ECA - Bachelors or MS?


#1

Hi all,
I’d like to get me ECA done asap while I wait for IELTS and this is a question I have not been able to get a universal answer to:

  • Do I submit both my MS and bachelors transcripts for evaluation?
  • If yes, can I submit them (both official transcripts) in the same envelope and mail to WES?
  • I have extra official transcripts for my Bachelors from 2013 when I was applying to grad school. They are sealed and official, just that the signature across the flap is dated 2013. can these be used? I would like to not trouble my mom for fresh current transcripts if its not needed :slight_smile:

Could you please help me?
Thanks!


#2

You did not get any universal answer because no one knows the answer for sure.
Here are best effort:

  • Do I submit both my MS and bachelors transcripts for evaluation? Better if you send both. Try to follow the WES guideline on required documents
  • If yes, can I submit them (both official transcripts) in the same envelope and mail to WES? Yes, but make sure that the envelops inside are sealed, signed and directly from the university.
  • I have extra official transcripts for my Bachelors from 2013 when I was applying to grad school. They are sealed and official, just that the signature across the flap is dated 2013. can these be used? I would like to not trouble my mom for fresh current transcripts if its not needed :slight_smile:
    That’s fine. I used transcripts from 2011!!

#3

Thank you!


#4

A follow up question. I’m creating my WES profile

  1. I’m planning to mail both Bachelors and MS transcripts, yo be on the safer side. Should I then ‘Add credential’ for Bachelors on my WES Canada profile?
  2. Referring to this post Education Credentials Assessment (ECA) for all degrees?
    I’m assuming I can’t get points for both Bachelors and MS because their hierarchical. Is this correct? In that case, would I cause confusion in my WES profile if I added my Bachelors as a ‘credential’? Would it mean I’m trying to claim points for both Bachelors and MS?
  3. In ref. to the same post above, are there situations where Bachelors points can be added to MS? How would that look on EE profile?
  4. Are there any recognized certifications (like Six Sigma, SCJP etc) that can increase CRS after creating EE profile?

Thanks,
VJ


#5
  1. You have to add degrees for which you want to claim points. Adding Bachelors separately does not give you any additional points if you already have Masters. However, there’s no harm in adding both the degrees. I added both the degrees and got them verified.
  2. Yes, correct- if you claim points for Masters then you cannot get any additional points for Bachelors.
    To answer the second par, adding two degrees in WES would just mean that you want to get both the degrees verified. Nothing more, nothing less.
  3. I did that since I had both the degrees verified bu WES. But as you would assume, without getting additional points for Bachelors.
  4. Not sure about external certifications

#6

Thanks @shat Can I ask how you paid for WES? I’m planning to use money order/check option as I would have to let my bank know that I’m making an international payment (it would be, right?) and i’ve been on hold forever.
-Can we use personal checks or must it be a banker’s check.

  • do we upload the check to the WES profile?

#7

I paid using credit card (that doesn’t have international transaction fee)