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Foreign High School Credential Submission

Some students at CSCC may have completed their high school or secondary school education overseas. If this applies to you please note the following:

You may be required to use a credential evaluation company to obtain an official evaluation report showing that your foreign credentials are equivalent to a U.S. High School Diploma.  Usually, you will only be asked to obtain an evaluation in one of two cases:

- If you are applying for financial aid and are selected for high school verification
- If your program of study (such as Nursing) requires proof of high school graduation.

Not all students will need to obtain an evaluation of their high school documents. Only those student who have been notified that they need to provide proof that they have completed the equivalency of an US high school diploma need to obtain an evaluation.

You can also use the same evaluation companies to obtain a course by course evaluation for college level transfer credit if you have college level credit you wish to transfer to CSCC from overseas.

Please note that a professional evaluation is the only way that credentials from outside the USA can be submitted to CSCC.

  Frequently Asked Questions

- How can I obtain a professional evaluation of my foreign high school, secondary school or college documents?

- How much does an evaluation typically cost?

- How long does it take to obtain an evaluation?

- Do my documents need to be translated before I send them to a company for evaluation?

- Once my evaluation is complete how will CSCC receive the evaluation?


A professional evaluation must be obtained from agencies holding current memberships with NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services). For more information concerning which documents you need to submit in order to obtain an appropriate evaluation please contact the NACES member evaluation agency of your choice.

Here is a list of NACES members as of 1/2017. For a current list of NACES current members, please visit:

A2Z Evaluations, LLC
Academic Evaluation Services, Inc.
Center for Applied Research, Evaluations, & Education, Inc.
Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
Educational Perspectives, nfp.
Educational Records Evaluation Service
Evaluation Service, Inc.

Foreign Academic Credential Service, Inc.
Foundation for International Services, Inc.
Global Credential Evaluators, Inc.
Global Services Associates, Inc.
International Academic Credential Evaluators, Inc.
International Consultants of Delaware, Inc.
International Education Research Foundation, Inc.
Josef Silny & Associates, Inc. International Education Consultants
SpanTran: The Evaluation Company
Transcript Research
World Education Services, Inc.

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Document by document  evaluations typically cost between $100 to $150 or more. College course by course evaluations cost $160 or more. Costs will vary with the different companies and service levels offered. Please consult with the company of your choice regarding options and payments.

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Evaluations may take several weeks to complete. Students should begin the evaluation process as early as possible to prevent delays. Please consult with the specific company of your choice regarding the time it will take to complete your evaluation.

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Many companies will not require that your documents be translated for evaluation. Please consult with the specific company of your choice regarding the need for translations.

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You will need to request that the evaluating company send CSCC an official copy of the completed evaluation. The evaluation can be sent directly to:

Columbus State Community College
550 East Spring Street
Columbus OH 43215

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