Evaluating Your Degree: Everything You Need To Know – Destiny Education

Evaluating Your Degree: Everything You Need To Know

Getting your university degree transcript evaluated is required by most institutions of higher education for admission and employers for skills evaluation. The reason for this is to verify you have demonstrated that your studies and experience are on par with the standard of education in the country in which you are applying for school or work.

Our partner American universities require that previous academic certificates are evaluated before admissions can be granted.

In this post, we will highlight the frequently asked questions about degree evaluation, with reference to our partner universities and all you need to know to get ready for your degree evaluation.

What Is Degree Evaluation?

Degree evaluations are a comprehensive, course-by-course analysis. The content of each course you have taken is looked at and compared to credits that can be earned in the foreign country of learning or employment. The degree evaluation also analyzes the grades you earned and compares them to what you would be assigned for similar coursework.

Who Can Evaluate Degrees?

Degree evaluation must be done by a credentialed service. Several associations have credentialed members who can undertake the evaluations. Before paying money for this service, you should understand if your prospective employer or school will accept an evaluation from any service or if you must choose a specific one. We always advise our candidates to use World Education Services, they are recognized globally and have services in the US and Canada.

Why Is It Important To Have Your Degree Evaluated?

Whether it’s for work, school, or immigration, many of these opportunities will require that you get your credentials evaluated. Let’s take a look at why this is important.

Study

Some schools will ask for your degree transcripts and undertake the equivalency evaluation themselves, but other institutions will require you to get a degree evaluation in the USA from an accredited agency. This is mostly a requirement if you are thinking of undergoing a postgraduate degree. American InterContinental University and Trident International University, require a show of degree equivalency before full admission is required for all postgraduate degrees.

Work

If you get a job in a foreign country, there is a chance that the Human Resources department of your potential employer will request for transcript evaluation; most times this is based on the role you are applying for. They will be able to guide you on what they expect for work and degree equivalencies. Like colleges, some companies will do the evaluations in-house, but for other employers, such as governments, you will be directed on where to get your international degree evaluated.

Practice as a Licensed Professional

Many professions are overseen by government standards bodies including licensing boards. Expectations about education and qualifications are determined by these boards. To be able to get professional licenses to practice as a professional in most countries, you will need to attest that you have the required technical skills. This is where evaluation comes in. Some licensing boards can carry out the evaluation themselves while others request that the evaluation is done by some other organization.

Earning A Degree At American InterContinental University (AIU) and Trident International University

If you are planning on studying for your postgraduate or graduate degree programs, American InterContinatel University and Trident International University are options to consider.

ACCREDITATION

AIU and Trident Universities, are regionally accredited in the U.S. This is the highest level of accreditation in the U.S; regional accreditation is preferred by employers. Within this context, regionally accredited institutions are naturally considered more accepted by global employers. With the U.S. regionally accredited degree, you have options on a global scale because hiring companies know the academic standards are the highest.

DEGREE PROGRAMS

High-quality degree programs are another thing to look out for when choosing an online university. Our partner universities offer industry-relevant degree program offerings at all levels: Associate, Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate; and they are designed as professional-type degrees that meet the jobs market needs of today. They provide opportunities for graduates in key growth industries in the 21st-century jobs market. The degree programs offered are taught by industry leaders with real-world industry experience; each program and specialization is designed to make you attractive to employers.  

LEARNING EXPERIENCE

We’ve partnered with universities that are leaders in online education, and that have been able to bring the best learning experience to students on their virtual campuses. Our partner universities’ virtual campuses are available 24/7 enabling students to take courses on their schedule, afford a virtual library that gives you access to resource materials, enable you to track your degree progress, and provide web-based and mobile app platforms optimized to enable you to communicate with your professors and other students. There’s also 24/7 support available in the case that a situation that needs a quick resolution. All this makes the learning experience seamless and engaging.

TUITION

Enrolling in our partner American universities affords you a grant opportunity of up to 90% off tuition. This means about 90% of your tuition will be paid for you upon your enrollment for your entire degree program. This is made possible through Destiny Education’s grant program available to International students. Destiny Education has also structured a payment plan that will afford students to make payments by installments toward their education.

Conclusion

It’s important to have all your documents and supporting paperwork together.

Academic Transcript

This is an official document issued by the institution you attended that lists all subjects taken and grades earned for each year of study.

Degree Certificate

This is the official document issued by the institution you attended that shows you completed the degree program in the stipulated period.

Most evaluation bodies do not translate documents to a preferred language, you will need to also send translated copies to the evaluation body where required.  It can take time to gather transcript and up to a couple weeks to evaluate.  We highly recommend WES (above) for this service. Our Student and Career Advisors are always available to guide you through this process.
If you need to learn more, please download the program brochures: https://destinyedu.com/programs/

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