Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to get an evaluation done?
Typically, evaluations done by IFCS are turned around within 8-10 business days. We provide 24-hour priority service and three-day “rush” evaluation service at additional costs.
What type of evaluation is right for me?

Selecting an evaluation appropriate for you depends on several factors, but here is a practical guideline:

• General evaluation analysis is recommended for employment, military and emigration situations. If you are looking at a graduate or undergraduate admission, then general evaluations plus GPA are recommended, particularly when no transfer credits are intended.
• Continued education (secondary and post-secondary transfers) would require a course-by-course evaluation.
• Comprehensive course-by-course evaluations are appropriate for graduate admissions and professional licensing boards.
• Health professions course-by-course evaluations are recommended if you have completed your studies in healthcare and you are seeking licensure with healthcare licensing boards in the U.S.

How should I send my application and supporting documents to IFCS?
We accept applications and related documents at our office between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on business days. You may also send your completed application and paperwork to us via U.S. mail. Our address is 12 Cedar Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522.
What documents are required to complete my evaluation?
Please visit our  Evaluations page for details.
If I require assistance filling out my application, does IFCS offer personal guidance?
Yes. You may come in for consulting during normal business hours. We do prefer to make an appointment however via email or telephone to ensure someone will be on hand to help you.
What if I do not agree with my evaluation results?
If for any reason you feel your evaluation is not accurate, you do have 30 days in which to request a revision. Such requests must be submitted in writing with your concerns clearly summarized. We cannot guarantee a revision will produce a different result, yet will certainly review your evaluation for any errors.
What if I want a refund?
If you request a refund before your evaluation is completed, we will charge a $50 process fee. No refunds will be issued for evaluations that are completed, nor for any if your documents are determined to be fraudulent.
What is the difference between an evaluation and translation?
An evaluation provides a US equivalency of your foreign academic credentials. A translation is a word-for-word conversion from your native language into English.
May I obtain additional copies of my previous evaluation?
 Yes. Each first order includes two original copies. Additional copies are available for $15 plus shipping.
How long does IFCS archive my evaluation report?
We store a digital copy of your documents and evaluation report forever.