Students who attended a university outside the United States and want consideration of prior course work for credit and course equivalency must submit their foreign academic transcripts and the accompanying commercial evaluation. Transcripts in languages other than English must be translated by a certified English translator.
Foreign academic transcripts must be commercially evaluated by a current member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES): www.naces.org/members.
The evaluation must include the following:
(b) upper level courses identified, and
(c) credits/hours of instruction
(d) If the student wishes to pursue a bachelors degree, the GPA will be needed for program admission with upper and lower level course identification and translation to English.
The student is responsible for evaluation fees and there is no guarantee that coursework will transfer.
International students who choose to opt out the commercial evaluation will not be reimbursed for any courses taken at Broward College that are equivalent to courses taken at a previous university. The foreign academic transcripts and the English translation from a certified English translator, if applicable, are still required during the application process. Even if the student chooses to opt out the commercial evaluation.
The commercial evaluation is not optional for students seeking a bachelor's degree.
Students who have completed Advanced Level (A-Level) or Advanced Subsidiary Level (AS Level) from the British system (General Certificate of Education - GCE) are not required to provide a commercial evaluation. The evaluation will be completed by the College's Evaluations Department.
Students who have completed the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) who want consideration of prior course work for credit and course equivalency are required to provide a commercial evaluation.