Learn about our work to advance policies that give immigrants and refugees a fair chance of reaching their educational and career goals.

About the WES Gateway Program

The WES Gateway Program assesses the educational credentials of individuals who, as a result of adverse circumstances in their country of education, have limited proof of their academic achievements.

WES works with these partners to identify qualified individuals educated in Afghanistan, Eritrea, Iraq, Syria, Türkiye, Ukraine, and Venezuela as participants in the Gateway Program.

Providing Displaced Individuals with Tools to Succeed

To evaluate credentials for WES Gateway Program participants, WES draws on more than 45 years of expertise in credential evaluation and international education systems as well as sample documents from our database of more than 23,000 different academic credentials.

The evaluation reports we issue through the program are designed to help displaced individuals continue their education, become licensed in their field, or take the next step in their career in the United States.

Referral Partners

WES works with partner organizations across the U.S. to refer individuals to the WES Gateway Program. These referral organizations confirm the eligibility of prospective applicants, submit documents for evaluation, and provide additional information. Please note, referral partner organizations may have additional criteria when determining which individuals are eligible for their services, including Gateway referrals.

For more information, contact us at [email protected].