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Foreign Transcripts


This topic pertains to applicants who attended foreign graduate schools, including Canadian institutions that do not provide transcripts in English. These instructions do not apply to applicants who attended an overseas US institution. See Overseas US Transcripts for more information. 

Documenting and Submitting Foreign Coursework

Many NAFCAS sites require you to submit your foreign coursework to a US-based evaluation service for a course-by-course US equivalency report. Contact each site that you are applying to determine if foreign transcript evaluations should be sent to NAFCAS or to the site directly and if there is a preferred foreign evaluation vendor. 

Contact a foreign transcript evaluation service as early as possible. Services can take several weeks to process your transcript(s) once received. 

Do not send foreign transcripts directly to NAFCAS, including those printed in English or translated into English; these must be sent through an evaluation vendor or they will be discarded. 

Foreign Evaluation Vendors

The following are foreign evaluation vendors our applicants have used in the past. This list is not all-inclusive and we do not recommend or endorse any particular vendor or service. Check with your programs to see if they have a preferred or required vendor that may not be on this list.

If you send foreign evaluations by mail, use the following address:

NAFCAS Transcript Processing Center
PO Box 9142
Watertown, MA 02471

International applicants can also send foreign evaluations to the following street address:

NAFCAS Transcript Processing Center
c/o Liaison International
311 Arsenal Street, Suite 15
Watertown, MA 02472

We are not responsible for any materials lost in the mail. Express or certified mail does not guarantee faster processing or receipt. 

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