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Salams everyone,

I have been trying to figure this out, with no luck. My husband completed his four-year degree in Morocco. Now he wants to look into grad school, but I told him he'd have to take some type of equivalency exam first to have his degree "recognized" by the US educational system. Does anyone have any experience with this?

thanks everyone.

prena

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I think it really depends on the school. My husband had his degree evaluated by Educational Credential Evaluators for accounting licencing. His degree now is equivilant to a US BBA in Accounting. But, we only chose that because the CPA people said that was what they take.

Call the schools he's interested in and get the specifics of what they require straight from the horse's mouth.


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Yep. I worked for a university for 7 years and know that it really all depends not only on the institution, but also the course of study he wants to pursue. Have him contact a few he is interested and they can sit down with him and help him plan out what he needs to do.

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Prena,

First look at the schools he is interested in going to and see what evaluation services they will recognize. They don't necessarily recognize them all. WES is the commonly accepted one around here. Remember that the evaluation is only a recommendation, and the school may or may not recognize all the credits.

If your husband went to a public university in Morocco, the chances of his degree being recognized are slimmer. Most degrees from public universities in Morocco require classes ONLY in the field they are studying, where as US undergrad degrees require a variety of electives and general education classes.

My husband has a law degree. If he decides to pursue something like paralegal or criminal justice, the schools have said they would give him a few credits, but nothing more. If he chooses another program of study, he will be starting from scratch. Hopefully Aziz's degree is in something more practical than law for use in the US.

Another you can do is look into CLEP. Most of the colleges here will accept at least some CLEP credits. Abderrafie is talking about doing this in French and perhaps math (his math skills are good). The tests are only $55 and this is much cheaper than the price of three credits at any college. Again, acceptance of CLEP credits depends on the college (how many and which they will accept) and some require you to be already enrolled before taking the CLEP exams.

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Rebecca,

What's CLEP? I'm also wondering what we can do w/ Said's training here in the US... I have to look further into it, but just didn't have any concept of what CLEP is.... thanks in advance...

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Noura CLEP is College-Level Examination Program.

Ahhhh.... choukrane habibty!!! :P


Met briefly in Baton Rouge, LA Nov. 2003 - not available :(

Met again in Baton Rouge, LA March 25, 2005 - 2 souls feel as 1

Sept 17-Oct 3, 2005 Noura goes to Morocco to meet family & friends of Said (informally engaged)

Daily phonecalls, discover internet chatting w/ video cam - OMG!!!

March 25-April 14, 2006 Noura's 2nd trip to Morocco - formal engagement w/ family

April 24, 2006- mailed in K1 Visa package - TSC

Oct 5, 2006 - Interview SUCCESS

Oct 12, 2006 - Called to pick up visa tomorrow!

Oct. 16, 2006 VISA IN HAND!

Dec. 24, 2006 - Said arrives in NOLA, just in time for the holidaze!

Dec. 31, 2006 - OUR WEDDING!!! Ringing in a New Year as husband & wife!

Jan 8, 2007 - applied for SSN

Jan 15, 2007 - recieved SSN

Feb 6, 2007 - checks cashed for AOS/EAD/AP - YAY!

Feb 8, 2007 - NOA1 on AOS/EAD/AP

Feb 14, 07 - touched EAD/AP

March 8, 07 - Biometrics appt in NOLA

April 17, 07 - AP approved

April 19, 07 - EAD approved

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Thanks for the information everyone this is really helpful. thakns

Thanks for the information everyone this is really helpful. thakns

Sorry, cut this too short. I will keep you all posted. My husband wants to teach or work as a translator, although that's a bit broad. I'm keepign my ears open for a Government job as well, something out of Washington. I just want him to have a career not a job - he works really hard in school.

We'll see.

thanks again ladies.

prena

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Your husband can get loans, grants, etc. if he waits until he has his green card before applying to go to school. Hicham has been talking with one of the entrance counselors at the local community college and they said the main thing to make it easy was to have it.

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Translating jobs are great once your SO has a good grasp on English :)

What is required of someone for a translating job (ie: degree, certification, experience, or just fluency?) here in the states? or where can I find that information?

Also, does anyone know abt a fluent foreigner teaching language classes anywhere? What is required? and again... where can I find that info, if no one knows firsthand?

Lastly (for now), what does anyone know abt Int'l drivers license being used in USA? how/when do they need to get US license? Said is a good driver, he just needs to know the specifics of our laws.

Thanks for any info ladies (& gents)!

Noura :luv:


Met briefly in Baton Rouge, LA Nov. 2003 - not available :(

Met again in Baton Rouge, LA March 25, 2005 - 2 souls feel as 1

Sept 17-Oct 3, 2005 Noura goes to Morocco to meet family & friends of Said (informally engaged)

Daily phonecalls, discover internet chatting w/ video cam - OMG!!!

March 25-April 14, 2006 Noura's 2nd trip to Morocco - formal engagement w/ family

April 24, 2006- mailed in K1 Visa package - TSC

Oct 5, 2006 - Interview SUCCESS

Oct 12, 2006 - Called to pick up visa tomorrow!

Oct. 16, 2006 VISA IN HAND!

Dec. 24, 2006 - Said arrives in NOLA, just in time for the holidaze!

Dec. 31, 2006 - OUR WEDDING!!! Ringing in a New Year as husband & wife!

Jan 8, 2007 - applied for SSN

Jan 15, 2007 - recieved SSN

Feb 6, 2007 - checks cashed for AOS/EAD/AP - YAY!

Feb 8, 2007 - NOA1 on AOS/EAD/AP

Feb 14, 07 - touched EAD/AP

March 8, 07 - Biometrics appt in NOLA

April 17, 07 - AP approved

April 19, 07 - EAD approved

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