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A global platform for discussion on the recognition of higher education qualifications and the promotion of academic mobility

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Regulated Autonomy: Global Recognition through the U.S. Lens

JUN 10, 2019
AACRAO International invites all higher education professionals whose job responsibilities touch any part of the international admissions process to Washington, D.C. for AACRAO's Fall Symposium to answer the question - Is Global Recognition possible? If possible, is it necessary?
Lacking a government body providing guidance or mandated processes for the acceptance of foreign credentials and credits, U.S. higher education institutions (HEIs) maintain a great deal of autonomy. This allows them to make the admissions and transfer credit decisions that best fit their type, size, mission, and level.

Without official regulation, HEIs follow standards of best practice such as those published in AACRAO EDGE. These resources provide general guidelines, placement recommendations, and best practices to help HEIs make admissions decisions that place international students accurately, fairly, and support their academic success.

However, as technology removes the barriers to academic mobility, HEIs must question if the U.S. international admissions and credential evaluation community can and should maintain this unstructured way of working.
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Aligning Priorities: Global Convention Session on the Recognition of Qualifications

Mar 18, 2024

Developing implementation guidelines, standards for quality assurance, and principles for recognizing refugee qualifications.

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Global Convention on Recognition - Readiness Assessment

Nov 15, 2021

Learn about AACRAO's contributions to Global Mobility and the Global Convention on Recognition.

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Groningen Declaration Meeting 2020: Call for Proposals open

Aug 13, 2019

Welcoming proposals on credential evaluation and recognition, SIS development, and more.

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AACRAO's 2019 Symposium on Global Recognition

Aug 10, 2019

Learn more about the 2019 Symposium on Global Recognition

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Global Recognition in International Credential Evaluation: Is It Possible? Is It Necessary?

Jun 24, 2019

Will the U.S. continue to be a study destination when so many other nations are coming together on credential recognition?

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Global recognition in International Admissions and Credential Evaluation

Jun 10, 2019

As times change, can the US international admissions and credential evaluation system stay decentralized and unstructured?

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AACRAO attends UNESCO meeting in Paris

Jan 7, 2019

The goal of the global convention is to facilitate inter-regional mobility, build and reinforce the regional conventions, and serve higher education into the future.