Credential Evaluation

Credential evaluation services provide objective evaluations of the US equivalents of foreign education and work credentials. For example, a credential evaluation service would indicate that the Spanish word bachiller corresponds to a US high school diploma, even though the literal translation is bachelor.

Fees for the evaluation of US education credentials tend to range from $50 to $250 per document, depending on the amount of detail required and the speed of response. Some companies will also translate the documents. Others will require that the documents be accompanied by English translations. There may be extra fees (typically $20 to $100 per page) for document translation services. The student is responsible for paying for the credential evaluation and translation fees.

The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) is the national professional organization for admissions and credential evaluation. AACRAO also offers their own credential evaluation service.

There is also the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES), a small membership association of private credential evaluation services.

The following table lists credential evaluation services, including all NACES members.



Credential Evaluation Services
Name Description Contact Information
AACRAO Foreign Credential Evaluation Service AACRAO’s own credential evaluation service provides evaluations of educational credentials from all countries of the world. AACRAO – Office of International Education Services
Foreign Credential Evaluation Service
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 520
Washington, DC 20036 USA
Tel: 1-202-296-3559
ACREVS Inc. (Academic & Credential Records, Evaluation & Verification Service) ACREVS performs evaluation of foreign education from all countries in the world. ISO 9001:2000 Certified. ACREVS Inc. (San Francisco, CA area)
1776 Clear Lake Avenue
Milpitas, CA 95035
Tel: 1-408-719-0015
Tel: 1-866-583-4834 (toll free)
Fax: 1-510-252-0876
ACREVS Inc. (Cincinnati, OH area)
8216 Princeton Glendale Road #230
West Chester, OH 45069-1675
Tel: 1-866-583-4838Email:
Astar Education Institute Astar Education Institute is an education institute approved by DHS (U.S. Department of Homeland Security) to issue SEVIS generated I-20 forms to support the F1 student visa. Courses and programs include Intensive ESL Program (10 levels), Accent Reduction, Academic Writing, TOEFL Preparation including Institutional TOEFL Training, SAT Preparation, University Preparation, Foreign Language, Certified Nursing Assistant Training, International Internship Program and International Flight Attendant Training. Astar Education Institute
7864 Donegan Drive
Manassas, VA 20109
Tel: 703-368-6838
Fax: 703-368-6837
Astar Education Institute
National Press Building
529 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20045
Tel: 202-628-8226
Fax: 202-296-8685
Center for Applied Research Evaluation & Education, Inc. Member of NACES. Center for Applied Research Evaluation & Education, Inc.
PO Box 20348
Long Beach, CA 90801 USA
Tel: 1-562-430-1105
Fax: 1-562-430-8215
E-Valuate E-Valuate provides education and work experience credential evaluation for US immigration purposes. E-Valuate
13003 New Austin Court, Suite 101
Herndon, VA 20171 USA
Fax: 1-703-709-7783
Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE) ECE provides a variety of credential evaluation services and publishes a series of guides to the educational systems of other countries. Member of NACES. Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
PO Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53202-0970 USA
Tel: 1-414-289-3400
Fax: 1-414-289-3411
Education Evaluators International, Inc. Education Evaluators International has over 20 years of experience and offers a variety of evaluation and certified translation services. Rush services also available. Member of NACES. Education Evaluators International, Inc.
11 South Angell Street #348
Providence, RI 02906
Tel: 1-401-521-5340
Fax: 1-401-437-6474
Education International, Inc. Member of NACES. Education International, Inc.
29 Denton Road
Wellesley, MA 02181 USA
Tel: 1-781-235-7425
Fax: 1-781-235-6831
Educational Records Evaluation Services (ERES) ERES provides credential evaluation and translation services. Member of NACES. Educational Records Evaluation Service
601 University Avenue
Suite 127
Sacramento, CA 95825-6738 USA
Tel: 1-916-921-0790
Fax: 1-916-921-0793
Evaluation Service, Inc. (ESI) Member of NACES. Evaluation Service, Inc.
333 W. North Avenue #284
Chicago, IL 60610 USA
Tel: 1-847-477-8569
Fax: 1-312-587-3068
The Foreign Academic Credentials Service, Inc. Member of NACES. Foreign Academic Credentials Service, Inc.
PO Box 400
Glen Carbon, IL 62034 USA
Tel: 1-618-288-1661
Foreign Credentials Service of America   Foreign Credentials Service of America
1910 Justin Lane
Austin, TX 78757-2411 USA
The Foreign Educational Document Service Member of NACES. The Foreign Educational Document Service
PO Box 4091
Stockton, CA 95204 USA
Tel: 1-209-948-6589
Foundation for International Services, Inc. Member of NACES. Foundation for International Services, Inc.
14926 35th Avenue West #210
Lynnwood, WA 98087 USA
Tel: 1-425-248-2255
Fax: 1-425-248-2262
Global Credential Evaluators, Inc. (GCE)   Email:

GCE Southwest
Global Credential Evaluators, Inc.
PO Box 9203
College Station, TX 77842-9203 USA
Tel: 1-512-528-0908
Fax: 1-512-528-9293

GCE Mid-Atlantic
Global Credential Evaluators, Inc.
PO Box 36, 28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173-0036 USA
Tel: 1-804-639-3660

International Consultants of Delaware, Inc. Member of NACES. International Consultants of Delaware, Inc.
109 Barksdale Professional Center
Newark, Delaware 19711
Tel: 1-302-737-8715
Fax: 1-302-737-8756
International Education Research Foundation Inc., Credentials Evaluation Service (IERF-CES) Member of NACES. International Education Research Foundation, Inc.
Credentials Evaluation Service
PO Box 3665
Culver City, CA 90231 USA
Tel: 1-310-258-9451
Fax: 1-310-342-7086
Josef Silny & Associates, International Education Consultants Member of NACES. Josef Silny & Associates Inc.
International Education Consultants
7101 SW 102 Avenue
Miami, FL 33173
Tel: 1-305-273-1616
Fax: 1-305-273-1338
Knowledge Company   The Knowledge Company
10301 Democracy Lane, Suite 403
Fairfax, VA 22030-2521 USA
Tel: 1-703-359-3520
Fax: 1-703-359-3523
SpanTran: The Evaluation Company SpanTran provides credential evaluation and translation services. Member of NACES. SpanTran: The Evaluation Company
2400 Augusta Drive, Suite 451
Houston, TX 77057
Tel: (713) 266-8805
Word Communication International   Word Communication International
4501 N. 12th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85014 USA
Tel: 1-602-265-0678
Fax: 1-602-265-2335
World Education Services (WES) In addition to performing credential evaluation services, WES publishs a newsletter on international education topics, World Education News & Reviews. They also publish a booklet of suggested grade conversions for higher education in 120 countries. Member of NACES. World Education Services
PO Box 745, Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10113-0745 USA
Tel: 1-212-966-6311 or 1-800-WES-3895
Fax: 1-212-966-6395