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About Us

 

History:

Global Credential Evaluators, Inc. (GCE) was founded in 1990 as an independent, non-governmental professional organization for the purpose of providing timely, accurate and professional evaluations of international academic documents.

 

Our Evaluators:

The senior evaluators have more than one hundred years of international admissions experience in public and private universities throughout the country. GCE has offices in Texas, Mississippi and Virginia.

 

Clientele:

GCE’s clients include international students, universities, state and professional licensing boards, public and private sector employers, immigration attorneys, the armed services and the U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services.

 

Professional Memberships:

National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES®) 

NAFSA: Association of International Educators  

AACRAO: American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers

AMIDEAST: America-Mideast Educational and Training Services, Inc. 

SACRAO: Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers

Better Business Bureau

 

GCE considers many factors when conducting a credential evaluation, including:

  • Institutional and/or programmatic recognition/accreditation (governmental)
  • Purpose of the program of study (further education, vocational/professional training, etc.)
  • Educational requirements for entry to the program of study
  • Educational level of the program of study (secondary, postsecondary, graduate)
  • What the credential gives access to in the home country (further education or employment)
  • Length of program (In general, one year of full-time academic study in the home country is equivalent to one year of full-time study in the U.S. educational system. For reference, U.S. undergraduate programs traditionally require 120-144 credit hours for a four-year program.  U.S. graduate program requirements vary widely and may require anywhere from 36-54 credit hours for a one and a half to two-year program of study.)

 

Resources:

To prepare a thorough, accurate and professional credential evaluation, GCE:

 

  • Maintains a comprehensive library of historical and current reference materials and conducts research in international and comparative education through professional contact with foreign universities and schools, ministries of education, examination boards, educational and consular officers in foreign embassies, information services in U.S. Embassies, Fulbright Commissions, Institute of International Education (IIE) offices around the world and other reputable advising organizations.

 

  • Uses research provided by the National Council on the Evaluation of Foreign Educational Credentials published by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) and NAFSA: Association of International Educators and additional published references compiled in the U.S. and other countries, telephone and e-mail contacts.

 

  • Uses in-house research to provide evaluations based on the latest information available.

 

Methodology:

GCE considers many factors when conducting a credential evaluation, including:

  • The educational system at the time the applicant was enrolled in the foreign institution
  • Institutional and/or programmatic recognition/accreditation (governmental) during the time of study
  • Purpose of the program of study (further education, vocational/professional training, etc.)
  • Educational requirements for entry to the program of study
  • Educational level of the program of study (secondary, postsecondary, graduate)
  • What the credential gives access to in the home country  (further education or employment)
  • Length of program (In general, one year of full-time academic study in the home country is equivalent to one year of full-time study in the U.S. educational system. For reference, U.S. undergraduate programs traditionally require 120-144 credit hours for a four-year program.  U.S. graduate program requirements vary widely and may require anywhere from 36-54 credit hours for a one and a half to two-year program of study.)