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Credential Evaluations

Credential Evaluation Guidelines

Due to a stricter interpretation of the immigration regulations related to the filing of employment-based non-immigrant and immigrant benefits by the immigration service, internationals are required to submit foreign education credential evaluations. This evaluation should be submitted to OIS along with the respective request form and all other supporting documents. The handling of the evaluation request may be completed by either the UIC sponsoring department or the international employee. OIS will not be involved in the evaluation process.

Evaluation Requirements

  • When requesting an evaluation the type of evaluation needed is a “General” or “Document-by-Document” Report. This type of evaluation will provide degree equivalencies. Course-by-course evaluations are NOT needed.
  • Please state that the evaluation is for “Immigration” and NOT “Employment.” Indicating the evaluation purpose is for “Immigration” will include the requisite signature and information about the company.

Credential Evaluation Services

A list of evaluation service options is listed below. These are merely suggestions as any reputable evaluation company may be used. Please contact the company directly for document requirements and processing time frames and fees.

* The Office of International Services will not accept any liability or responsibility for the use of these services nor the outcome of any evaluation. Please feel free contact the Office of International Services at (312) 996-3121 with further questions