Applicants must demonstrate that they have completed the degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree to be admitted to a master's program. In order to ensure that U.S. accreditation standards, degree, course, and credit equivalencies are met, transcripts from higher education institutions outside the U.S. must be evaluated by World Education Services or Educational Credential Evaluators.
For applicants who hold a degree from a higher education institution outside the U.S.:
Students who have earned a degree at an international school must submit an official course-by-course evaluation from either World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) in order to be considered for admission.
For applicants who are currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program outside the U.S.:
SCS will not review graduate admissions applications while a bachelor’s degree is in progress at a higher education institution outside the U.S. If you plan on applying to a master's program, you should complete your bachelor's degree before obtaining a WES or ECE evaluation (see “Applicants who hold a degree from a higher education institution outside the U.S.” above).
The Office of Admissions can request a transcript from a study abroad program or an official WES/ECE evaluation if deemed necessary during the review of an admissions application. In certain cases, students who have participated in a formal study abroad program through their home institution may not need to submit a separate transcript from their visiting school. Please contact the Office of Admissions for more information regarding your particular circumstances.
The WES/ECE evaluation process can be lengthy; therefore, we encourage all international students to begin this process well in advance of the application deadline to ensure timely receipt and review by the Office of Admissions. Applicants are encouraged to be proactive in working with admissions advisors to ensure that all necessary documentation is submitted on time. Please contact the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any specific questions regarding your transcripts or application.