We worked with AACRAO to develop a customized credential training for our international graduate admissions and graduate student advising staff at The George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science. Our trainer quickly grasped the various unique circumstances and challenges we had and tailored our training accordingly. Beyond the standard international credential content, she really challenged us to think through our internal and external policies to ensure they are logical, consistent, and following standard best practices. We are very pleased with the value we got from this training!
Erin VogtAssociate Director, Graduate Recruitment & AdmissionsSchool of Engineering and Applied ScienceGeorge Washington University
Bringing AACRAO credential training to campus was incredibly impactful and effective – from a cost efficiency standpoint, for having a concise and cohesive block of time various departments and academic units could allocate for training, and for the assurance everyone around the table walked away with a consistent and purposeful understanding of foreign credential review for our campus community. We value AACRAO’s role in the field of International Education, and were thrilled to share that experience and authority with a wide range of campus constituents. Planning was exceptionally well executed, expectations were clear, and the outcome was a positive experience of enhanced knowledge and elevated confidence for everyone in attendance.
Carrie LewisAssociate Director of International AdmissionOffice of AdmissionDrake University
We had members of Chapman University from all across campus that participated in this training, with a wide range of experience and exposure to credential evaluations. This training spoke to all of our needs and laid a foundation so we have consistency on our campus. We appreciated how the training gave us best practices in the field, and common approaches, but allowed us to discuss nuances that we will need to adapt for our campus. The information was clear, concise, and hands on.
We really appreciated the personalization of the training to our needs. Setting up this training was easy and the AACRAO team was sure to tailor the presentation to our focuses. The training exceeded our expectations and was an excellent option to allow many people to participate within our budget.
Thank you AACRAO!
Mrs. Monica Chen, MAAssistant Director and International OfficerOffice of Graduate AdmissionChapman University
The training workshop is very well organized, detail oriented, with great information. The step by step evaluation process and the case studies (activities) are extremely helpful. To the beginners, this is a very good way to start. The workshop showed various types of resources that we can use, the different education systems in each country, what documentations to look for, etc. I hope that we can have these types of trainings (whether as a refresher or for new evaluators) each year to help the evaluators to grow and enhance the knowledge.
We appreciate the training very much, everyone said it was a great training, very informative. It was very nice to have the materials in the flash drive.
Thank you and hope to see you again!
Connie H. KuangUniversity RegistrarOffice of the Registrar
The UCSB team found the training extremely valuable. The trainers break down the background of the education systems, the systems itself, and any changes that have been made or are upcoming. They also do a great job in showing examples of documents. They cover what current international documents should look like and how to verify their authenticity.
Additionally, they do a great job of explaining, and showing how to convert international college credit systems to the US system. Having this training should save us lots of research time in the future! Setting up the training was a breeze and bringing the trainers to us allowed many more people to participate on our limited training budget.
Donna Coyne, Ph.D.Associate DirectorAdmissions Office
A million thanks for your participation in the international transcript evaluation discussion during last week's Annual Meeting in Boston. You were smart, helpful, and approachable -- and throughout the rest of the weekend I heard from my LLM peers that they appreciated your input tremendously. I heard so many times throughout the week how much our colleagues were enjoying the LLM programming and networking, and you were a big part of that. So from not only me but also all of us on the LSAC Planning Work Group, thank you again. It takes a village, and we did it! On a personal note, I so enjoyed meeting you and getting to know you during this process. I hope our paths cross again in the future, and please do keep in touch. It's wonderful to work with individuals like you! Best wishes and have a wonderful summer,
Christina FargoSenior Assistant RegistrarUniversity of North Dakota
Suzanne McGinnisAssistant Director of Admissions & RecruitmentOffice of Graduate Admissions & RecruitmentUniversity of Kentucky
Laura McAneneyInternational Admissions Coordinator, International Student and Scholar ServicesSouthern Utah University