Trustforte is the world’s leading provider of educational credentials equivalency evaluations, analytical reports which determine the equivalency in the US educational system of a candidate’s foreign academic and professional credentials. Our evaluations are recognized as among the most accurate and informative assessments of foreign credentials by the US Citizenship and Immigration Service, the US Labor Department, professional advisory boards, international academic advisory organizations, and American universities.
A Course-by-Course Evaluation is an in-depth analysis of all academic coursework completed by the candidate. The course-by-course evaluation analyzes each course completed by the candidate in the context of the educational system of the foreign country, the reputation of the university, the subject matter of the course, the credit hours completed, and the grade obtained in the course. We then convert the coursework, credits, grades, and overall grade point average attained by the candidate in the foreign institution into the equivalent measures according to US standards. The course-by-course evaluation concludes with a determination of the equivalency of the foreign credentials in terms of US academic standards.
Documents Required for a course-by-course evaluation: copies of all diplomas, transcripts, and postgraduate degrees. Transcripts should specify, at a minimum, the credit hours completed by the candidate and the grades obtained in the courses.
Trustforte’s turnaround time for academic and work experience evaluations is the fastest in the credentials equivalency field. While standard processing time is 3 to 5 business days, we can provide next-day service, and same-day service often is available.
The content of Trustforte’s evaluations is unparalleled among credentials equivalency firms. Each evaluation includes a review of the candidate’s credentials, a discussion of the university programs and courses completed by the candidate, and a thorough analysis of the ways in which the foreign credentials are viewed under US educational standards. Evaluations include the principal reference sources on which the evaluator relied and the resumes of the evaluators.
Trustforte’s evaluators and staff attorneys are knowledgeable in the laws and regulations of the US Citizenship and Immigration Service (US CIS). We are familiar with the different requirements concerning evaluations at the various US CIS Service Centers and keep abreast of changes in US CIS standards procedures for reviewing evaluations. All Trustforte evaluations are prepared in accordance with the guidelines of the US CIS. The resumes enclosed with the evaluations specify the qualifications of our firm and our evaluators, as well as memberships in various educational organizations. Our firm and its evaluators are members of various professional organizations, including NAFSA: Association of International Educators, and the National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals. Our evaluators include (1) an in-house staff comprised of foreign academic credentials experts, university professors, admissions officers, guidance counselors, attorneys, and experts in computer science, engineering, business, science, liberal arts, and the fine arts; and (2) university professors and industry leaders who are recognized authorities in their fields of expertise.