A course-by-course evaluation allows us to better understand the U.S. equivalency for courses and grades obtained at colleges and universities outside of the United States. We require that all candidates with a bachelor’s degree from an international university submit a full course-by-course evaluation of their degree.
A full course-by-course evaluation includes the following:
- Listing of all completed coursework
- Grades for each course
- Credits earned for each course
- Degree equivalency in the United States
- Final cumulative GPA
Please note that a translation of your degree and credits is not sufficient. We require a course-by-course evaluation because we need to understand U.S. equivalency for ALL courses you have taken in order to assign a subject area.
Accepted foreign degree evaluation companies: We accept and review foreign degree evaluations from a variety of different organizations, as long as it is a course-by-course evaluation. We cannot accept credential evaluations or authentication reports. To locate an organization that provides an accepted foreign degree evaluation, please visit National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Some of their member organizations include:
- Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
- Evaluation Service, Inc.
- Globe Language Services Inc.
- International Education Evaluations, Inc.
- Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
- SpanTran: The Evaluation Company
- Transcript Research
- World Education Services Inc.
Request multiple copies of your official transcript from your home university: You will need to submit a copy of your transcript to the evaluation company and you will also need to submit an official transcript to enroll in graduate coursework, if you are offered a position in the NYC Teaching Collaborative. You should bear in mind that the evaluation company may NOT return the official transcript that you submit to them.
It can take several weeks to several months to obtain a course-by-course evaluation: We recommend you allow sufficient time to obtain your degree evaluation as the process of receiving, reviewing, and approving all documents, and receiving payment can take several weeks. If you currently do not have a course-by-course evaluation of your degree, we recommend that you work on securing an evaluation before proceeding further with the application.
No hard copies will be accepted at the NYC Teaching Collaborative office: Remember to have the evaluation mailed to your home address so that you can upload it to your application.
Note that if accepted to our program and admitted to one of our partner universities, it is possible that you will need to have a secondary evaluation completed.
This is an example of a course-by-course evaluation: