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  1. What is World Education Services (WES)?
  2. How to get the equivalency through WES?

What is World Education Services (WES)?


International Education Intelligence World Education Services (WES) is the leading source of international education intelligence. WES is a not for profit organization with over thirty years’ experience evaluating international credentials.

WES provides more than 50,000 evaluations each year that are accepted by thousands of academic institutions, employers, licensing and certification boards and government agencies in the U.S. and Canada.

Our robust and comprehensive credential evaluation database, known as AICES, is a powerful source of information about education systems and evaluation methodology around the world

WES Mission The mission of World Education Services is to foster the integration of persons educated in foreign countries into academic and professional settings.

World Education Services is North America's leading resource of information and insight on international education and credentials. For over thirty years, WES has helped educators improve their overseas recruiting, streamline their admissions procedures, reduce costs and strengthen their assessment of international credentials. Now, more than 2500 academic institutions in the U.S. and Canada rely on WES for trusted and accurate research and intelligence.

WES has helped thousands of immigrants and foreign students make the tough transition to a new environment, by providing them with the confidence that they have the most credible trusted credentials evaluation they can get.

More and more, WES reports provide employers with the assurance that their hires have the educational background needed in this era of skills shortages and competitive staffing.

WES Services WES is the leading international credential evaluation service in North America. WES offers individuals and institutions a range of services that enables those educated outside the U.S. to have their academic credentials recognized and understood.

Students, Job Seekers and Immigrants come to WES for accurate credential evaluation reports that they can present to demonstrate their academic achievements when seeking opportunities for further education, professional licensing, employment or immigration opportunities in the U.S.

Academic Institutions, Licensing Boards, and Employers rely on WES reports when assessing internationally-educated candidates. Recipients of WES reports count on WES for accurate and reliable evaluation reports, which are always based on authentic documents, as well as for its comprehensive and current online tools and research.

WES Database OUR ROBUST, COMPREHENSIVE DATABASE WES conducts extensive research on education systems and evaluation methodology, and prides itself on being a global network of accurate and up-to-date information on international higher education. In addition, WES staff is available to assist other organizations and institutions with their international education research needs. WES maintains a state-of-the-art credential evaluation database, known as AICES. This robust, world-leading resource:

Provides data on 45,075 foreign academic institutions, 214 countries and jurisdictions, 19,776 credentials, and 1,541 grading scales. Enables WES to more effectively fulfill its mission to serve foreign-educated individuals by providing high quality evaluations in a cost-effective manner.

WES Resources As a research-based non-profit organization, WES stays abreast of developments in education, by maintaining close communications and cooperation with academic institutions, ministries of education and other educational authorities all over the world. WES shares its research through its evaluation reports, as well as through a suite of online tools and resources.

WES publishes World Education News & Reviews (WENR), the definitive news source on comparative international education. Much of the research content is derived from the AICES database.

WES also offers valuable online resources such as the WES Grade Conversion Guide, which features suggested grade conversions for higher education in more than 120 countries, and World Education Profiles.

To register for access to WES resources, click here.

To get to know more about WES, click here: World Education Services

How to get the equivalency through WES?

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