Foreign Credential Evaluations

All applicants are required to submit one official transcript from all postsecondary institutions attended, showing all degrees and coursework, the dates awarded, and grades received.

Since May 1, 2010, all applicants (international and domestic) to graduate degree programs (except applicants to the College of Engineering, Economics, or Management Information Systems; these applicants are exempt from this policy and may apply directly to the Graduate College) are required to provide a course-by-course evaluation of all foreign credentials.

Foreign credentials refer to transcripts from educational institutions outside the United States. The UNLV Graduate College accepts foreign credential evaluations from any current member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) with a course-by-course evaluation and grade point average (GPA) included. For a list of all current members, please visit their website.

Our preferred list of foreign credential evaluation companies includes:

  • World Education Services
  • Educational Credential Evaluators
  • International Education Research Foundation
  • Josef Silny & Associates
  • Educational Perspectives
  • International Academic Credential Evaluators