACEI archives for three (3) years thereafter they are destroyed. You may order additional duplicate reports providing it is within the 3-year timeline.

  • Fee for duplicate report AFTER the evaluation has been completed $50 (1 duplicate report)
  • Fee for each additional duplicate report (Must Pay $50.00 for 1st) $35

NOTE: Fee does NOT cover the cost for shipping/handling of the reports. You will be charged the Standard Mail/E-mail fee for each mailing/email address, if not provided.

SHIPPING/HANDLING

The evaluation/rush fee does NOT cover the cost for shipping/handling of the reports. If you do not provide the required fee, you will be charged the Standard Mail/E-mail fee for each mailing/e-mail address provided. The following mailing options are available:

DELIVERY OF EVALUATION REPORT (REQUIRED)

UNOFFICIAL APPLICANT COPY

  • E-Mail (Unofficial Evaluation Copy to Applicant) $10.00

Official Evaluation Report to College/University/Employer etc.

  • E-Mail (Official Evaluation to 3rd Party) $10.00
  • ACEI only releases your official evaluation digitally to a 3rd party. If you do not have a recipient at this time, ACEI will hold your official evaluation report for a period of 3 years.

FILE ACTIVATION

ACEI will keep an evaluation active for a period of 3 years from the date of its completion. After the 3 years, requests for extra official reports, reviews, re-evaluations, or upgrades will require submission of a new application, official documents and fees

EVALUATION REVIEW $50

After the evaluation has been completed, any questions regarding the evaluation, based on the documents provided to ACEI with the initial application, must be submitted in writing to ACEI within the first two (2) months of the completion date (“Grace Period”). Requests for review of the evaluation or questions concerning the evaluation submitted after expiration of the “Grace Period” shall be subject to a $50.00 review fee.

REACTIVATION $50

If an applicant fails to provide all required documentation with the application within two (2) months of the date the application was received, Applicant acknowledges and agrees that the application shall automatically be deemed as inactive. Reactivation fee is $50.00.

EVALUATION UPGRADE

Evaluation of credentials not submitted with the original application request are treated as new evaluations and require full payment, a new application, and academic documents. Requests to change a report type (e.g. Basic Report to a Comprehensive Report or vice-versa), once an evaluation has been completed, require full payment with a new application.

PAYMENT METHODS

ACEI accepts the following methods of payment:

  • Credit Cards (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa)
  • Debit Cards (Visa, MasterCard)
  • DO NOT SEND CASH.
  • FEES ARE NON REFUNDABLE.
  • FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.