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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. (Refunds are not issued for applications submitted with incomplete documents. Please click on this link for more information. Terms and Conditions

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).

MISSING DOCUMENTS

In the event ACEI determines that documents pertaining to the evaluation are missing and not provided with the application, ACEI will notify the applicant by email with instructions.

VERIFICATION

ACEI reserves the right to verify studies and credentials with the institution(s) attended and/or advise the applicant to contact source institution(s) directly to obtain verification.

IMPORTANT NOTES

DO NOT SEND ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS BY MAIL UNLESS SPECIFICALLY REQUESTED BY ACEI. Please note: If ACEI has contacted you to mail in your original/official or other supporting credentials/documents to our mail center; mail pickup is limited to once a week. You may incur delays to the processing of your file.  Once your mail has been collected it will be added to your file for review and processing. Mail fee is required for the return of any original documents, and you will be notified by email for payment.

For RUSH applications, where a rush fee has been submitted, and original documents are required, please contact ACEI at acei@acei-global.org for instructions.

When submitting documents or requesting that documents be sent to ACEI from your institution, please request for any official documents/verification to be sent directly to acei@acei-global.org, and submit your ACEI application as soon as possible.  ACEI is not responsible for and does not retain, documents that cannot be matched to an active application.

If you have any questions regarding official documents, please see our REQUIRED DOCUMENTS and COUNTRY SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS section on our website or contact ACEI at acei@acei-global.org.

AFGHANISTAN

 Secondary/High School – please provide the following:

 NOTE: MINISTRY REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND MUST BE DONE BEFORE SENDING YOUR OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS TO TRANSCRIPT RESEARCH, OR YOUR DOCUMENTS WILL BE RETURNED TO YOU TO SEND THEM FOR REGISTRATION. VERIFICATION MAY CAUSE DELAYS.

 Post-secondary/University – please provide the following:

  • original transcripts and degree certificate issued in native language with English translations or issued in English by the higher education institution. These credentials must be verified by the Ministry of Education, the higher education institution, or Qualification Check. If they have been registered with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan in Kabul, they can be sent to the Embassy for verification.  https://www.afghanembassy.us/document-validationauthentication/

NOTE: VERIFICATION IS REQUIRED, OR YOU CAN MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO HAVE OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS SENT DIRECTLY TO ACEI FROM THE INSTITUTION EITHER ELECTRONICALLY

acei@acei-global.org or by mail to:

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


BELIZE

 Post-secondary/University:

  • official transcripts certifying award of any diploma/degree to be sent directly to ACEI from institution to address below:

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


CHINA

Applicants who have studied in China are advised to follow the instructions below when submitting their educational credentials for evaluation:

 Secondary/High School - Sent to ACEI by the Applicant*

  • ORIGINAL 绩单(Transcripts) for each year of study, issued in Chinese (must be sent by mail).
  • ORIGINAL 毕业证书(Graduation Certificate), if earned, issued in Chinese(must be    sent by mail).
  • ORIGINAL English translations of each of the above.

* Mail fee for the return of any original documents to your address does apply and you will   

be informed upon receipt of your application form/original documents. 

 Post-secondary/University - Sent to ACEI by the Applicant and Verification Report from CHESICC

  • COLOR PDF SCAN** of the 绩单(Transcripts) for all studiesissued in Chinese
  • COLOR PDF SCAN** of the 毕业证书(Graduation Certificates) earned for all studies, issued in Chinese
  • COLOR PDF SCAN** of the 学位证书(Degree Certificates) earned for all studies, issued in Chinese
  • PDF SCAN** of English translations of each of the above
  • Verification Report from CHESICC for the 绩单 (Transcripts) for all studies, issued in English. Click here for website
  • Verification Report from CHESICC for the 毕业证书 (Degree Certificates) earned for all studies, issued in English.  Click here for website

  **Clear PDF Scans can be uploaded in the online application.

 Verification Report Address Information

China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center (CHESICC) 学信网)

Baiyan Building, NO. 238 Beisihuan Zhong Road

Haidian District

Beijing, P.R. China 100191

Tel: 010-62166727

Fax: 010-62160938

Email: info@chsi.com.cn

Website: http://www.chsi.com.cn/en/

 Send verification report by email to: acei@acei-global.org


CUBA

 Secondary/High School:

  • Original Certificación de Estudios Terminados for each year of study completed with the Título, if earned. (Original documents will be returned when evaluation has been completed)

Post-secondary/University:

  • The first step is to submit your documents Certificado de Notas / Hoja Académica /  Certificado de Calificaciones and Título (transcripts and diplomas)  issued in Spanish legalized through and mailed directly to ACEI by the Consultoria Juridica Internacional (see address below) or Bufete de Servicios Especializados  (see address below).

You may also contact The Consular Section of Embassy of Cuba in Washington, D.C.  for assistance.  (The Embassy sends documents to MINREX - Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores in Cuba; once the documents are back from MINREX to the Embassy, the Embassy legalizes with stamps and seals.)

After your educational documents have been legalized, you will send them directly to ACEI. (We require the original language documents with all appropriate seals in place and also an official, literal English translation of the documents). The legalized documents will become the property of ACEI.    Note: Unofficial records (e.g., Acta de Grado, etc.) will not be accepted.

Contact Information:

Consular Section of Embassy of Cuba in Washington, DC

2630 16th Street NW

Washington DC 20009

Phones: 202-797-8518 / -8519 / -8520

Fax: 202-797-8521

 or,

Consultoria Juridica Internacional (Casa no. 1)           Consultoria Juridica Internacional (Casa no. 2)

Calle 16 No. 314 e/ 3ra y 5ta                                                  Calle 22 no. 108 e/1ra y 3ra

Miramar, Playa, Ciudad Habana                           or           Miramar, Playa, Ciudad Habana

Tel: 204-1318                                                                              Tel: 204-5691

Fax: 204-2303                                                                           Email: cij@cij.cu

E-mail: cji@cji.cu

Bufete de Servicios Especializados                                 Bufete Internacional

23 y J Vedado, Ciudad Habana                                           Ave. 5ta no. 16202 Esq. a 162

Tel: 832-6813/832-6024                                        or           Playa, Ciudad Habana

Fax: 66-2159                                                                               Tel: (537) 66-6824 or (537) 833-1427/1428

Email: besnet@ceniai.inf.cu                                               Fax: (537) 204-6750

Email: bufete@bufeteinternacional.cu


IRAN

Secondary/High School

  • Please submit original transcripts, graduation diploma, and Pre-University Year completion certificate (if completed) with official English translation to ACEI at address below (NOTE: ACEI will return your original documents to you when evaluation is completed)

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

Post-secondary/University – Applicants who have studied at the university level in Iran (see below, if studies were at Islamic Azad University) are required to complete the following steps before submitting their documents to ACEI for evaluation:

  • Obtain approval of the academic documents from the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology (MSRT) by either submitting documents online via the Student Affairs Portal of the MSRT https://portal.saorg.ir/?lang=enor in person
  • Have the MSRT-approved academic documents translated by a Ministry of Justice authorized translator and obtaining certification of the translated documents at the same Ministry
  • Have the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs validate the stamp of the Ministry of Justice on the translated documents (transcripts and diplomas/degrees) attached to copies of documents issued in Farsi

 Islamic Azad University – Applicants who have studied at the Islamic Azad University in Iran or its branch campuses outside Iran, are required to complete the following steps before submitting their documents to ACEI for evaluation:

  • Have the academic documents translated by a Ministry of Justice authorized translator and obtaining certification of the translated documents at the same Ministry
  • Have the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs validate the stamp of the Ministry of Justice on the translated documents (transcripts and diplomas/degrees) attached to copies of documents issued in Farsi

 NOTE: Upon receipt of the application for evaluation and academic documents for Islamic Azad University studies, ACEI will contact the University for verification of transcripts and any degrees submitted.


ITALY

Secondary/High School

  • Diploma and the final Examination Results (e.g., Diploma di Maturita / Diploma di Superamento dell’Esame di Stato Conclusivo del Corso di Studio, etc.) together with the Pagella Scolastica for each year of study completed.

Post-secondary/University - please contact DIGITARY for electronic transmission of your digital documents to ACEI:

  • Certificato d’esami / Transcript for all studies, with years of study, course titles, and grades (if issued solely in Italian, please also provide English translations)
  • Diplomas / Degree Certificates earned for all studies (if issued solely in Italian, please also provide English translation)’
  • Diploma Supplements, if available (in connection with the educational reforms from the Bologna Process).

NOTE: If documents are issued solely in Italian, official English translations will be required. If documents are issued in Italian and English, translation is not needed.


NIGERIA

Secondary/High School

  • please submit WAEC and scratch card

Post-secondary/University

  • Official transcripts certifying award of any diploma/degree to be sent directly to ACEI from institution to address below:

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

Alternatively, you have the option of having your post-secondary transcripts and degree  (if earned) verified by Qualification Check. If you choose this option, you will not need to submit your official documents to ACEI. Register for free CLICK HERE to see if they are able to verify your post-secondary documents before you apply. If they are unable to verify, please follow instructions above and request to have your official credentials submitted to ACEI by your institution.

If you use Qualification Check, you will need to upload a PDF of both your transcripts and any degrees or diplomas you earned.


UNITED KINGDOM

Secondary/High School – please submit the following:

  • Final Examination Results (e.g., General Certificate of Secondary Education, Scottish Higher/Advanced Higher Grades, etc.). If you have not sat for the final examinations, please provide school Transcripts for each year of study you completed.

Post-secondary/University – please submit the following:

  • Final Examination Results for the General Certificate of Education A-Levels
  • Transcripts / Academic Records for all studies for each year of study, including titles of subjects/modules, units/credits (if applicable), and final grades/marks (see below NOTE)
  • Diplomas / Certificates / Degree Certificates earned for all studies (see below NOTE)
  • Diploma Supplements, if available (in connection with the educational reforms from the Bologna Process) (see below NOTE)

NOTE: Official university records are to be transmitted to ACEI at acei@acei-global.org electronically through Digitary or Gradintelligence.

 

 

ACEI accepts official documents received electronically from the institution(s) where studies were completed or via recognized secure online platforms.

If the institution you attended has its own online platform or uses one of the following third-party services, you may share your documents with us through the service.

Please do NOT send us any personal login or user information.

NameHow to Send DocumentsMore Information
CHESICC-China Credentials VerificationRequest Documents to be sent to ACEIFor Chinese Documents
DIGITARY Secure Online CredentialsRequest Documents to be sent to ACEIServing 136 specific Countries
Gradintelligence (United Kingdom)Request Documents to be sent to ACEIFor Documents from the United Kingdom
MyCreds.ca (Canada)Request Documents to be sent to ACEIFor Canadian Documents
MyeQuals (Australia & New Zealand Certified Digital Documents)Request Documents to be sent to ACEIFor Australian and New Zealand Documents
National Academic Depository (NAD) University Grants CommissionRequest Documents to be sent to ACEIFor Indian Documents
True Copy Electronic Transcripts (India)Request Documents to be sent to ACEIFor Indian Documents
Vitnemalsportalen diploma registry (Norway)Request Documents to be sent to ACEIFor Norwegian Documents
Worldwide Transcripts (India)Request Documents to be sent to ACEIFor Indian Documents

Qualification Check

You have the option of having your post-secondary transcripts and degree (if you graduated) verified by Qualification Check. If you choose this option, you will not need to submit your official documents to ACEI.

Qualification Check verifies educational records at 40,000+ education institutions in over 190 countries in an average of 5-10 days.

Register for free CLICK HERE  to see if they are able to verify your post-secondary documents before you apply.

If you use Qualification Check, you will need to upload a PDF of both your transcripts and any degrees or diplomas you earned.

 


 

 

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.