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Foreign and French-Canadian Transcripts

Canadian Schools

English-Canadian Transcripts

Canadian schools that provide English transcripts are not considered foreign. Transcripts from these schools must be sent to ADEA CAAPID. We accept but do not require foreign evaluations from Canadian schools that provide transcripts in English. Please see the US and English-Canadian Transcripts section for information on reporting that coursework.

French-Canadian Transcripts

Canadian schools that issue transcripts in French are considered foreign and must be reported like any other foreign school. We cannot accept original Canadian transcripts which are written in French. However, foreign evaluations for these schools should be sent to ADEA CAAPID.

Caribbean Medical Schools

All Caribbean medical schools are considered foreign institutions and are not US accredited, even if they have offices in the US or allow US licensing. Do not send transcripts from these schools to ADEA CAAPID, as they will be discarded. Determine whether your programs require foreign evaluations (which may be sent to ADEA CAAPID), or if they will accept original Caribbean transcripts mailed directly to the program.

Documenting Foreign Coursework

If you attended a foreign school or earned your degree outside of the United States, you must submit your foreign coursework to a US-based evaluation service for a course-by-course US equivalency report. This report should then be sent directly to ADEA CAAPID from the evaluation service.

Contact a foreign transcript evaluation service as early as possible. See below for more information about vendors and accepted formats. Services can take several weeks to process your transcript(s) once received.

Do not send foreign transcripts to ADEA CAAPID, including those printed in English or translated into English; they will be discarded.

Foreign Evaluation Vendors

While ADEA CAAPID accepts electronic foreign transcript evaluations from both ECE and WES, each advanced standing program may have a preferred or required vendor. Be sure to check the specific foreign transcript evaluation requirements for each program that you are applying to in the ADEA CAAPID Program Finder. Note that ADEA CAAPID will not accept foreign transcripts completed by any other organization.

Sending Electronic WES and ECE Evaluations

You must enter your Colleges Attended before you order WES or ECE evaluations. Follow the steps outlined in this article (also provided in the application) to order your evaluation. Failure to do so may result in delays in processing your application. 

  1. Enter your schools in the Colleges Attended section.
  2. Click Order after listing your foreign institution in the Colleges Attended section. If you don’t see the Order button, it means you didn’t enter your institution as a foreign institution – return to the Colleges Attended section to fix this. 

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  3. Select if you're ordering an electronic ECE or WES foreign evaluation. 
  4. Follow the prompts to order your transcript evaluation. If using WES, ADEA CAAPID is pre-selected for you (if not, select from the drop-down).

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  5. Once you’ve requested the evaluation, return to the application and click I Ordered My Evaluation to let us know. When WES or ECE completes your evaluation, they'll send it to us electronically.


Any previously-received WES foreign transcript evaluations carry forward and show as received. You only need to request new foreign transcript evaluations if you completed additional coursework since the previous evaluation was requested or ADEA CAAPID Customer Service indicates that your evaluations need to be resubmitted. 

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