URGENT: Survey Deadline Extended Until June 9th.  
How Many International Students Deposited for Fall?


AACRAO, IIE, Council of Graduate Schools, NACAC, and NAFSA are collaborating on a survey to assess how many international students have been accepted for fall 2017 admission at our member institutions in the U.S. The survey is intended for admissions officers or others on campus who can provide data on the numbers of offers made to and accepted by international students.

Your participation will help us gather data on the intent of international students to come to the U.S. Please note that this survey invitation may be received by multiple individuals on your campus. We ask that each campus submit one survey response to facilitate timely analysis and reporting.

Gloria R. Nathanson Fund for Research in International Education 

AACRAO is excited to announce the Gloria R. Nathanson Fund for Research in International Education, a fund dedicated to supporting country or education system research conducted by AACRAO members in order to further the body of knowledge in the field of comparative international education and credential evaluation. 

Learn more about the types of projects eligible for funding and other criteria here.

​Groningen Declaration Network Symposium
AACRAO International recently participated in the Groningen Declaration Network Symposium on Credential Evaluation Professional Issues hosted at the University of Melbourne, Australia. The Symposium brought together experts from ten countries in the field of both foreign credential evaluation and digital student data portability to put forth recommendations to the Groningen Declaration Network. As part of the Symposium, AACRAO International contributed two white papers outlining the need for the development of standards, best practices and common language surrounding digital student data portability and the evaluation of digital data. 

Read them here: 

Identifying the Challenges of Differences in Models of Online Databases

A Conversation on the Expansion of the Article 26 Backpack - A26BP Evaluation Committee: Background, Functions, and Conclusion


Secondary School Credentials Workshop 

AACRAO International hosted a Secondary School Credentials Workshop on May 8 & 9, 2017 in Washington DC.  The two-day training explored best practices to the approach of evaluating credentials from countries with less than 12,12,13, and 14 year secondary education systems. Interested in hosting a training like this on your campus? Click here to learn more. 

International Education Standards Council (IESC) Fellowship

We’re looking for talented professionals who want to contribute to the field of international credential evaluation by working with the IESC to research and develop placement recommendations. This one year appointment will give particpants valuable insight and learn best practices from professionals with decades of experience. The knowledge gained with this Fellowship will be instantly applicable when setting and implementing standards within your office and will empower you to confidently establish procedures for you and your colleagues.

This is an opportunity to grow your professional network, engage in deep discussions about credential evaluation, increase your knowledge and skill sets, while gaining an opportunity for publication in a global database and other widely distributed works.  Learn more and apply today.

Webinar: International Recruitment and Marketing: Managing the Message in Challenging Times

Listen here for AACRAO's webinar on International Recruitment and Marketing: Managing the Message in Challenging Times. In order to address growing concerns due to recent political changes, AACRAO partnered with several higher education associations to conduct a survey on Institutional & Applicant Perceptions. The webinar shares data on regional patterns and areas of concern, as well as leading practices for international education professionals to address concerns and maximize yield.