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TRANSCRIPT of RECORDS: do I need to have it authenticated?

#1 dbears

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 07:58 AM

I had my TOR, College Diploma and S.O. (Special Order) authenticated at CHED right after college graduation... after a few years I went back to college to earn 21units in B.S. Education just enough to qualify me to take the Licensure Exam for Teacher. After that, I enrolled in the graduate school taking up Master's in Education majoring in SPED.

My question: Is it a must for me to have my latest TOR authenticated by CHED or the TOR with school seal enough?

Thank you very much to those who will share inputs.
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#2 chris-lei

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 08:08 AM

Since it will still be a while before you leave..it think it will be better if you'll have your TRO's authenticated. It's better to be overprepared than regret doing that when you are in the US already.. smile.gif
It's just my opinion though. I'm thinking of getting my papers authenticated also. God bless us!
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Posted 16 June 2008 - 08:25 AM

QUOTE (dbears @ Jun 16 2008, 07:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I had my TOR, College Diploma and S.O. (Special Order) authenticated at CHED right after college graduation... after a few years I went back to college to earn 21units in B.S. Education just enough to qualify me to take the Licensure Exam for Teacher. After that, I enrolled in the graduate school taking up Master's in Education majoring in SPED.

My question: Is it a must for me to have my latest TOR authenticated by CHED or the TOR with school seal enough?

Thank you very much to those who will share inputs.



I'm not sure if in USA authenticated TOR is required but in some countries they required it.
To be sure i have my TOR authenticated( Red Ribbon ) @ DFA manila.

Edited by gurl, 16 June 2008 - 08:25 AM.

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#4 dbears

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 08:46 AM

Thanks chris-lei.

Yeah, I do still have time to have my papers authenticated. I even went to CHED earlier today only to be told they have additional requirements for authentication.. before you just bring the documents to be authenticated, pay the fee and presto you just wait a few days for releasing...

Now, in order to comply with the additional requirement i would need to go back to our school , request for it, wait for a week for the releasing then go back to CHED (office in davao).. all these wont be a problem really, it is just that my old school is in davao city and I live in tagum and fare from my hometown to davao have soared up and I just hate going back and forth wasting money and time. So if I could get away from having my papers authenticated then I would.

I read somewhere that there is an international body (based in the US) that evaluates education credentials obtained abroad, I am wondering if they would need our TOR to be authenticated before they evaluate or TOR straight from our school is enough for evaluation.

Nagkukuripot lang talaga ako ngaun sa money at time. wacko.gif
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#5 dbears

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 08:49 AM

QUOTE (gurl @ Jun 16 2008, 09:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm not sure if in USA authenticated TOR is required but in some countries they required it.
To be sure i have my TOR authenticated( Red Ribbon ) @ DFA manila.


Hmmm, red ribbon.. ano requirements? kailangan parin idaan sa ched or ok na yong TOR na straight from the school? at least kasi if pa-red ribbon ako, submit ko sya sa DHL office in davao tapos balikan ko nalang after a week or two, bale twice lang yon pabalik balik di ba?
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still waiting for GC replacement

N-400
04/23/2012...... N-400 packet sent to Lewisville, TX via USPS express mail
04/24/2012...... N-400 delivered signed for by J. Arthur; priority date according to NOA1
04/27/2012...... Check cashed
04/30/2012...... Received NOA 1 dated April 26, 2012
06/01/2012...... Received notice for biometrics dated May 29, 2012
06/20/2012...... Biometrics schedule (early bio June 05, 2012)
06/18/2012...... Email notification, N400 placed in line for interview
06/29/2012...... Email notification, N400 scheduled for interview
07/05/2012...... Interview Letter Received
08/07/2012...... Interview (PASSED)


Link to: Full timeline



God is in CONTROL. His time is always better than mine: never too early yet never late, always the perfect time.




#6 ED*Riza

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 08:51 AM

My TOR were not authenticated and it was accepted here for evaluation by AACRAO. Some Evaluating Agency will require that your school will send the TOR directly to them. In AACRAO they only asked for a copy.


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02/23/2011-USCIS ONline update....
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Posted 16 June 2008 - 08:58 AM

QUOTE (dbears @ Jun 16 2008, 08:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (gurl @ Jun 16 2008, 09:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm not sure if in USA authenticated TOR is required but in some countries they required it.
To be sure i have my TOR authenticated( Red Ribbon ) @ DFA manila.


Hmmm, red ribbon.. ano requirements? kailangan parin idaan sa ched or ok na yong TOR na straight from the school? at least kasi if pa-red ribbon ako, submit ko sya sa DHL office in davao tapos balikan ko nalang after a week or two, bale twice lang yon pabalik balik di ba?


TOR, SO and other school documents pa CAV mo tpos sasabihin mo kailangan mo ng red ribbon nito, kc requirements to work aboard sla yung mag-forward sa DFA then u can choose to pick up in manila o antayin mo kailan ma-release sa Davao office.

Note : they give me white slip na may date kailan pueding ma-pick up and i picked up my school docs. when i was in manila.

Edited by gurl, 16 June 2008 - 08:59 AM.

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wedding date 04/24/07
130 sent 07/27/07
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noa2 03/13/08

129f sent 09/10/07
noa1 09/24/07
noa2 03/13/08

package rcvd by NVC 04/04/08
date rcvd by consulate 04/09/08
passed - my medical 05/15/08
APPROVED - interview date (K3 visa ) 05/28/08
VISA delivered - - - - - June 05, 2008
POE @ Detroit - - - - - - June 21, 2008

submit AOS application to Chicago Lockbox - - - May 14, 2009
Check encashed - - - - - - - - -- - - -- -- - --- --- May 22, 2009
NOA1 for AOS & EAD received- - - - - -- --------- -May 26, 2009
Letter for Biometrics received from the mail----- June 11, 2009
Appointment for Biometrics------------------------ June 26, 2009
Card Production Ordered 4 EAD------------------- June 26, 2009
EAD approval - - - - - - - - - -- - -- - - - - - - -- -- July 02, 2009
Received EAD from the mail ----------------------- July 06,2009
Received noticed for I-485 - ----------------------- July 11, 2009
Schedule for Interview & Passed ---------------- August 12, 2009
Green Card Production --------------------------- August 12, 2009
Welcome Notice Received------------------------- August 20,2009
GCard/PR received-------------------------------- August 24, 2009

#8 dbears

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 09:36 AM

QUOTE (ED*Riza @ Jun 16 2008, 09:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My TOR were not authenticated and it was accepted here for evaluation by AACRAO. Some Evaluating Agency will require that your school will send the TOR directly to them. In AACRAO they only asked for a copy.


Riza


Thank you very much Riza, this is exactly what i was looking for, the AACRAO....

I hope your job hunting will produce great results soonest.... KUDOS to teachers!!! good.gif good.gif good.gif


gurl: thanks also for the tips. Good luck sayo and God bless always. good.gif
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still waiting for GC replacement

N-400
04/23/2012...... N-400 packet sent to Lewisville, TX via USPS express mail
04/24/2012...... N-400 delivered signed for by J. Arthur; priority date according to NOA1
04/27/2012...... Check cashed
04/30/2012...... Received NOA 1 dated April 26, 2012
06/01/2012...... Received notice for biometrics dated May 29, 2012
06/20/2012...... Biometrics schedule (early bio June 05, 2012)
06/18/2012...... Email notification, N400 placed in line for interview
06/29/2012...... Email notification, N400 scheduled for interview
07/05/2012...... Interview Letter Received
08/07/2012...... Interview (PASSED)


Link to: Full timeline



God is in CONTROL. His time is always better than mine: never too early yet never late, always the perfect time.




#9 ED*Riza

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 09:57 AM

Dbears, Just search the board of eduction in your state because they have specific agency.. Mine was really fine. It is nice you got SPED there wish I did that too because SPED are in demand here grabe... I have to take up a 5 hr course for that alone because it is required here if you want a clear renewable certificate. Did you teacher there? if you do bring a teaching portfolio as well they might ask for you to show them your work. My coming here was not so prepared I guess.. Got to keep looking here..In time God will help me find my place here. God bless.


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12/13/2010- SEnt The packet
12/22/2010- The packet was returned due to missing page.
12/23/2010- Resend the packet with complete pages.
12/29/2010- Check cashed in
01/03/2010- Receive NOA
01/10/2011- Email from USCIS for the Required Evidence( Finger printing)
01/26/2011-Biometric Schedule
02/07/2011-USCIS online status update-
02/12/2011- Received Interview Letter Scheduled March 14
02/12/2011- Received Descheduled letter
02/17/2011- USCIS online Status update
02/22/2011-New IL arrived schedule for March 29
02/22/2011-Descheduled Letter Again ( 2nd Time)
02/23/2011- I called USCIS and I was told new schedule in the computer for March 22
02/23/2011-USCIS ONline update....
03/01/2011-Interview Letter for March 22 @ 7:15 AM
03/22/2011- Interview and Oath; US Citizen


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Posted 20 July 2008 - 09:16 AM

hi Dbears,

I think you will really find a great job in North Carolina...by the way where in NC are you going? I am leaving this August 21 to Raleigh North Carolina. My fiance is a Proffesor in DevRy University which is in Raleigh. Although the place is too big, but maybe we could meet soon hahahhaa.


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Posted 20 July 2008 - 11:42 AM

QUOTE (dbears @ Jun 16 2008, 10:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (ED*Riza @ Jun 16 2008, 09:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My TOR were not authenticated and it was accepted here for evaluation by AACRAO. Some Evaluating Agency will require that your school will send the TOR directly to them. In AACRAO they only asked for a copy.


Riza


Thank you very much Riza, this is exactly what i was looking for, the AACRAO....

I hope your job hunting will produce great results soonest.... KUDOS to teachers!!! good.gif good.gif good.gif


gurl: thanks also for the tips. Good luck sayo and God bless always. good.gif



great post dbears... just what i was looking for! i checked the AACRAO website and it doesnt require authenticated tor, just photocopies...which is great right? im tamad din to do that e hehe. mabuhay ang mga teachers! i miss teaching so much crying.gif
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Posted 20 July 2008 - 07:22 PM

QUOTE (ED*Riza @ Jun 16 2008, 09:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My TOR were not authenticated and it was accepted here for evaluation by AACRAO. Some Evaluating Agency will require that your school will send the TOR directly to them. In AACRAO they only asked for a copy.


Riza

hi riza! I have a question about evaluation at AACRAO. Did you send your secondary diploma to them? thanks. Your post is very helpful.

Marivic
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#13 dbears

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 07:27 PM

QUOTE (ED*Riza @ Jun 16 2008, 10:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Dbears, Just search the board of eduction in your state because they have specific agency.. Mine was really fine. It is nice you got SPED there wish I did that too because SPED are in demand here grabe... I have to take up a 5 hr course for that alone because it is required here if you want a clear renewable certificate. Did you teacher there? if you do bring a teaching portfolio as well they might ask for you to show them your work. My coming here was not so prepared I guess.. Got to keep looking here..In time God will help me find my place here. God bless.


RIZa


Hello Riz, i just checked back on this topic, sorry late nakareply ang lola mo... I did not teach here, i only did volunteer work. i love being around kids, especially those with special needs but i don't have the patience for the paper work. My first course was B.S. Commerce and my work experiences was all in the field of commerce. There's still paper work but not as burdensome as in the teaching field. I just took education units and then SPED coz the special kids do have a special place in my heart and I thought that was enough sad.gif ... but i do have dreams of helping to establish a less aversive method of intervention for children under the austism spectrum here in the philippines or kahit man lang sa davao someday. Kasi as of now, yong method of intervention ng mga special ed teachers handling kids with autism is masyadong rough, it totally breaks my heart. sad.gif

I also don't have plans of teaching in NC, maybe volunteer work sa austism intervention centers during my spare time... but i'd still be leaning towards the business field when i get there.

Musta na job hunting mo? Hope you'd be successful to be able to teach when class start next fall.

QUOTE (Mysticjoyce @ Jul 20 2008, 10:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
hi Dbears,

I think you will really find a great job in North Carolina...by the way where in NC are you going? I am leaving this August 21 to Raleigh North Carolina. My fiance is a Proffesor in DevRy University which is in Raleigh. Although the place is too big, but maybe we could meet soon hahahhaa.


Jocelyn


hello joyce, sa Princeton pa kami, it's a small town in Johnston county, bale 1hour ride from raleigh daw... sure, i would love to meet you someday soon, september 4 pa kami alis but meron ng mga vjers who are in NC. Dora2x (Rose), sa Raleigh din mismo yong place nya.

Good luck sayo and Happy trip soonest.


QUOTE (gabriela @ Jul 21 2008, 12:42 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
great post dbears... just what i was looking for! i checked the AACRAO website and it doesnt require authenticated tor, just photocopies...which is great right? im tamad din to do that e hehe. mabuhay ang mga teachers! i miss teaching so much crying.gif


You can always teach when you get to the US. It is one of the recession free field daw according to yahoo news that i read months back.

Good luck sayo and God bless always.


-gaye-
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ROC
still waiting for GC replacement

N-400
04/23/2012...... N-400 packet sent to Lewisville, TX via USPS express mail
04/24/2012...... N-400 delivered signed for by J. Arthur; priority date according to NOA1
04/27/2012...... Check cashed
04/30/2012...... Received NOA 1 dated April 26, 2012
06/01/2012...... Received notice for biometrics dated May 29, 2012
06/20/2012...... Biometrics schedule (early bio June 05, 2012)
06/18/2012...... Email notification, N400 placed in line for interview
06/29/2012...... Email notification, N400 scheduled for interview
07/05/2012...... Interview Letter Received
08/07/2012...... Interview (PASSED)


Link to: Full timeline



God is in CONTROL. His time is always better than mine: never too early yet never late, always the perfect time.




#14 vichygurl

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 07:38 PM

I am a teacher too. My mother in law is a retired English teacher and just before i went here she is telling me about the PRAXIS which comparable to LET in the the PI. I am a license teacher back in PI and currently a permanent eligible mobile teacher ( on leave now hehehe..) working in DepEd.

At this point I am reviewing and taking some practice PRAXIS exam...my question is it really needed to take this exam? my sis in law just took it and she failed in math twice now grabe ang hirap daw. Anyone here who had taken this exam? Mas lalaki ba sweldo kung passer niyan?


Yeah dbears SPED is really in demand kahit naman jan sa Pinas dba lalu na d2 sa US. Thanks that TOR is fine not authenticated..tamad din kasi ako.


I wanna share this guys just in case you need it...http://www.naces.org/members.htm


God bless!


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#15 ED*Riza

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 07:54 PM

QUOTE (civiram_hcl @ Jul 20 2008, 08:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (ED*Riza @ Jun 16 2008, 09:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My TOR were not authenticated and it was accepted here for evaluation by AACRAO. Some Evaluating Agency will require that your school will send the TOR directly to them. In AACRAO they only asked for a copy.


Riza

hi riza! I have a question about evaluation at AACRAO. Did you send your secondary diploma to them? thanks. Your post is very helpful.

Marivic




I did not pass my secondary diploma because I left it there but it is still okay.. In Georgia I am eligible for Teacher certificate valid for 5 yrs in Math and science ED 6-12 . I still I am waiting for some reference from the Philippines for teaching experience .
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N_-400
12/13/2010- SEnt The packet
12/22/2010- The packet was returned due to missing page.
12/23/2010- Resend the packet with complete pages.
12/29/2010- Check cashed in
01/03/2010- Receive NOA
01/10/2011- Email from USCIS for the Required Evidence( Finger printing)
01/26/2011-Biometric Schedule
02/07/2011-USCIS online status update-
02/12/2011- Received Interview Letter Scheduled March 14
02/12/2011- Received Descheduled letter
02/17/2011- USCIS online Status update
02/22/2011-New IL arrived schedule for March 29
02/22/2011-Descheduled Letter Again ( 2nd Time)
02/23/2011- I called USCIS and I was told new schedule in the computer for March 22
02/23/2011-USCIS ONline update....
03/01/2011-Interview Letter for March 22 @ 7:15 AM
03/22/2011- Interview and Oath; US Citizen




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