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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your rates?

We offer the best rates in the industry – only $59 for a General evaluation, and Course by Course evaluations from $79. Translations are $24.99 per page for all languages, up to 250 words/page.

How long does it take?

Once we start your order, it takes 5 business days for us to email you a draft. Standard mailing then takes 5 business days within the US (8-10 business days to Canada).

What is a General evaluation?

General evaluations include our analysis of your diploma, our assessment of the equivalent degree within the US or Canadian school system, our certification as to our evaluation accuracy, notarization and mailing to one address. A General evaluation is approximately 5 pages long.

What is a Course by Course evaluation?

Course by Course evaluations include our analysis of your diploma and transcripts/marksheets, our assessment of the equivalent degree and GPA within the US or Canadian school system, credit calculation, our certification as to our evaluation accuracy, notarization and mailing to one address. Course by Course evaluations are typically 7-9 pages long.

What if I don’t like it?

Our services are backed by the industry’s only Satisfaction Guarantee: If you’re not satisfied with your draft documents, simply cancel prior to mailing for a full refund (excluding rush fees).

Why are your competitors so expensive?

Many of our competitors process orders a lot like they did before the internet – via fax and Fedex. We’re a digital evaluation company, which means we can process your evaluations far more efficiently, keeping our prices to the lowest possible level. It’s why we’re ranked #1 in speed and #1 in price!

Shouldn’t I just get a General evaluation – it’s cheaper?!

It depends what you need your evaluation for. Generally speaking, employers and immigration services prefer more complete information about your degree, so we recommend a course by course evaluation. However, needs vary widely so we always recommend you determine what’s needed before purchasing. For ongoing education applications, course by course is strongly recommended.

What if my documents aren’t in English?

We’re American Translator Association members and have a pool of worldwide, bilingual translators standing by. Document translation is only $24.99/page for all languages (up to 250 words/page), and usually takes 1-3 days. Your translation is certified and notarized, and has guaranteed acceptance for work, immigration or education purposes.

How do I get started?

Simply email your documents here. We’ll respond with a quote and if you like it we’ll email you an invoice you can pay securely online. Once payment is made your project is started.

I need it right away!

We have a variety of low-cost rush services, including same day, complemented by rush mailing options. Email us your needs, or ask our chat team for a quote.

What if I have corrections or comments?

Just click on the link in our email to provide any corrections or comments. We’ll usually have an updated document back to you within hours. We’re not satisfied with the document until you are!

Is my evaluation certified?

Yes, your evaluation will be certified and have an original notary stamp and signature – ideal for work, immigration or education purposes.

Will my evaluation expire?

No – your evaluation does not expire.

What if I need a copy in future?

We keep a copy of the documents we prepare for you on file permanently. Just contact us for fresh copies.

Will USCIS accept your evaluation?

Your course by course evaluation for immigration comes with our 100% Acceptance Guarantee for USCIS, and all school, colleges, universities and employers nationwide.

Will my evaluations be accepted by my school or employer?

Your standard course by course evaluation comes with our 100% Acceptance Guarantee for all school, colleges, universities and employers nationwide.

I ordered over five business days ago – where’s my draft document?!

Sometimes our emails are caught in spam, so check there first. If you don’t see anything there, just email us here and we’ll respond right away.

Who is Validential?

We’re experts in credential evaluation services and passionate about serving our customers. We’re accredited by the Better Business Bureau and are members of the Association of International Educators (NAFSA – member #155004). We specialize in evaluating degrees to US or Canadian standards and have delivered thousands of evaluations to satisfied customers from all over the world.

Where are you located?

We’re headquartered in Southern California, and serve customers throughout the US and Canada (and overseas too).

Other questions?

Email us here. We look forward to assisting you!