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International Documents

This page is for non-international students with international documents. For international students, please visit the International Students page.

Beginning August 17, 2020, the Graduate School office in Building 11 will be open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. A face covering is required to enter the office and we will practice social distancing.

While the office will be open with limited staff, remote work continues to be the primary work arrangement for faculty and staff. Please contact us via email. During this time, we ask all required admission documents be uploaded to your Applications Status in MyUWF or emailed to If you mailed in a hard copy of any items, mail may be impacted during this time. Official credential evaluations should be submitted to us from the evaluation agency electronically when possible.


Students with any international documents may only submit:

1.  original documents


2.  officially signed & certified photocopies of original documents.

All documents that are not in English must have a certified translation.

When credential evaluations verify that they were provided with official documents directly from the institution, additional official transcripts will not be required by UWF. However, if not verified as official documents, or not attached to the official credential evaluation, an official document directly from the institution will be required.

Students with international documents must have their foreign credentials evaluated by one of the four evaluation services listed below.

The official evaluation report must contain a "course-by-course" description and a grade point average from every institution you previously attended. This includes institutions where you took a few classes but did not complete a degree.

Applicants must contact one of the evaluation agencies to start this process.

Applicants are responsible for all service and shipping fees.

The evaluation agency must mail the official evaluation report directly to UWF. We will not accept evaluation reports sent from applicants.

The official evaluation report must arrive at UWF before the application deadline for the semester the applicant plans to attend.

Students with international documents must have their foreign credentials evaluated by one of the following evaluation services listed below:

Accepted Credential Evaluation Agencies
AgencyCourse by Course CostTranslation CostTurnaround Time *MBBS **Bologna ***
Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
International Education Consultants
7101 SW 102 Avenue
Miami, FL 33173
Ph: (305) 273-1616
Fax: (305) 273-1338
Translation Fax: (305) 273-1984
$150 (plus $40 for GPA calculation) Determined by language, length, and complexity 10 days Yes JSA doesn't recognize the Bologna agreement; however, depending on country, accepts three-year bachelor's degrees as equivalent to US bachelor's degrees.
International Education Evaluators (IEE)
P.O. Box 545863
Surfside, FL 33154
Ph: (305) 503-9063
Fax: (305) 993-5550
$140 $40-80 (varies by language) 10 days Yes Typically, IEE does not consider three-year degrees from Bologna countries to be comparable to four-year U.S. Bachelor's degrees.  However, there may be some factors that could be taken into consideration such as the number of years of secondary education.
105 W Plant St Ste 1
Winter Garden, FL 34787
(407) 965-2733 | | skype: ucredo
$160 $40/page 7-10 days Yes No, but they do mention in the evaluation notes that 3-year Bologna degree holders may be eligible for graduate school admission per the policies of the receiving institution.
Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
Ph: (414) 289-3400
Fax: (414) 289-3411
$160 N/A 7 days No

Generally, ECE looks for four years of post-secondary study in order to confirm Bachelor degree equivalence.  However, ECE looks at each program as it functions in its own country's educational system and makes a determination based on all of the educational information.


World Education Services (WES)
P.O. Box 5087
Bowling Green Station, New York, NY
Ph: (212) 966-6311
$205/$160 N/A 7 days Yes

Yes, WES's Bologna Process is outlined at

* Once all items are completed.
** Recognizes Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) as equivalent to U.S. MD degree.
*** Recognizes the Bologna Agreement.


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