Academic transcripts (US and International) must be forwarded to the ABOR office directly from the issuing institution. Transcripts must be official and contain the seal of the educational institution. Transcripts and equivalency evaluations may be forwarded by mail to: ABOR, 906 Olive Street, Suite 1200, St. Louis, Missouri 63101.
ABOR will also accept official electronic transcripts and equivalency evaluations, provided they are forwarded directly to ABOR by the University or a company in partnership with the University (e.g., Transcripts Plus, Student Clearing House, and Parchment). Electronic transcripts should be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Will ABOR Accept My Transcript Electronically in PDF Format?|
|Yes - Accepted||No - Not Accepted|
|The transcript was delivered from a verified/secured source (The University or a company in partnership with the University such as Transcripts Plus, Student Clearing House, and Parchment)||The transcript is NOT encrypted|
|The transcript was encrypted/digitally certified||The transcript was delivered direct or forwarded from the student's email|
|The issuing institution marked the transcript as official||The transcript has been opened or accessed by another party|
|The transcript was forwarded from the originating institution or their provider by a secure email method, and the document has NOT already been opened/accessed||The transcript was delivered direct or forwarded from a college within an institution email|
Equivalency Evaluations For International Academic Credentials
All degrees received from educational institutions outside the United States must be evaluated for equivalency by an agency acceptable to the AAB Board of Registry (ABOR).
All international transcripts must be provided in English. Transcripts that are not provided in English must be translated by a service approved by ABOR. The cost of the translation shall be paid by the applicant.
A detailed report of course-by-course evaluation is required. Be sure to check with the agency to ensure that this service is offered before requesting an evaluation.
Original transcripts must be sent directly from the academic institution to the evaluation agency. Transcripts sent from the applicant to the evaluation agency will NOT be accepted for course-by-course evaluation.
Evaluations from approved agencies MUST be forwarded directly FROM the issuing agency and MUST be official. Fees for such an evaluation shall be borne by the applicant.
Evaluations must be submitted by one of the following agencies acceptable to the AAB Board of Registry:
International Consultants of Delaware, Inc.
PO Box 8629
Philadelphia, PA 19101-8629
3600 Market Street, Suite 450
Philadelphia, PA 19104
International Education Research Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 3665
Culver City, CA 90231-3665
Web site: www.ierf.org
Updated April 10, 2019