10. What is an evaluation?
An evaluation shows what your foreign education is equal to in the United States.
11. Which types of evaluations do you offer?
The Diploma/Degree evaluation lists each academic credential, the institutions you studied in, the dates of graduation and the US equivalent. The Course-by-Course evaluation includes all of the information found in the Diploma/Degree evaluation and also lists all college-level courses, credits, grades and the final GPA.
12. Which type of evaluation should I choose?
If you will be using your evaluation for employment, immigration, cosmetology or military purposes, a Diploma/Degree evaluation is generally required. Some institutions may require a Course-by-Course evaluation. If you plan to continue your education in the United States, or are applying for Teacher Certification or other type of professional license, you will most likely need a Course-by-Course evaluation.
13. Which credentials do you evaluate?
We evaluate high school (secondary) and university-level credentials. Course-by-Course evaluations can be provided for university-level programs.
14. What documents should I submit to apply for evaluation?
Please provide all ORIGINAL diplomas and ORIGINAL transcripts (mark sheets) as issued by your educational institution. Documents should be submitted in the original language. If your documents are not in English, we will also need official word-for-word translations. Globe can provide translations for a modest fee.
15. Will my original documents be returned to me?
Yes. If you are coming to our office, please bring the originals and a set of photocopies of the originals. We will keep the copies and return the originals to you. If you are applying by mail, please choose our Express Mail option for safe return of your originals. Globe will only mail original documents by Express Mail. Please note the documents mailed directly to Globe from academic institutions become the property of Globe and cannot be returned.
16. Will Globe contact my school?
Globe uses a variety of methods to determine authenticity of the documents submitted to us. We reserve the right to contact your school directly for verification. We also reserve the right to request additional documentation, including official transcripts sent to us directly from your institution. Any fees incurred in the process of verification are the responsibility of the applicant.
17. What happens if Globe determines that documents are forged?
If documents are determined to be forged, altered in any way, or have been issued by a diploma mill, the application will be cancelled and fees will not be returned. All documents become property of Globe.
18. How long does an evaluation take?
Our standard processing time is 10 business days. Rush services are also available. In the event that we must contact an academic institution or request additional information, the evaluation will be placed on hold until the necessary information is received.
19. Are Globe evaluations accepted everywhere?
Globe evaluations are widely accepted by educational institutions, employers, city, state and federal civil service departments, boards of cosmetology and by the United Stated Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Service (CIS). We advise you to check with your institution to determine exact requirements.
20. Is Globe Language Services Inc. a recognized evaluation agency?
We are charter members of the Association of International Credential Evaluations (AICE). You will find AICE listed on the US Department of Education website http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. Please click on "Information for Persons Seeking to Study in the United States."