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Foreign Credential Evaluation

All degree-seeking Melbourne and FIT-Orlando international undergraduate transfer and graduate applicants with any university-level educational experience outside the United States are required to provide the Florida Tech admission office an official foreign credit evaluation (FCE) in English, including the cumulative grade point average.

Florida Tech Online and Virtual Site students, non-matriculating/transient students and students from Florida Tech-approved international partner institutions are excluded from this requirement.

Florida Tech will accept course-by-course foreign credential evaluations (FCE) from any NACES member, although, World Education Services (WES) is Florida Tech's preferred foreign credit evaluator. In addition to the FCE report, each applicant must also request official transcripts be sent directly to the admission office from all previous regionally accredited institutions. Admission decisions for applicants who do not submit a valid FCE report in English will be deferred until the Florida Tech admission office receives the report.

Students needing English translation of their academic documents may contact University Language Services (ULS) at www.universitylanguage.com/translation-academic-records/.

A WES evaluation/transcript can be ordered at www.wes.org. The site shows what students must provide and how much they will be charged. Students with foreign academic documents need to order course-by-course evaluations by WES.

A WES FCE report is considered valid only if submitted electronically from WES directly to the Florida Tech admission office. WES will verify institutional accreditation status and complete an evaluation containing a description of credentials, including name, year awarded, name of institution attended, and major of field of study. It also provides the U.S. equivalent for each credential and lists all post-secondary subjects with their corresponding value expressed in the terms of U.S. semester credit and grade equivalents.

If an applicant requests a WES evaluation, an additional official transcript will not be required.