How to Get Your Degree from the Philippines Evaluated
Thursday | March 12, 2020 | by Justine D’Souza
If you studied in the Philippines and would like a WES evaluation for immigration, professional, or academic purposes, you will have to submit an application, make a payment, and send WES your documents.
In order for WES to evaluate your high school or university credentials, please ask your school to send us an official transcript that shows all the coursework you have completed for your program. The transcript should come in a sealed envelope from the school. Your school can also send you the sealed envelopes, and you can forward them to WES.
Your school may also be able to send WES your required documents electronically. In light of COVID-19, we are working with institutions around the world to facilitate the secure electronic transmission of files. If you would like the institution from which you earned your credential to submit your documents to us electronically, please have them Contact Us and select the “Other” category on the contact form.
If you studied at more than one school before finishing your program, the last school you attended can send your transcript.
If you no longer live in the Philippines, WES recommends sending our Academic Records Request Form to your school. A school official can fill it out and send it with your documents to WES. Although we do not require this form for evaluation purposes, it does facilitate document requests and submission.
It is very important that credential evaluation applicants understand WES document requirements. Sending documents that do not meet our requirements can lead to delays in evaluation processing and completion.
Our complete document requirements are listed on our website. Here is some information to get you started.
Evaluations for Secondary School Credentials
To evaluate secondary school results from the Philippines, WES requires the following documents:
- A copy of your graduation certificate/diploma
- An official transcript sent in a sealed envelope from the school you attended
Because WES requires a copy of your graduation certificate/diploma, instead of an official document, applicants can send the copy themselves. It does not need to be sent in a sealed envelope from your school.
For information about document requirements for other secondary school credentials, visit our Required Documents page.
Evaluations for University Credentials
If you would like to have your university credentials evaluated by WES, you generally do not need to send your high school documents. However, if you have completed less than one year of full-time post-secondary academic study, WES highly recommends that you also send secondary school documents.
To evaluate university credentials from the Philippines, WES requires the following document:
- An official transcript sent in a sealed envelope from the school you attended. The transcript must include the degree conferral date. This is the date you earned the credential.
If you would like a WES evaluation of your doctoral degree, WES will require one additional document:
- A written statement issued and sent by the institution that awarded your doctoral degree. The statement must confirm the date you obtained the degree and your major. Your school also has the option of completing and sending the Doctoral Degree Confirmation Form to WES in a sealed envelope instead of issuing and sending a statement.
For more information about WES document requirements and evaluation processes, visit our Help Center.
Are you ready to get started? Begin your credential evaluation application today!