Applicants who have completed the equivalent of a baccalaureate degree or higher at an institution outside of the United States are required to provide an official third-party course-by-course evaluation of those academic credentials verifying Grade Point Average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale. The evaluation is an application requirement.
Upon admission official transcripts of all original language academic records for all post-secondary educational endeavors are required. If original documents are issued in a language other than English, certified English translations must also be submitted. A final transcript or diploma showing completion of the undergraduate degree must be submitted prior to starting all SHRS graduate programs.
SHRS requires credential evaluations be provided by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.* Below is a non-exhaustive list of accreditation services. SHRS neither endorses nor recommends any company over another. The list is in alphabetical order. Visit www.naces.org/members.html for a more extensive list of service providers.
Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.: www.ece.org
International Consultants of Delaware, Inc.: www.icdeval.com
Joseph Silney & Associates, Inc.: www.jsilny.com
World Education Services, Inc.: www.wes.org
International applicants are not required to submit an evaluation for degrees earned in the United States.
*Please note that the SHRS Academic Credential Evaluation requirement was updated in September 2018. This change will not go into effect for the Physician Assistant Studies (MS) program until their next admissions cycle; applications submitted for January 2020.