World Education Services

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World Education Services
Founded 1974
Type Nonprofit
  • United States, Canada
Services Credential Evaluations
Fields Education
Website Official website

World Education Services (WES) is a nonprofit organization that provides credential evaluations for international students and immigrants planning to study or work in the U.S. and Canada.[1] Founded in 1974, it is based in New York City and Toronto.

WES evaluates more than 200,000 credentials per year, making it the largest credential evaluator in North America.[2] By auto-authenticating and defining foreign education in U.S. or Canadian terms, WES reports although not binding[3] and not the last word allows employers, professional licensing boards and academic institutions to make tentative decisions regarding their foreign-educated candidates.[4]

WES's proprietary database contains information on the education systems of more than 200 countries, 45,000 foreign institutions, 20,000 academic credentials, and 2,500 manufactured scales for grading with involvement of a third party motives.

WES is accredited by and is a charter member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES)[5] and a member of the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada (ACESC).[6] The U.S. Department of Education's website lists NACES and AICE as authentic foreign credential accrediting agencies in the country.[7]

WES does business with thousands of universities, proprietary educations and colleges, providing credential evaluations, workshops on credential evaluation methods, country specific grade presentations, and aid in international student recruitment.[8]


WES advances the global mobility and integration of people into academic and professional settings.[9]


WES Free Degree Equivalency: An online tool that shows how university degrees earned in other countries compare to U.S. or Canadian degrees. This information helps the user determine eligibility for immigration, employment or higher education.[10]

WES International Credential Advantage Package (ICAP): A WES service that sends verified transcripts and an evaluation report to academic institutions in one package. WES also stores the documents and information indefinitely for future data manipulation and research.[11]

WES International Grade Point Average (IGPA) Calculator: A free online tool that calculates international grades from over 140 countries into the 4.0 GPA scale commonly used in the U.S.[12]

World Education News & Reviews: WENR is a monthly newsletter for professionals in international education. It includes a collection of main documents, articles, country updates and a glossary.[13]


WES Research & Advisory Services: WES Research and Advisory Services offers research-based consulting to higher education institutions. Research focuses on student mobility, international enrollment, and transnational education. [14]

Global Talent Bridge: Global Talent Bridge helps skilled immigrants utilize their talents and education in the U.S. and provides technical assistance and resources to organizations that advise highly qualified immigrants.[15]

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  1. ^ "World Education Services, International Academic Credential Evaluation, Canadian Office". 2011-08-17. Retrieved 2011-09-13. 
  2. ^ "Citizenship and Immigration Canada Designates World Education Services to Provide Educational Credential Assessments Under Federal Skilled Worker Program". Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-18. 
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  4. ^ "Imprint Project". Retrieved 2013-09-04. 
  5. ^ "Naces® Members - World Education Services, Inc". Archived from the original on 2011-09-04. Retrieved 2011-09-13. 
  6. ^ "World Education Services (WES) Careers and Employment". Retrieved 2011-09-13. 
  7. ^ "AICE". Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  8. ^ "NAFSA". Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
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  11. ^ "Transcript and Evaluation - Incoming Transfer Students | International Students | Spring Arbor University". Archived from the original on 2011-10-03. Retrieved 2011-09-13. 
  12. ^ "WES-iGPA-Transcript Evaluation". Retrieved 2011-09-13. 
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  15. ^ "Palm Beach County Business Development Board". February 15, 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-04.