Tips to Avoid delay in the process of credential evaluation

Posted on December 22, 2022 By Mathew Berg

The United States has one of the world's biggest job markets. This attracts thousands of young professionals every year who are eager to move to the country for better educational opportunities and career success. However, before getting started, foreign nationals need to get their credentials evaluated and translated based on US standards for their application processes.

If you're wondering how I can speed up my credential evaluation, you've come to the right place. Use these tips to ensure a smooth and successful evaluation process and leave behind your worries about not meeting the deadlines!

1- Understand Foreign Evaluations

Foreign credential evaluation is an analytic report, conducted document by document as per your requirement, to determine your equivalency in the US systems, be it education, professional licenses, or even general purpose needs for military enlistment, employment in different industries, immigration, etc.

Since foreign evaluations are of different types and done in different ways, it is best to understand exactly what is needed for your use before you start. You should go over what foreign evaluations are, identify the need for them, understand all of the documents and paperwork you will need, and make sure you are well aware of the entire process before getting started. This will help you ensure that there are no hiccups or roadblocks when you fill out your application. It is also a great way to get everything done within the deadline.

2- Start the Evaluation Process ASAP

An important thing to keep in mind is that most applications need to be submitted on a deadline. Whether you’re applying to an educational institute or you wish to start working in the US, there will probably be a deadline set by the institute, after which they will stop accepting applications. If you don’t meet this deadline, you will not be considered for the position, regardless of the reason behind missing the due dates.

Therefore, it is always better to be prepared beforehand and get your documents sorted before the application process starts. You don’t need to wait until the submission window opens to start your high school diploma evaluation process. Instead, research and understand the requirements for the application prior to the due dates and get started with the evaluation process right away. This is also a great way to ensure that you have plenty of time to review your application and increase your chances of getting accepted. 

3- Choose the Correct Type

Before you apply for credential evaluations, you need to know exactly what kind of evaluation service you need. Most people assume evaluations are only for educational purposes, but that isn’t true. You could need credential evaluations for various forms of employment and even to get your license for teaching or practicing law. Therefore, knowing what type of service you need is a great way to speed up credential evaluations. It will also help you make sure you have your required documents ready on time and save you the cost of getting a certain type of evaluation done that you don’t really need.

Here is a list of the different kinds of evaluations you can get done from ERES:

ERES also offers pre-evaluation services to help you with some essential information that can aid your decision-making process. These can be quite helpful in determining your chances of being a successful candidate in the program you wish to apply for. You can even seek out other opportunities using these reports.

4- Collect Required Documents

Now that you’re well aware of the entire evaluation process and you know what type of credentials you need to get evaluated, the next step is to collect all the required documents. You will need to send scanned copies of different documents based on which type of credential evaluation you’re applying for. Therefore, it is best to review the ERES website and make a checklist of all the documents that you need to send to the agency. 

Once you have your checklist ready, start collecting the required documents and make scanned copies. You should also check if any of these documents require attestations from any respective institutions. Review the requirements once again to ensure you have everything you need to apply for the evaluation, and then send them out.

5- Hire a Reliable Agency

The final and perhaps most important tip is selecting a reliable agency that will get you the required evaluations on time, so you don’t miss the deadline. ERES is one of the fastest credential evaluation agencies that offer flexible turnaround to ensure you receive your reports on time. We also offer exceptional customer service and have agents with varying linguistic backgrounds to guide you throughout the process.

We wish you the best in your application process!

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