Evaluation of Foreign Educational Credentials
All foreign educational documents must be evaluated by World Educational Services, Inc. (WES) or any NACES member evaluator prior to being submitted to Empire State College. Evaluation reports must be submitted directly from the evaluation service to the college.
Canadian transcripts must be in English and approved by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) or Canadian Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT). All other transcripts will be required to be evaluated by WES.
Applicants for whom English is not the first language must submit proof of proficiency. The School for Graduate Studies will accept TOEFL or IELTS test scores taken within the last three years. You must score within the range of 79-94 on the TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT), 250 on the Computer-based test (CBT), 600 on the TOEFL paper-based test (PBT), or 6.5-7 on the IELTS to be considered for admission to the Empire State College advanced certificate programs. Applicants, who have completed a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. institution or from an institution where the instruction was given in English, may be exempt.