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Is foreign degree the same as a degree obtained in USA?

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Hello guys, I have a B.A. degree from my home country and when I get my work permit, I want to apply with the degree i already have and with the expected position. I'm not sure if the employers accept foreign degree same as a degree obtained in USA, and if they don't, I want to know what am I supposed to do. did any of you guys have problem with that? I mean trying to apply for a job with a degree you got from your home country and the employers say we don't consider a degree from foreign country same as USA degree or it is not acceptable with USA education standard. if you guys have the gone employment with the degree you have from your home country and there were some adjustments or requirements you have gone through please share it with me. I'm trying to prepare now if there are any preconditions expected so I can be ready when the time comes to apply for a job :) Thank you

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There is a website, I think it's www.wes.org that specializes in "comparing" US education standards to the rest of the world. I believe you can get a report that basically states "your degree equals this. ..." It's worth a look. Good luck!

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I am not sure what your degree is but I did my Bachelor degree back home and they accepted me for PhD program here in US and I was even able to teach in my university (as teaching assistant). As long as there is an equivalent degree here in US you'll be fine.

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ok. Thanks for the info guys. my degree is Bachelor of Arts in Management. it was 3 year course in one of the university in my country.

Let some qualified organization to evaluate for your degree. Especially if you want to continue your education.

However. for job application, you can apply online. My company accepts engineering positions with just high school degree but requires a lot of technical experiences. Some companies will demand some specially requirements (For example ABET accredited universities, or AACSB universities).

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ok. I wanted the info to apply for a job.

(1) you need to read the job description to see what requirement they have

- Legal Status:Green Card or US Citizen

- Education:What degree

+Accredited University?

+Accredited Program ?

- Experience

(2) Apply

When I interview engineers who have been passed HR pre-screen, I do not care about their education. In fact, I have not asked them anything regarding their educations. I just focus on their experiences/skill sets and how they answer my question, their attitude to determine whether they can be a part of my team and under my management.

I, myself, understand well about the difficulty like language barrier (I have Master/PE but to be honest, my English is not very good) and method of educations in different regions.

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oh! that is great info you gave me. Thank you very much. I have few years of experience too so now I'm looking forward for my work permit to apply for a job. Appreciate your help.

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