Evaluation of college degrees from other countries

Evaluation of college degrees from countries outside the United States


Applicants who possess a degree or completed coursework that is not from a U.S. accredited (or verified equivalent) college or university, must submit one of the following:

  • A written statement from a U.S. accredited college or university that states that the applicant is qualified for entrance to a program of graduate studies in which one of the fields stated in the minimum qualifications is required for entrance to that program.
  • An evaluation of the applicant's degree and coursework equivalency by a private organization that provides foreign credential evaluation services. The evaluation must include a comparison of comparable U.S. courses for content, credit and grade.

Foreign language documents must include a precise word-for-word English translation of all foreign language documents. It is the responsibility of each applicant to prove to the satisfaction to the City of Modesto that the applicant meets the specific requirements listed on the job announcement for each specific examination.

For further information, please contact a certified private evaluation organization that is a member of NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services). The City of Modesto does not endorse any of these business entities, but a list has been developed for informational purposes only (below).

Foreign Records Evaluation Services



EDUCATIONAL RECORDS EVALUATION SERVICE 
601 University Ave., Suite 127 Sacramento, CA 95825 
(916) 921-0790 
www.eres.com 

FOREIGN EDUCATION DOCUMENT SERVICE 

P.O. Box 151739 San Diego, CA 92175 
(619) 265-5810 
www.documentservice.org 

CENTER FOR APPLIED RESEARCH, EVALUATION & EDUCATION, INC. 
P.O. Box 18358 Anaheim, CA 92817 
(714) 237-9272 
www.iescaree.com 

GLOBAL SERVICES ASSOCIATES, INC. 

409 North Pacific Coast Highway, # 393 
Redondo Beach, CA 90277 
(310) 828-5709 
www.globaleval.org 

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION RESEARCH FOUNDATION CREDENTIALS EVALUATION SERVICE 
P.O. Box 3665 
Culver City, CA 90231-3665 
(310) 258-9451 
www.ierf.org 

A copy of the foreign credential evaluation verification must be attached to the employment application and submitted by the final filing date/time. Applicants who do not provide this verification will be eliminated from further consideration.

It is the responsibility of each applicant to prove to the satisfaction of the City that the applicant meets specific education requirements listed on the job announcement. This explanation has been developed for informational purposes only and does not guarantee that an applicant meets the requirements of the job. If you require further clarification regarding this information, please contact our Human Resources Department at (209) 577-5402.