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.

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. Educational Credential Assessments (ECAs) for Canadian immigration take twenty (20) business days to process and complete.

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 receive your WES reference number.

  • Save your WES reference number and include it on all correspondence with us. WES is not responsible for documents that arrive without a reference number.
  • For prompt processing, be sure to include your reference number on all documents sent to our office. Documents must be sent in a sealed envelope as shown in this image.
  • You can log in to your account to check the status of your application at any time.

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.
  • Remember to include your WES reference number on the envelope as shown in the image on the right.
  • 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.