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Foreign and French-Canadian Transcripts

Overview

​If your program requires you to submit official transcripts, follow the steps below. If your program requires you to submit unofficial transcripts or no transcripts, see Colleges Attended for more information.

This topic pertains to applicants who attended foreign and French-Canadian schools. These instructions do not apply to applicants who attended a foreign school as part of a study abroad program. See Study Abroad and Overseas US Transcripts for more information on reporting your study abroad experience. 

Canadian Schools

English-Canadian Transcripts

Canadian schools that provide English transcripts are not considered foreign. We do not accept foreign evaluations from Canadian schools that provide transcripts in English. Transcripts from these schools must be sent to UNMC even if your program does not accept them. 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 UNMC. 

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 UNMC, as they will be discarded. Determine whether your programs require foreign evaluations (which may be sent to UNMC), 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, UNMC requires you to 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 UNMC from the evaluation service. 

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 to UNMC, including those printed in English or translated into English; they will be discarded. 

Foreign Evaluation Vendors

UNMC requires applicants to request foreign evaluations from World Education Services (WES), Inc. or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), Inc. only. You can request electronic WES ICAP or ECE course-by-course evaluations directly through the application.

  1. Click Order after listing your foreign school in the Colleges Attended section.
  2. Select ECE or WES, and follow the prompts. If using WES, make sure to select University of Nebraska Medical Center CAS from the drop-down on WES's page:

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    Once WES or ECE complete your evaluation, they will send it to UNMC electronically. 
  3. Click I Ordered My Evaluation once you requested an electronic WES or ECE evaluation. Or, click I Will Do This Later to return to Colleges Attended.

UNMC also accepts paper WES or ECE evaluations sent via mail. If you send foreign evaluations by mail, use the following address. UNMC does not accept foreign evaluations sent directly to the university.

UNMC Transcript Processing Center
PO Box 9140
Watertown, MA 02471

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