Easy 4-step Process

Our streamlined 4 step process is conducted by mail or digitally.

1

Application Form

New Applicant vs. Returning Applicant

2

Documents

(Copies, Originals, Sealed Envelopes). We only contact you if additional information or documentation is required.

3

Payment

Paypal/Money Order/Check

4

Submission

Electronically through our online application form

Mail to: PO Box 170116
Boston MA 02117.

Courier Service: 20 Park Plaza
Ste. 515
Boston MA 02116.

General FAQs

CED offers three different types of evaluations
  • General Evaluation: Includes the institutions attended, dates of attendance and degrees awarded. US equivalency is stated based on the credentials submitted.
  • Course by Course: Includes institutions attended, dates of attendance and degrees awarded. In addition, coursework taken is listed in detail, along with the equivalent US semester hours and US grade equivalent per course. An equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA) is also listed.
  • Certified Public Accountant: includes US equivalence of foreign studies and coursework listed in detail, credits required in Accounting and Business in the state of Massachusetts, and official transcripts of any work completed in the US.
The fee paid for each evaluation includes one original and one copy. A copy of the report is always sent back to the applicant. Additional fees for extra copies are ONLY needed if the applicant needs more than the copy already included in the basic evaluation fee.
The processing of applications begins when all necessary documents have been received and payment confirmation has been made. Our standard turnaround time is 7 business days. Two types of rush service are available with the additional fee listed below,
  • 1 -2 day rush: $150
  • 4-5 day rush: $50
These turnaround times refer to the amount of time it takes to complete the evaluation – it doesn’t not include transit time in the mail if that is the option selected. CED reserves the right to verify documents with the issuing institution and this could impact processing time. The applicant is always notified in these cases.
Payments can be made by personal check, US money order or through our website via PayPal.  If the evaluation being requested includes the added fee for a rush service, payment MUST be made by money order or through PayPal, no personal checks accepted in these cases. If a check payment is returned by the issuing bank, the applicant will incur a $25 penalty fee in addition to the original amount and repayment has to be made via money order or PayPal. If none of the above options are accessible, please inquire about a wire transfer for an additional $50 fee.  Please contact CED for  additional information.
All documents should be submitted in the original language, along with an English translation. PLEASE NOTE: CED can interpret Spanish and Portuguese documents for an additional $50 fee, which is far less than the cost of a formal translation. If the applicant chooses the interpretation option, a translation isn’t necessary. If documents have already been translated, then the interpretation fee wouldn’t be needed. This interpretation fee is only necessary if requesting a Course by Course evaluation.
For applicants wishing to have their documents returned to them, USPS offers these different options within the US.
  • Priority Mail - $15 - provides a tracking number.  If the applicant is requesting an evaluation to be sent to self, this mailing option is required
  • Registered Mail - $20 - provides a tracking number and requires signature upon receipt
  • Express Mail - $35 - provides a tracking number and next day or 2 day delivery depending on zip code.
If documents are being sent internationally, USPS offers International Registered Mail $30 which provides tracking information.

New Applicants

In order for us to conduct an evaluation, please click on the Application Form tab on our website that takes you to our application form https://cedevaluations.com/application_form/
  •  Select the new applicant option
  • Select the evaluation type that you require
    • General - which lists your documents, explains the education system in your country, and then states the equivalency of your study and/or qualifications in U.S. terms
    • Course by Course which includes the information presented in a general evaluation and also lists all the courses and grades on your transcripts.
  • Select any additional services that may apply –
    • Expedited turnaround times: 1-2 Day Rush , 4-5 Day Rush
    • Interpretation services: available for Spanish or Portuguese only , and only necessary for course by course evaluations when the documents provided are in the original language
    • Additional copies of completed reports
  • Provide mailing instructions – enter the email or mailing address where the report(s) should be sent
  • Upload copies of your educational credentials using the “upload documents” button
Once the application has been submitted, please click on the Make a Payment tab on our website which can be accessed here - https://cedevaluations.com/application_form/ and this will link to PayPal to process your payment. Once we receive your request, it's reviewed to ensure we have all the necessary information to process your application. If we require additional information, we will contact you before moving forward. The regular processing time is 7 business days from the date we receive a complete application. This includes the application form, payment for all services selected, and all the documents for evaluation. This processing time refers to the amount of time it takes to complete the evaluation report, and doesn’t include mailing time. Applications received after 2pm CST/3pm CST are considered received the following business day.
The cost for evaluations are as follows
  • General - $90
  •  Course by Course - $145
  • CPA Examination - $190
  • CPA Licensure - $190
Rush Services
  • 1-2 Day - $150
  • 4-5 Day - $50
Interpretation – Spanish and Portuguese (only required for Course by Course evaluations)
  • $50
Additional copies
  • $10 per copy
It is the responsibility of the applicant to check with the admissions department of the institution they wish to apply to or a prospective employer about their specific requirements.
  • General Evaluation: suggested for purposes of employment, visa or admission where transfer credit isn’t required
  • Course by Course Evaluation: suggested for admission with transfer credit, graduate admission or employment in the field of education
  • Certified Public Accountant: for applicants wishing to sit the Uniform CPA Examination or seeking Licensure in the state of Massachusetts (or any state that accepts evaluations for this purpose issued by CED). For the purpose of Licensure – the letter from the State Board showing the applicant has passed the exam is required.

Returning Applicants

If you are requesting a copy of a previously completed report with no changes to the content of the report, please click on the Application Form tab on our website that takes you to our online application form - https://cedevaluations.com/application_form/
  • Select the returning applicant option
  • Select the first option
    • Additional copy of evaluation previously completed: $30 This order includes one official copy, and one unofficial copy for the applicant’s records. If you require multiple copies, please select how many additional copies you need in the Extra Copy box (each additional copy is $10 if ordered as part of the same request). The processing time is 2-3 business days. This is our fastest service so there is no need to pay for any additional rush service.
  • Provide mailing instructions – enter the email or mailing address where the report(s) should be sent
    • If these copies are being sent back to you, you must select the priority mail for an additional fee ($15)
Once the application has been submitted, please click on the Make a Payment tab on our website which can be accessed here - https://cedevaluations.com/application_form/ and this will link to Paypal to process your payment. Applications received after 2pm CST/3pm CST are considered received the following business day.
If you are requesting to change a previously completed general evaluation to a course by course evaluation, please click on the Application Form tab on our website that takes you to our online application form - https://cedevaluations.com/application_form/
  • Select the returning applicant option
  • Select the second option
    • Change from a general evaluation to a course by course (7 business days): $60
  • Select any additional services that may
    • Expedited turnaround times
    • Interpretation services
    • Additional copies of completed reports
  • Provide mailing instructions – enter the email or mailing address where the report(s) should be sent
    • If these copies are being sent back to you, you must select the priority mail for an additional fee ($15)
  • Upload copies of your educational credentials
Once the application has been submitted, please click on the Make a Payment tab on our website which can be accessed here - https://cedevaluations.com/application_form/ and this will link to PayPal to process your payment. Once we receive your request, it's reviewed to ensure we have all the necessary information to process your application. If we require additional information, we will contact you before moving forward. The regular processing time is 7 business days from the date we receive a complete application. This includes the application form, all necessary fees, and all the documents for evaluation. This processing time refers to the amount of time it takes to complete the evaluation report, and doesn’t include mailing time. Applications received after 2pm CST/3pm CST are considered received the following business day.
If you are requesting to add a new document to a previously completed report, please click on the Application Form tab on our website that takes you to our online application form - https://cedevaluations.com/application_form/
  • Select the returning applicant option
  • Select the third option
    • Add a new document to evaluation previously completed (7 business days): $60
  • Select any additional services that may apply
    • Expedited turnaround times
    • Interpretation services
    • Additional copies of completed reports
  • Provide mailing instructions – enter the email or mailing address where the report(s) should be sent
    • If these copies are being sent back to you, you must select the priority mail for an additional fee ($15)
  • Upload copies of your educational credentials
Once the application has been submitted, please click on the Make a Payment tab on our website which can be accessed here - https://cedevaluations.com/application_form/ and this will link to PayPal to process your payment. Once we receive your request, it's reviewed to ensure we have all the necessary information to process your application. If we require additional information, we will contact you before moving forward. The regular processing time is 7 business days from the date we receive a complete application. This includes the application form, all necessary fees, and all the documents for evaluation. This processing time refers to the amount of time it takes to complete the evaluation report, and doesn’t include mailing time. Applications received after 2pm CST/3pm CST are considered received the following business day.

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