About WES Credential Evaluations

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.  In addition, you will receive a WES digital badge you can use to display your verified credentials on social media sites like LinkedIn.

Your WES report will be completed within seven business days of receipt, review, and acceptance of all documents by WES and payment in full. Educational Credential Assessments (ECAs) for Canadian immigration take 35 business days.

Check with your recipient to verify which type of report they require. Click on the sample reports below to see what each type of evaluation report includes:

Document-by-Document Evaluation

  • Provides the Canadian equivalency of your credential
  • Use for freshman university admissions and employment

Course-by-Course Evaluation

  • Provides the Canadian equivalency of your credential and Canadian GPA
  • Lists your courses and grades
  • Use for transfer and graduate university admissions, and licensing boards

Evaluations for Immigration (ECA)

Our Process

Step 1: Submit your application and obtain your WES reference number.

  • Your WES reference number is required on all documents sent to WES.
  • WES is not responsible for documents that arrive without a reference number.
  • Documents must be sent in a sealed envelope as shown in this image.

Step 2: Read our document requirements and send in your documents.

To avoid errors and delays:

  • Submit your documents according to the required documents page.
  • Your WES reference number must be included on the envelope as shown in the image on the right.
  • Do not send documents without first obtaining a WES reference number.
  • We will review your documents when we receive them. If additional information is required, we will contact you.

Step 3: We create and send your report.

Once we receive all required documents and verify their authenticity, we will complete your report and send it out within seven (7) business days.

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