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 Credits) and CAT is an…

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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 WES published “Forged Educational Credentials:…

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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 EDUCATIONIntroduction Credentials are everywhere, and are important signifiers of an individual’s competence and/or bona fides. Each day, we use PIN numbers…

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Methods of Document Recognition and Authentication

by WES Staff VIEW ARCHIVED WEBINAR ON OBTAINING INTERNATIONAL CREDENTIAL DOCUMENTST 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 a priority, the issue has gained new…

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