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WES credential evaluations - Demystified
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WES credential evaluations have raised a lot of questions recently. I will try and list down the frequently experienced concerns and their solutions in order to get an evaluation. Please note that my documents have been accepted and I have successfully completed my evaluation.

Basic or ICAP
The best would be to check it up with your university and apply accordingly. As far as CMU - MISM and Mays - MIS is concerned (Master's program), you need the basic course-by-course evaluation report.

Document Requirement
Please arrange the following documents to be sent to WES :
1.University attested and sealed transcripts - Please note that college transcripts are not acceptable unless your college is autonomous. I am from PU (Pune University), and I sent sealed university transcripts.
2.Degree certificate photocopy - Sending an unattested photocopy is perfectly fine.
3.Semester wise mark sheet photocopies - Unattested photocopies of each semester's mark sheet are acceptable. You need to send a total of 8 photocopies (1/semester). There is no need to send the ATKT/Failed mark sheets. Use the ones which you get after you clear all your subjects.

Note - In case you don't have university attested transcripts, you can get photocopies of your mark sheets attested by the university ( I am sure each university would have some procedure). Transcripts usually take a long time while attestation can be a bit faster (PU takes 10 days approx). As far as I have read and heard, there is no alternative to university attested documents. You will have to attest your documents (transcripts/marksheets) from the registrar at your university and seal them. Also, high school mark sheets (X and XII) are not required. You need an evaluation for your performance at undergraduate college. Not your school.

Money
Basic course-by-course evaluation report - 160$
Additional copy - 30$
Delivery Charges - 7$
Now assuming you send it to CMU and Texas A&M, your total should be :
160$+30*2$ (Sending it to two universities) + 7*3$ (The two universities and yourself) = 241$ (whooping total)

University unavailable in the list
I could not find May's business school in the predefined list, thus I added it manually in the recipient section. CMU MISM is available.

Purpose of Evaluation
In the 'purpose of evaluation' section in the application form, you should get these options :
1. To continue my education
2. To apply for a professional license
3. To apply for employment
4. To submit to immigration authorities.
5. Other
Please select option 1 i.e To continue my education.

Status Check
Once you submit your application, a reference number is generated. You can check the status of your app w.r.t the generated reference number. Please note that, the status check takes a couple of days to activate. As soon as you submit the app, the WES system won't be able to figure out your reference number and will probably give an error message. Do not fret over it. Just give it a couple of days.

Packet
Put all the documents mentioned above neatly in a packet and mention your reference number on each document and on the packet itself. (At least mention in on the packet) FYI writing the reference number on the packet is not a mandatory requirement stated by WES. Though, writing it might speed up your application processing.

Address
Use the following address if sending by courier :
World Education Services
64 Beaver St, #146
New York, NY 10004
USA

Duration
Submission to successful evaluation - 13 days
Receiving the hard copy of the report - 23 days
The time mentioned above is subject to change and is specific to my report.

Misc. Info
One of our fellow applicants, krishnapavanbhat, mailed TAMU concerning the WES evaluation and the priority deadline issue. The TAMU guys replied:
When WES completes the application, they will post the date and time of completion. As long as the time they list is before 11:59 on December 10th, you will be considered for the priority round of applications. If it is after that time, you will be considered for the regular round of applications.

Mumbai University Specific Info:
MU folks having trouble with getting the required documents can refer to this.

Also, check this out for the mother's name on the WES transcript issue.

Will update this post with the post evaluation concerns if any. Please post queries that you all encounter during the process in this thread itself. The intention is to have a one stop shop for WES evaluations. Hope this helps!

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Great post!!!!!

I have been receiving many queries regarding WES... This post actually demystifies it .. Good job Smile

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GJ sanketk Applause

But 160+30+21=211 is'nt it??

And please specify how many days will it take for WES to send the scores to the respected universities.

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(11-16-2012 01:22 AM)rashmi choudhary Wrote:  GJ sanketk Applause

But 160+30+21=211 is'nt it??

And please specify how many days will it take for WES to send the scores to the respected universities.

rashmi choudhary : My bad. Each copy is 30$'s and not 15$. I am really sorry for the error. Edited the first post. Thank you so much for pointing it out.
And regarding the delivery time, I think the 7$ standard delivery takes anywhere around a week to 10 days. Mine is still under progress. So I can't give you an accurate figure. akshay_1312, any inputs on this?

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It reaches within 7 days after your docs have been received..

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now my question is this ...
I will be getting the University attested Transcripts in the near future....
so i can send
1. Sealed University Transcripts
2. Notary attested Degree Certificate
3. Notary Attested 4 marksheets of each year.. ( i dont have the semwise marksheets)
... advise
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(11-17-2012 01:46 AM)Arsenal_Forever Wrote:  now my question is this ...
I will be getting the University attested Transcripts in the near future....
so i can send
1. Sealed University Transcripts - Yes
2. Notary attested Degree Certificate - Its ok if its not attested, but yeah yours is fine!
3. Notary Attested 4 marksheets of each year.. ( i dont have the semwise marksheets) - I sent semester wise marsheets. Wait for somebody to confirm. Or drop them an email/call them.
... advise

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Is this after we get admit or before ?

TAMU says original transcripts are needed when admit is granted.
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(11-17-2012 11:15 AM)venkz1989 Wrote:  Is this after we get admit or before ?

TAMU says original transcripts are needed when admit is granted.

venkz1989 : A WES transcript is a mandatory part of your application for TAMU. After you get an admit, you will have to submit your official transcripts which in this case are your university attested and sealed transcripts.
For application : WES course-by-course credential evaluation
Post admit : University attested and sealed transcripts.
EDIT - Forgot to add. Please fill in your infobank before putting up queries. Forum rules.

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Why can't they index and scale down their costs according to countries. WES is literally fleecing us. Its sad, really. Their evaluation cost is double the cost of university application !
We can form a group and send a letter to either of these colleges regarding this. Atleast the future applicants can be saved from this menace !

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Is it fine is the process is completed before and i send the attested photocopies a bit later? TAMU has a deadline of 10th december and MU(the suckers) take only 40 copies at a time and take one month. I am yet to submit it d'oh!

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(11-17-2012 02:37 PM)dhrumiljoshi Wrote:  Is it fine is the process is completed before and i send the attested photocopies a bit later? TAMU has a deadline of 10th december and MU(the suckers) take only 40 copies at a time and take one month. I am yet to submit it d'oh!

dhrumiljoshi : Which process? The TAMU application? Well you wont be able to get a WES evaluation unless you send them your university attested transcripts or marksheet photcopies. And unless you get a WES evaluation, your application wont be complete. You can try and drop an email to TAMU and check with them.

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Good post, was required. Applause

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Hi All,

I have a Doubt regarding payment for WES APPLICATION. Can i make a payment using my visa/mastercard debit card Or a credit card is needed?

Thanks
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(11-17-2012 08:38 PM)navi13 Wrote:  Hi All,

I have a Doubt regarding payment for WES APPLICATION. Can i make a payment using my visa/mastercard debit card Or a credit card is needed?

Thanks

navi13 : I don't think so. They need a credit card. This is on their website :
WES offers several secure payment options. If you cannot pay by credit card, you may pay by personal check, money order/bank draft, or bank transfer. Please make checks payable to World Education Services. When you get to this part of the application, just select pay by check/money order.
They have not mentioned a debit card. Anyway you will need a credit card for all your university applications too.

simplysagar : It is true. It is really really expensive. But about writing to universities, lets think on that after we get our admits Smile. We wouldn't want to jeopardize our admissions, would we? Very Happy

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