I have submitted all my application documents to a Graduate school.

Very recently I got an email form Graduate School and they ask me to submit Official WES (or similar) evaluation of all international transcripts (must include GPA calculation).

And I check WES site they need a huge amount of money for transcripts evaluation process. Please advice me as soon as possible.

Cost of Transcripts Evaluation

Here is the screenshot from WES Transcript evaluation Fees.

transcripts evaluation cost

Transcripts evaluation does cost money.  Some schools required transcripts to be evaluated by companies like WES.

Schools require transcripts when they don’t understand the scoring and academic equivalent of the your degree from home country scores to U.S. Standards. Read in detail about foreign degree evaluation.

If this transcript evaluation is gonna get into the school of your choice, then go ahead and spend $200 to get the transcripts evaluated.

This transcripts evaluation cost that should have been identified during university selection process.

If you can’t afford to spend extra money, then try to avoid applying to schools that require transcripts evaluation.

Next -  Academics = Transcripts + GPA + GRE

 

  • Bandita

    Akshay,
    You need to follow the instructions given on the WES site. If they ask for only BE level transcripts, then you shouldn’t send any others. They will not evaluate your high school/diploma transcripts. You can mention all that on your resume under the academic history section, though.
    Good luck.

  • Akshay001

    hi, i have a query. i have done 10+3 yr Diploma in Engineering + 3 years of BE i.e. 10+3+3. US schools want undergraduate transcripts, so exactly which transcripts should I attach, just BE ones or Diploma ones too? coz one of websites on US education stressess that ONLY BE transcripts are needed not below that level. its really confusing. please reply.

    • Akshay001

      Also, i have done AMIE and BSC (computer Sc) from University Mumbai after Diploma under Distance Education system while i was in BE. its a 2 year BSC after Diploma (they give 1 yr exemption for Diploma holders). Can i send transcripts of these two too? (dunno if they issue transcripts for AMIE and BSC (distance) at first place.

      • Subramanian Venkatraman

        AKSHAY001:
        I presume you mean that you have done 10 years of school (high school, secondary school, etc), and then 3 years of the diploma programme.

        My suggestion (and this is MY OPINION) is that you send ALL transcripts AFTER the Xth standard, including the diploma. But if you have doubts, check with the university to which you are applying.

        And here is another suggestion: please avoid using SMS-style language (‘coz’, ‘dunno’, etc.) in serious fora like this one; it reflects poorly on you (and on anyone who uses such language).

        Good luck!

        • Akshay001

          Yes, Its SSC + 3 yr Diploma + BE i.e. 10 + 3 + 3 = 16 years of education with 2 year parallel AMIE & BSC (CS). i need to know from those who have done MS already, did they send Diploma transcripts as well? my performance in Diploma was poor but performance in BE was very good.

          • Subramanian Venkatraman

            AKSHAY001:
            As far as I know, almost all universities in the U.S. want applicants to send transcripts from ALL post-secondary institutions (post-secondary institutions = institutions after high school).

            While I do not know about diploma programmes of India, it is better if you check with the university to which you want to apply.

            Generally, universities in the U.S. look at several criteria in the application (i.e., academic records, GRE/GMAT scores, recommendation letters, statement of purpose written by the applicant, etc.) when they decide whom to admit. A poor performance in one of these will NOT automatically mean that you will not be admitted.

            Good luck!