AACRAO is the leading source for international education research for international credential evaluation for the purposes of higher education and immigration. The association engages in initiatives that contribute to the development of policy and practice that supports international student access and mobility. 

  • The AACRAO EDGE database is used by more than 600 higher education institutions to determine admissions, placement, and transfer credit for foreign-educated persons, and also is the primary source of information for the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to determine eligibility for employment visas.
  • Given the lack of a Ministry of Education, AACRAO is leading a number of initiatives that provide professional standards for the field of international credential evaluation in the US.