Credentials and Evaluation
International Transcript Evaluation
An official evaluation of your international transcript will be processed by a credentials evaluator. The evaluator will determine which courses will be accepted for transfer and apply the approved courses to your program requirement sheet. You must be admitted as a student, and have a student ID number in order to request a transcript evaluation. A copy of your evaluation results will be sent to your EdMail or mailed to you.
It is your responsibility to gather all of the required documents and submit them to a credentials evaluator for review.
Steps to Begin the Transcript Evaluation Process
- Present an original transcript from your home country for authentication purposes. Our staff will copy the document and return it to you.
- Apply for transcript evaluation online using the GATE credential evaluation system.
- Submit an official course by course report completed by an independent credentials evaluation service. In order to be considered official, the report must arrive at our office in a sealed envelope from the originating agency.
Any agency approved by NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) that examines educational/academic records for the purpose of determining U.S. standards can be used. Local accepted agencies include: FIS, WES, and Josef Silny & Associates, etc.
All agencies charge a fee for their services, and an application is required.
EdMail: You are required to use it! It is the way we communicate with you.
The college assigns all students EdMail (email) accounts within a couple of days after they register for their first class. Note: if you are a former student returning after time away from school, check with the Enrollment Services Office to confirm what email address we have on file for you. We use the address recorded in the Enrollment Services records. To gain access to your account, follow the steps at www.edcc.edu/edmail.