About WES Credential Evaluation

A credential evaluation is a comparison of your academic accomplishments to standards in the U.S. or Canada. This report helps institutions like schools, employers, licensing boards, or immigration authorities better understand your educational background.

A report from WES:

  • Identifies and describes your credentials
  • Verifies that your credentials are authentic
  • May include a grade point average (GPA) equivalency
  • Includes an evaluation of the authenticity of your documents

You also have the option to upgrade to an International Credential Advantage Package (ICAP); this means we will store your verified transcripts and evaluation report for easy sending to universities and approved licensing bodies at any time.

Your WES report will be completed within seven (7) business days of receipt, review, and acceptance of all documents by WES and payment in full.

Click on the sample reports below to see what each type of evaluation report includes:

Document-by-Document Evaluation

  • Provides the U.S. equivalency of your credential
  • Use for freshman university admissions, employment, and U.S. immigration

Course-by-Course Evaluation

  • Provides the U.S. equivalency of your credential and U.S. GPA
  • Lists your courses and grades
  • Use for transfer and graduate university admissions, and licensing boards (except CPA)

CPA Supplemental Report

  • Analyzes your business and accounting courses for Certified Public Accountant (CPA) boards

Our Process

Step 1: Submit your WES application.

  • WES will give you a reference number.
  • Save this number and include it on all correspondence with us. This helps us track your records and avoid delays in service.
  • You can log in to your account to check the status of your application at any time.

Step 2: Send us your documents.

To avoid errors and delays:

  • Submit your documents according to the instructions on your required documents page.
  • Your WES reference number must be written on the envelope, as shown in this example.
  • If there is any question about a document, we will notify you and place your evaluation on hold until the issue is resolved.

Step 3: We create and send your report.

Once we receive all required documents and verify their authenticity, your report will be completed and sent within seven (7) business days.

Note: Delivery timelines differ for Canadian Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applications.