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Credential Evaluation

List of Recommended Services for Credential Evaluation (PDF, 17KB)

A credential evaluation is different than a translation because it shows how the foreign educational system aligns with the U.S. educational system and converts grades into the U.S. equivalence. 

For International Admission (for applicants requesting F-1/M-1 student visa support)

  • A general evaluation with grade point average is required for all applicants, unless official transcripts are submitted that show:
      • A degree (high school or higher) earned in the U.S. Or,
      • Admission to a UW-Madison or other UW system college undergraduate or graduate degree (Not ESL). List of accepted UW system schools.
  • A detailed course by course evaluation is recommended if requesting credit for prior learning, through which courses from other institutions may be counted towards a Madison College program.

For Domestic Admission (for applicants not requesting F-1/M-1 student visa support)

  • A detailed course by course evaluation is required unless original official academic records in the original language are submitted. If the records are not in English, a professional translation into English must also be submitted.
  • A detailed course by course evaluation is recommended if requesting credit for prior learning, through which courses from other institutions may be counted towards a Madison College program.

Recommended Services for Credential Evaluation

Madison College will accept credentials evaluated by any National Association of Credit Evaluation Services (NACES) member agency. For additional NACES-affiliated credential evaluation options, please visit their website.

Additional services include:

One Earth International Credential Evaluations
1360 Regent Street No. 122
Madison, WI 53715
Phone: (608) 205-8189
Fax: (608) 255-4194
Email: eval@oneearthevaluations.org

Educational Credentials Evaluators (ECE)
101 W. Pleasant Street, Suite 200
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Tel: (414) 289-3400
Fax: (414) 289-3411
Email: eval@ece.org

World Education Services
P.O. Box 5087
Bowling Green Station
New York, NY 10274-5087
Tel: (212) 966-6311
Fax: (212) 739-6100

Educational Perspectives
P.O. Box 618056
Chicago, IL 60661-8056
Tel: (312) 421-9300
Fax: (312) 421-9353
Email: info@edperspective.org

Joseph Silny & Associates, Inc.*
7101 SW 102 Avenue
Miami, FL 33173
Tel: (305) 273-1616
Fax: (305) 273-1984
Email: translation@jsilny.com

*Indicates an agency that provides both translation and credential evaluation services.

Translation of Documents:

Joseph Silny & Associates, Inc.*
7101 SW 102 Avenue
Miami, FL 33173
Tel: (305) 273-1616
Fax: (305) 273-1984
Email: translation@jsilny.com

ChoiceTranslating, Inc.
112 South Tryon Street, Suite 1500
Charlotte, NC 28284
Tel: (888) 721-2077
Fax: (704) 717-0046
Email: moreinfo@choicetranslating.com

International Institute of Wisconsin
1110 North Old World Street
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Tel: (414) 225-6220
Email: info@iiwisconsin.org

*Indicates an agency that provides both translation and credential evaluation services.