MSDE Approved Foreign Transcript Evaluation Agencies

​The Maryland State Department of Education does not have the resources to determine degree and course credit equivalencies from institutions outside the United States or to translate foreign credentials. Credits from institutions in other countries shall be evaluated for comparability of degree and course work by an independent agency authorized to analyze foreign credentials. A course-by-course evaluation using original documents is required.

In addition to the list below, agencies that hold membership with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. or the Associate of International Credentials Evaluators are recognized by MSDE.

Below is a list of agencies designated by the Maryland State Department of Education to provide this service. The following private agencies provide foreign credential evaluation services for varying fees:

​Agency Name
Center for Applied Research Evaluation & Education
P. O. Box 18358 Anaheim, CA 92817
Phone: 714-237-9272
​Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.​P.O. Box 541070 Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
Phone: 414-289-3400
​Education Evaluators International, Inc.
11 S Angell St #348 Providence, RI 02906
Phone: 401-521-5340
​Evaluation Service, Inc.
​333 W. North Ave. #284 Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: 847-477-8569
​Educational Perspectives
​P.O. Box 618056 Chicago, IL 60661-8056
Phone: 312-421-9300
​Educational Records Evaluation Service,Inc.
​601 University Ave. Suite 127 Sacramento, CA 95825-6738
Phone: 916-921-0790
​FACS, Inc. Foreign Academic Credentials Service, Inc.
​P.O Box 400 Glen Carbon, IL 62034
Phone: 618-656-5292
​Foundation for International Service, Inc.
​505 Fifth Ave. South, Suite 101
Edmonds, WA 98020
Phone: 425-248-2255
​International Consultants of Delaware, Inc.
​P.O. Box 8629 Philadelphia, PA 19101-8629 or 3600 Market Street,
Suite 450 Philadelphia, PA 19104-2651
Phone: 215-222-8454 ext.603
​International Education Research Foundation, Inc.
​P.O. Box 3665 Culver City, CA 90231-3665
Phone: 310-258-9451
​Institute of Foreign Credentialing Services
​12 Cedar Street
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
Phone: 914-693-2840
​Scholaro, Inc. (formally Foreign Credits, Inc.)
​29 E. Madison St. Suite 1005
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 224-521-0170
​SpanTran Educational Services, Inc.
​7211 Regency Square Blvd. Suite 205 Houston, TX 77036-3197
Phone: 713-266-8805
World Education Services. Inc.
Bowling Green Station P.O. Box 5087
New York, NY 10274-5087
Phone: 212-966-6311