Credential Evaluation Issues

How WES Evaluates the Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree from India

By WES Staff VIEW UPCOMING FREE WEBINAR: EDUCATION IN INDIA World Education Services ( WES) has revised its assessment of the three-year bachelor’s degree awarded by Indian universities and now considers selected three-year degrees from India to be equivalent to


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Canadian Applied Degrees: Struggling for Recognition

By Hasmik Sargsyan, Credential Evaluator, WES Canada As with many countries around the world, the postsecondary structure and degree offerings of Canadian higher education are in a state of evolution, especially with growing demand for access to degree programs. As


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Building a Regional Academic Credit System in Latin America

By Jane Knight SICA and CAT are new tools that have been developed to help create a common academic credit system and a “community of higher education” in Latin America. SICA stands for Sistema de Creditos Academicos (System for Academic


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WES Documentation Requirements

The single most important step in credential evaluation and international student admissions is ensuring the authenticity of educational credentials. In this article we share the practices and experiences of World Education Services (WES) in obtaining valid international academic credentials. Since


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Helpful Documentation Tips for Admissions Professionals and International Students

One of the most crucial aspects of the international admission process is the acquisition and/or transmission of the required academic records. Students and admission counselors alike must be aware of the documents needed to ensure a complete and accurate assessment


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Fighting Credential Fraud

A Brief Critique of Australian and American Approaches to Qualification Verification and Authentication By George Brown VIEW UPCOMING WEBINARS ON POPULAR COUNTRY SYSTEMS OF EDUCATION   Introduction Credentials are everywhere, and are important signifiers of an individual’s competence and/or bona


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Methods of Document Recognition and Authentication

by WES Staff VIEW ARCHIVED WEBINAR ON OBTAINING INTERNATIONAL CREDENTIAL DOCUMENTS   T he authenticity of foreign educational documents has taken on a new meaning in the last year. While those who specialize in foreign-credential evaluation have always made it


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eWENR, September/October 1999: Practical Information

Practical Information African Education Guide is a Useful Resource by Kenneth Warren   Guide to Higher Education in Africa by the Association of African Universities & the International Association of Universities Price: $65 Publisher Macmillan Distribution Brunel Road, Houndmills, Basingstoke


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eWENR, July/August 1999: Rebuilding the University of Pristina

Research Rebuilding the University of Pristina by Robert Sedgwick Editor, WENR   Timeline 1945: Marshal Tito emerges as head of the new socialist state of Yugoslavia, which is comprised of six republics: Bosnia, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia. 1970:


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eWENR, July/August 1999: Education in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

Education in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia by WES Staff Members In the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia* (Serbia and Montenegro, including the autonomous provinces of Kosovo and Vojvodina), the education system is divided into elementary, secondary and tertiary levels.The academic


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