International Transcripts

If your undergraduate or graduate degree is from a university or college outside of the United States, your transcripts must be evaluated by a credential evaluation service. Evaluations must include the educational degree equivalencies, overall grade point average, course-by-course analysis, and divisional course analysis (if teaching in grades 7-12). A “teacher certification” evaluation is preferred.

Also please note that you if your undergraduate or graduate degree is from an institution of higher education in which the primary language of instruction is not English, you must submit passing scores from the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) internet-based (iBT) exam. Passing scores for internet-based (iBT) – 79, with a required score of 26 on the Speaking portion. For additional information on the TOEFL exam, visit ets.org/toefl. HCC’s destination code (DI) is 6296.

If your undergraduate or graduate is from an institution of higher education in which the primary language of instruction is English, you must provide a letter on university letterhead stating the primary language of instruction at the university is English. If this letter is provided and the primary language of instruction is English, then TOEFL scores are not required.

If you have completed both an undergraduate or graduate degree outside of the United States and completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited institution of higher education in the United States, TOEFL scores are not required; however, the degree completed outside of the United States must still be evaluated by a credential evaluation service.

Acceptable evaluation services of international transcripts for US equivalence are listed as follows for Houston Community College’s Accelerated Teacher Certification Program:

Foreign Credentials Evaluation

Evaluators in Texas:

Foreign Credential Services of America, Austin, TX
(512) 459-8428 | info@foreigncredentials.org  
http://www.foreigncredentials.org/

Global Credential Evaluators, Inc., College Station, TX
(800) 707-0979
http://www.gceus.com  

International Academic Credential Evaluators, Inc., Denton, TX 
(940) 383-7498 | staff@iacei.net
http://www.iacei.net/

SDR Educational Consultants, Inc., Houston, TX
(713) 460-3525 | info@sdreducational.org
https://sdr.credentialconnection.com/

SpanTran Evaluation Services, Houston, TX
(713) 266-8805 | inquiries@spantran.com
http://www.spantran.com/

Worldwide Education Consultant Services, Inc., Houston, TX & Brownsville, TX
(281) 829-9243 (Houston) | (956) 350-4660 (Brownsville)
wecshouston@wecseval.com | info@wecseval.com
http://www.wecseval.com

 

 

Evaluators Out of State:

Center for Applied Research, Evaluations, & Education, Inc., Anaheim, CA
(714) 237-9272 | eval_caree@yahoo.com 
http://www.iescaree.com

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc., Milwaukee, WI
(414) 289-3400 | eval@ece.org
http://www.ece.org

International Education Research Foundation, Inc., Culver City, CA
(310) 258-9451 | information@ierf.org
http://www.ierf.org

Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., Miami, FL
(305) 273-1616 | info@jsilny.com
http://www.jsilny.com 

World Education Services, Inc., New York, NY
(212) 966-6311 | info@wes.org
https://www.wes.org/

 

Evaluations from other agencies may be approved on a case-by-case basis.