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Foreign Transcripts

Overview

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.

Ordering WES Electronic Evaluations

You can order WES electronic evaluations directly through the application.

  1. Click Order after listing your foreign school in the Colleges Attended section.
  2. Click Visit WES Now.
  3. Make sure to select NAFCAS from the drop-down on WES's page, then follow the prompts. Once WES completes your evaluation, they will send it to NAFCAS electronically.

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  4. Click I Ordered My Evaluation once you requested an electronic evaluation. Or, click I Will Do This Later to return to Colleges Attended.

Ordering Paper Evaluations via Mail

Use this process to order mailed paper foreign evaluations from any of the vendors listed above.

  1. Click Order after listing your foreign school in the Colleges Attended section.
  2. Click the Option 2: Order a Mailed Paper Foreign Evaluation tab.
  3. Click Download Transcript ID Form and print the form. 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
    STE 5600
    Watertown, MA 02472
     
  4. Click I Ordered My Evaluation once you downloaded the Transcript ID Form. Or, click I Will Do This Later to return to Colleges Attended.

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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