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The July 6, 2020, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)’s Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) proposed Temporary Final Rule on elimination of exemptions for international students taking online classes due to the pandemic is beyond compr

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NAFSA's Listening Circles: An Opportunity During These Uncertain Times

For whom? As you are well aware, this pandemic has caused significant economic challenges worldwide that have affected all aspects of international education. If you have lost your job, been furloughed or are uncertain about your position going forward,

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Why you should provide professional development for evaluation staff

Evaluators are only as good as their training and experience. A well-trained evaluator will not only be able to spot fraudulent documents, but also be able to evaluate quickly and accurately. To enhance detection and evaluation skills of your staff, cons

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Online Verification: National Research University "Higher School of Economics" (Russia)

The National Research University "Higher School of Economics", located in Moscow, Russia, has started issuing custom diplomas to all graduates in 2020. These diplomas can be verified electronically by scanning the QR code in the lower left-hand corner of

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CBSE And ICSE Exams Cancelled in India

The Central Board of Secondary Education class 10 and 12 exams were first postponed in March until July due to COVID-19 cases rising in India. However, the remaining exams will now be cancelled. Per NDTV, "Class 12 students of CBSE Board will, however, h

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Online Verification: Information Center service in Kazakhstan

IAC Information Center verification service is available for higher, technical and vocational diplomas.  There are two versions of the verification: basic and advanced. Only the basic version seems to be active right now. Basic: Individual Identification

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Documentation requirements: how to make it easier for international students?

College application process can be challenging Applying to college can be a daunting experience.  When I look back on my college applications process, there were so many questions I asked myself.  My first difficult decision was deciding what I wanted to

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CXC announces dates for summer exams (Commonwealth Caribbean)

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) examinations originally planned for May and June of this year have been rescheduled for July and August, due to COVID-19. The rescheduled examinations include: Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level Competence (

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White Paper - The Changing Landscape of Accreditation: Guide to Secondary-School Recognition in the United States

Accreditation in the United States has been and remains an integral aspect of the education system in the United States. Accreditation functions as the independent quality assurance mechanism to regulate elementary education through higher education inst

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What's the difference between translation, evaluation, and verification?

It is not unusual for a prospective applicant to ask a credential evaluator to “translate” their credentials. What they mean is really to “evaluate” the credential, though the confusion between the two concepts is quite understandable. First, the applica

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Some UK universities planning online-only lectures for 2020-2021

Some universities in the UK, including University of Cambridge and University of Manchester, are planning to at least begin the 2020-2021 academic year with online-only lectures because of the continued risk of COVID-19. Manchester is planning to use thi

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Online Verification: Sistema de Trámites de Títulos Profesionales in Bolivia

Sistema de Trámites de Títulos Profesionales is a central database of professional titles in Bolivia. Registered titles can be found by following these steps: go to http://utp.minedu.gob.bo/consulta.php enter the C.I.N. number (7 digits) enter the Date o

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Schools reopen in China following the coronavirus outbreak

Many provinces in China have reopened their schools. Some have announced a schedule for a staggered reopening starting in early May.  Secondary schools in Wuhan also welcomed back over 57,800 Grade 12 students on May 6th. Schools are required to enforce

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Let’s Get Physical – An Introduction to Physical Therapy Evaluation

Image: Pixabay Quick Overview of Physical Therapy in The United States Physical therapy/Physiotherapy is an allied health profession focused on the evaluation and treatment of functional mobility limitations. While the roots of the practice of physical t

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Coronavirus and Credential Evaluation: Challenges and Opportunities

As a credential evaluator, I was trained to be sensitive to social and political forces that may affect education. We know that all sorts of issues, from natural disasters to wars, can have ramifications on schools and schooling. I’m sure we can all come

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Institution Established: Université Péléforo Gon Coulibaly (Côte d'Ivoire)

The Université Péléforo Gon Coulibaly (UPGC) is a public university established via the decree No.2 012-985 of 10 October 2012. It was formed based on the preexisting Unité Régionale d’Enseignement Supérieur de Korhogo (URES-K) (established in 1996) .

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Uzbekistan reduces years of school from 12 to 11

Starting in the late 1990s, Uzbekistan expanded their primary-secondary education system from 11 to 12 years: 4 years of primary (boshlang'ich ), 5 years of secondary (o'rta), and 3 years at either an academic lyceum (akademik litsey) or professional col

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In a test-optional world, when does international admissions become an educated guess?

Standardized testing is not for everyone I don’t remember taking the SAT. That memory is buried deep, deep down with other stressful childhood experiences like skinned knees, flushed goldfish, and pretty much all of eighth grade. All of it. So imagine my

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Online Verification: CXC results and transcript request

CXC examination results are available online for the most recent exam session.  Candidates should check the calendar on the CXC website www.cxc.org for the release dates for CAPE, CSEC and CCSLC results.  Student results online: https://www.cxc.org/stude

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Gaokao exams postponed (China)

Because of the disruption to the school year caused by the coronavirus, the Chinese Ministry of Education has announced that the National College Entrance Examination (also known as the Gaokao) will be postponed for one month. Normally scheduled for June

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