Educational Credentials required for evaluation include the following:
(Also, please check your Country-Specific Requirements )
NOTE: If you are a candidate who needs the evaluation for a professional license with either the State Boards of Accountancy (e.g. CPA), Teacher Credentialing, or Nursing, etc. you need to contact the institutions where you studied to submit directly to ACEI official transcripts of your coursework and confirm any certificates/diplomas/degrees received. If documents require translations, you need to submit official English translations prepared by a licensed translator and submit the official translations to ACEI. State Boards will not accept evaluations prepared on the basis of applicant copies.
Below is a description of academic documents, however, ACEI has specific requirements for each COUNTRY which you need to view (select your Country of study above) before submitting your credentials for evaluation:
• Transcripts (Official/Original) [Do not send photocopies/Do not Email)
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). (See Country-Specific Requirements) [See NOTES below]
• Certificate/Diploma/Degree/Professional License* (Do not send photocopies/Do not Email)
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.(See Country-Specific Requirements) [See NOTES below]
*If your academic transcripts indicate clearly the title of your diploma/certificate/degree, the field of study, date of graduation and date of its award, you do not need to submit your actual diploma/degree. Otherwise, please submit the original document or request a statement from your institution certifying its award.
Official translations prepared by a licensed translator (if in the U.S. an ATA approved translator) for all academic documents issued in a language other than English must be translated into English and submitted (with 2 sets of photocopies). 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. Official or original translations will be returned to the applicant at the completion of the evaluation, if requested in writing. 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 contact ACEI for more information or click on TRANSLATION SERVICE.
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.
• 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).
#1: 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.
#2: 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 as noted #1).
#3: Evaluations intended for professional certification with State Licensing Boards are based on original/official academic documents only. IMPORTANT: Evaluations intended for California State Board of Accountancy are based on OFFICIAL academic documents (transcripts and degree/graduation certificates) issued and sent directly to ACEI by the institution(s) where studies were completed.
#4: 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.