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A lot of the jobs my husband had been looking at require a degree from an "accredited university". Not all universities in Russia are accredited, and well his isn't one of them, but he does have a Master's degree from there and vast work experience.

What does this mean? I've heard of people here going through agencies to get their foreign degrees to have an "American accreditation" or something, does this mean that we need to do this? If so, anyone here know of these agencies/universities/etc where we can do this?

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IREF.org is one of the bigger evaluation firms. If the school isn't accredited you may find that many of the classes aren't accepted or not for full credit and your 4 year decree becomes a 2 year or less.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Russia
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A lot of the jobs my husband had been looking at require a degree from an "accredited university". Not all universities in Russia are accredited, and well his isn't one of them, but he does have a Master's degree from there and vast work experience.

What does this mean? I've heard of people here going through agencies to get their foreign degrees to have an "American accreditation" or something, does this mean that we need to do this? If so, anyone here know of these agencies/universities/etc where we can do this?

If your husband wants to study here the degree has to be evaluated regardless of whether the university is accredited or not... the same works for certain jobs (my degree is from one of the oldest and largest Russian universities, but I still had to go through an evaluation agency).

It was already mentioned that a Master's degree from a non-accredited university might become a Bachelor's in the USA. The good news is that work experience can be more valuable than formal education.


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His university is accredited in Russia, is this "enough" for the US?

When employers require degrees from accredited universities they mean accredited [uS] universities.

With a foreign degree your husband will have to have it evaluated so a determination can be made as to whether his degree is valid in the US, and if so, is it valid to an equivalent degree. It may be that the equivalence is in terms of credits only, in which case he will need to enroll in a US university to complete his studies to US standards.

The first step is to have it evaluated, so he can know what the next step should be.

Good luck!


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Other than WES, where else could one get their degrees evaluated?



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Anyone performed a pricing comparison of all these?

I was looking at this one for my wife...WES seemed really expensive compared to it...

www.ece.org


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Russia
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I was looking at this one for my wife...WES seemed really expensive compared to it...

www.ece.org

:thumbs: I had my credentials evaluated by this agency, they did a great job.


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:thumbs: I had my credentials evaluated by this agency, they did a great job.

Thanks that's refreshing to hear. I think we might use them too. Just curious - how long did the process take?


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1/30/12 - I-129F sent

2/2/12 - NOA1 Received (CSC)

2/3/12 - Visa App Fee Check Cashed

6/18/12 - NOA2 Email Received at 9PM MST

6/22/12 - NOA2 Letter Received in Mail

7/11/12 - NVC Received

7/13/12 - NVC Sent Case to Moldova Embassy

7/18/12 - Packet 3 dropped off to Embassy

7/19/12 - Packet 3 & 4 Instructions Received from Embassy

7/23/12 - Medical Exam Passed

7/27/12 - Interview

8/4/12 - POE Denver, CO

9/14/12 - Wedding #1 (Denver Courthouse)

9/17/12 - AOS/EAD sent

9/19/12 - AOS/EAD NOA1

10/23/12 - Biometrics

1/16/23 - AOS Interview

6/15/13 - Wedding #2 (Colorado)

6/22/13 - Wedding #3 (Moldova)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ukraine
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A lot of the jobs my husband had been looking at require a degree from an "accredited university". Not all universities in Russia are accredited, and well his isn't one of them, but he does have a Master's degree from there and vast work experience.

What does this mean? I've heard of people here going through agencies to get their foreign degrees to have an "American accreditation" or something, does this mean that we need to do this? If so, anyone here know of these agencies/universities/etc where we can do this?

Get his transcripts and diploma. Have then translated. Send them to "ECE" (google ECE) Get an accredited equivilency evaluation and live happily ever after.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Russia
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Thanks that's refreshing to hear. I think we might use them too. Just curious - how long did the process take?

It takes 5 weeks on average, but if you pay extra for rush service, they can complete it in 1, 5 or 12 business days:

https://www.ece.org/main/content=EvaluationServices&SubSite=1&LeftNav=2#Rush


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ukraine
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His university is accredited in Russia, is this "enough" for the US?

Yes, it was plenty for Alla and Sergey. We used ECE for evaluation


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