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Coming soon! We will be offering NAFSA Workshop content for Essentials of International Credential Evaluation (ICE) through a self-paced, on-demand e-learning.

Understanding the basics of foreign credential evaluation is a necessity for anyone who works with international students. You can better assist international students when you have a fundamental knowledge of their country’s educational credentials. These skills are a key part of the admission process of new students but are also extremely helpful in general academic and immigration advising.

Course Objectives

  • Describe fundamental credential analysis process and procedures
  • Apply basic methodology and benchmarking to credentials
  • Recognize and identify status/legitimacy of an institution
  • Identify essential resources for effectively evaluating international credentials

Module Topics

  • Introduction and Overview
  • Credential Verification
  • Educational Patterns
  • Programs Levels
  • Units and Credits
  • Calculating Credits
  • Grade and Grade Point Average


Designed for those having three or fewer years of experience in the field of foreign academic credential evaluation.