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my husband does not have his degree because we left egypt before he took it due to a sick relative in usa. He had a fast food job but he was going to get a bus. admin. degree. He decided to quit the crappy job and for three months has been actively looking for a job but there is nothing. We live in a small college town and many have a hillbilly attitude which does not help us. We are stuck here while I complete my last year in college. Right now we are trying to do the evaluation of his courses but his mom was the one who talked to the Principal or professor in egypt. She did not bribe him and so far its been 3 weeks. What can we do or what should we do to get his degree done. He is from Suez and his grades are in another town so we are concerned that nothing will be done. Has anyone done this before or have any recommendations on who to talk to in Egypt or does anyone know if its possible that the Egyptian consulate in houston can allow him to take his test here or help with anything at all? It seems like he is the first one in his schools history to need this done, and it is so simple yet so hard for them. He says that he just needs to do it himself over in Egypt because they are just too incompetent but we dont have the money right this second. Any advice?

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If I understand correctly, your husband has completed all of his degree requirements with the exception of a final examination. Why is his mom handling the situation? Seems like he should be handling it himself. No disrespect, but his mom probably isn't as aware as he is on the degree requirements or able to suggest alternatives when someone advises her something thats inconsistent or wrong. It might mean spending extra money on phone cards but I'm sure your husband had/has an advisor at the university that can point him in the right direction.

So, you're trying to get an evaluation of his courses. I'm sure things aren't as quick as they are in the US, but could his mom not get a transcript for him and mail it to you?

I agree its important to get his degree settled. But keep in mind, even with his degree I think it would take a while for him to get a better job since you live in a small college town and given the economy. I think it just takes longer than most people expect it to. But I'm sure it will work out.

It may be simpler for him to stay in touch with the university and schedule as trip when you can afford it to finish the exam.

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Hmm....try looking to see if there are jobs posted in the student job section at the U. Or see if he can take courses (even one) part time. Does he speak other languages besides English/Arabic? He might be able to find something in the For. Lang. section with a prof grading papers or something of the sort. Restaurants are usually looking for people to help out (at least I've found that having moved from a small college town). Or grocery stores? At this point he really has to apply for anything and not be picky. With no US work experience, and as someone with an accent jobs are even tougher to get. PM me if you wanna talk more!


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Like reeses16 suggested maybe his mother could get his transcripts from his college. That should help, especially if he wants to continue his degree in the US. At least the professors would have an idea as to what level he's at.

As for finding a job that is hard for anyone. He can't be picky right now, even if it means working in a fast food outlet. Once he's willing to work hard. But he shouldn't give up. Keep pressing on. Best of luck to both of you.


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from my understanding that he passed 3 years of his college and didnot pass the last final year to get his final degree . so the college can give him hour cerdiet by the 3 years he studied and already passed and it will help here to give it to any college here and anyway he will take more classes and hours to complete

best luck for you and your hubby

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for me i have my degree B.SC in science 4 years college in Microbiology and had diploma psot graduate 2 yaers in Analytical Biochemistry . i had my private medical lab for 4 years. i been here in usa 2 weeks and still dont know how to evulate my degree . any help?

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for me i have my degree B.SC in science 4 years college in Microbiology and had diploma psot graduate 2 yaers in Analytical Biochemistry . i had my private medical lab for 4 years. i been here in usa 2 weeks and still dont know how to evulate my degree . any help?

Hi mohamed N melinda

From the infomation you gave I guess you are a doctor. Well what you may need to do is find a medical college/university and seek their advice. Better yet if you know of any accrediation counsels anywhere near you, they may be able to evaluate your degree. But I should warn you, yes you have your medical degree and have experience working in a lab but you may still have to do some sort of programe to satisfy the American system, so to speak. I hope this helps you somewhat. Best of luck to you.


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for me i have my degree B.SC in science 4 years college in Microbiology and had diploma psot graduate 2 yaers in Analytical Biochemistry . i had my private medical lab for 4 years. i been here in usa 2 weeks and still dont know how to evulate my degree . any help?

From what I know most Universities can help with evaluating degrees if you're planning on attending for advance degrees, its part of the enrollment process. As for employers, translation into English is truly all that is required. So they know what you have obtained, (bachelor/masters, etc). They do not typically try to contact the overseas facility but rather see the copy of the degree (translated). If an employer requires more, I would contact a local university and ask for assistance on evaluating your degree for you. I'm sure there is a fee but if its a dream job it might be worth it! There are online places that do this too but I believe they'd charge you more money. :)

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for me i have my degree B.SC in science 4 years college in Microbiology and had diploma psot graduate 2 yaers in Analytical Biochemistry . i had my private medical lab for 4 years. i been here in usa 2 weeks and still dont know how to evulate my degree . any help?

I was looking into some online college certificates and they suggested this one to evaluate my certificationsEd Perspective

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Salam all,

My ex used the following: http://www.wes.org/evaluations/preliminary.asp

There was some back and forth with paperwork, but in the end it cost less than $200 and he has an certificate issued here in the states for his 4-year degree. They basically translate each class/credit one for one if possible and either issue you the equivalent or tell you if you need to take make-up credits. Now he's working as a teacher I believe.

Hope this is helpful.


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Salam all,

My ex used the following: http://www.wes.org/evaluations/preliminary.asp

There was some back and forth with paperwork, but in the end it cost less than $200 and he has an certificate issued here in the states for his 4-year degree. They basically translate each class/credit one for one if possible and either issue you the equivalent or tell you if you need to take make-up credits. Now he's working as a teacher I believe.

Hope this is helpful.

i think they will need my college in Egypt to send them my degree papers and the cerdiet hours . cause i already have it with me right now. so who will contact the college me or them?

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I know in the US you are responsible for contacting the university (paying the transcript fee etc.) and giving them the address of where you want the transcript sent.

I recommend requesting several copies of your transcript at one time, 5-6 for good measure. Make sure they are in individual envelopes and sealed with a signature on the back. When you get them open 1 to be sure the information is correct. Keep the others for future use. I've never had problems submitting a sealed signed transcript that I requested in advance.

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