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Innovative Service Improves Transfer Credit Process for International Students

PHILADELPHIA, PA — June 27, 2017 – The University of Cincinnati and International Consultants of Delaware (ICD) have partnered to improve the way college credits are transferred from schools outside the U.S.

Some international students enrolling at U.S. universities may have earned credits they would like to transfer from a school outside the U.S. In most cases, these students must wait until after they have committed to a U.S. university to see which credits will transfer. Now, when international students order a Transfer Credit Evaluation from ICD, the academic advisors at the University of Cincinnati will receive a comparability analysis mapped to coursework requirements to help them make decisions regarding which credits to allow for transfer.

“The University of Cincinnati is committed to providing international transfer students a fair assessment of their previous credit, regardless of where in the world it was earned. The new Transfer Credit Evaluation Tool will afford potential UC international transfer students the knowledge required to make an informed decision to attend the University of Cincinnati. Transfer students who know where they fit in their new program are more likely to persist towards graduation at greater rates” said Dr. Jonathan Weller, Director, International Admissions at University of Cincinnati. “We believe this new tool will help international transfer students receive transfer credit more quickly, allow them to make more informed decisions on where and what to study, and ultimately to lead to improved retention and graduation rates”.

“This is a first-of-its-kind program that provides customized, comprehensive information to the University of Cincinnati’s academic advisors to help them with transfer credit decisions for international students,” said Dr. Franklin Shaffer, Chief Executive Officer of International Consultants of Delaware. “This service is timely in view of students’ mobility worldwide and many of them come to U.S. campuses having completed some credits elsewhere.”

ICD’s Transfer Credit Evaluation provides a detailed analysis of an applicant’s academic transcripts, course descriptions and grades. This extensive analysis will help advisors make informed decisions in a timely manner. A Course-By-Course evaluation is still required for admission purposes.

Transfer Credit Evaluation is only available to University of Cincinnati applicants at this time, but ICD plans to offer it to other universities in the coming months. For more information, contact ICD’s Business Development team here.

About University of Cincinnati
The University of Cincinnati offers students a balance of educational excellence and real-world experience. UC is a public research university with an enrollment of more than 44,000 students and has been named “Among the top tier of the Best National Universities,” according to U.S. News & World Report. The university garners roughly $400 million per annum in research funding, ranking 22nd among public universities in the United States. The school offers over 100 bachelor’s degrees, over 300 degree-granting programs, and over 600 total programs of study, ranging from certificates to doctoral and first professional education. For more information, go to www.uc.edu.

About International Consultants of Delaware
International Consultants of Delaware, Inc. (ICD) is a globally recognized expert in credential evaluation for education, employment, immigration, licensure and certification. Established in 1977, ICD is a charter member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). ICD is a credentialing service which evaluates international educational documents in terms of United States comparability for individuals who have completed all or part of their education outside the United States. In 2000, ICD was acquired by CGFNS International, Inc., an internationally recognized authority on education, registration and licensure of healthcare professionals worldwide. For more information, go to www.icdeval.com.  

The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®), the only national certification agency for the profession of acupuncture and Oriental medicine, has selected International Consultants of Delaware (ICD) to exclusively perform academic credential validations and assessments for NCCAOM Certification applicants who were educated outside the United States.

“We are pleased to work with International Consultants of Delaware and benefit from their extensive experience in credential evaluations,” said Kory Ward-Cook, PhD, MT(ASCP), CAE, NCCAOM Chief Executive Officer. “Their reports will provide additional information allowing us to better evaluate the academic credentials of our applicants.”

“It is a privilege to work with an outstanding organization like NCCAOM,” said Franklin A. Shaffer, EdD, RN, FAAN, FFNMRCSI, President and Chief Executive Officer of CGFNS International, Inc., parent organization of ICD. “We look forward to serving NCCAOM and providing exceptional service for the applicants.”

NCCAOM Certification is an important professional competence recognized by regulatory bodies, third-party payers, the profession and the public. Certification or a passing score on the NCCAOM certification examinations are documentation of competency for licensure as an acupuncturist by 45 states including the District of Columbia, representing 98 percent of the states that regulate acupuncture.

As part of the exclusive agreement, ICD will evaluate post-secondary (tertiary) academic records and transcripts to ensure international applicants meet the NCCAOM eligibility requirements for certification.

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