International Admissions – Transcript Evaluation

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Note:  University of St. Francis (USF) recommends, and reserves the right to require, a professional credential evaluation by an outside credential evaluation service.

Applicants who wish to receive transfer credits from universities and colleges outside of the United States or those that have earned bachelor’s degrees outside of the United States and wish to apply for a graduate program should consider having their transcripts evaluated by a certified evaluation company. Below is a list of examples of credential evaluation companies we have used in the past.  This is not a comprehensive list of all authorized evaluation companies.  USF requires that students use the services of companies that are approved members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (

Each company may have different requirements for your document submission and may have different fees for their services. We recommend you review companies before selecting the one you would like to use.

The credit evaluation company should submit transcript evaluations directly to USF. Documents are to be submitted to:


University of St. Francis
International Admissions                                    
500 Wilcox Street
Joliet, IL 60435

What type of evaluation do I need to submit?

  1. Undergraduate-only: If you have only completed high school (secondary school) you may request the GENERAL (Document-by-Document) EVALUATION.
  2. Undergraduate and Graduate: If you have completed any university level study, you must request the DETAILED (Course-by-Course) EVALUATION. The evaluation will be reviewed for transfer credit towards your degree.
  3. Undergraduate and Graduate: If you have completed any university level studies in the U.S, you must submit ALL official transcripts from ALL U.S. college(s) or university(ies) attended.

Reasons for outside review include, but are not limited to, verification of document authenticity, potential transfer credits, and the wish to expedite the processing of an application file. The student is responsible for supplying the correct academic records and paying the fee for the evaluation service.  


All international transcripts must be submitted in the original language accompanied by an official English translation. Translations must be literal, complete versions of the originals and must be translated by one of the following:

The translation does not take the place of submitting official academic records in the original language. The translation is in addition to the official academic record. Translations may not be completed by the student. Translations certified by a notary public are not acceptable