Foreign Transcripts and Courses

  • Enter all international (non-U.S./foreign) institutions you have attended on your PTCAS application.

    Canadian Institution

    Review the program-specific admission requirements to determine if original transcripts or foreign transcript evaluations for Canadian coursework must be submitted directly to the program or PTCAS.

    • PTCAS will accept original Canadian transcripts (if in English).
    • Send a foreign transcript evaluation for Canadian transcripts not in English.
    • PTCAS will NOT hold your file in processing for missing Canadian transcripts.
    • Enter all of your Canadian courses on your PTCAS application.
    • PTCAS will NOT verify your Canadian courses or include them in any of your PTCAS GPAs.
    • PT programs can view your UN-verified Canadian courses and transcripts.

    Study Abroad

    • Send U.S. transcript with study abroad credits to PTCAS.
    • Enter all Study Abroad courses that appear on a U.S. transcript with separate grades and credits under the U.S. institution.
    • If the U.S. transcript does not display the grades and/or credits for study abroad courses, follow the policies for international (foreign) transcripts and coursework below.

    Overseas U.S. Institution

    PTCAS recognizes "overseas US institutions" that are located outside US borders, are regionally accredited, and use English as the primary language of instruction and documentation. If you attended an overseas US institution, send an official transcript to PTCAS and enter all courses on your PTCAS application. US institutions with campuses overseas (such as the University of Maryland at Munich) are also considered US colleges for which transcripts are required and all course work must be listed.

    International (Foreign) Institution

    Do NOT enter any foreign courses completed outside the U.S. or Canada (unless "study abroad" through a U.S. institution).

    Visit the PTCAS Directory to determine the foreign transcript requirements for each PT program, as described below:

    • Send a Foreign Transcript Evaluation Report to PTCAS. If required by PT program, send foreign transcripts to one of the agencies below for "course-by-course" report. If received, PTCAS will forward the report to your selected PT programs.
    • Send Original Foreign Transcript Directly to Program. Do not send to PTCAS.

    Foreign Transcript Evaluation Services

    PT program may specify which agency you must use. PTCAS does not verify that you have used the correct agency for a particular PT program. Arrange for the course-by-course report to be sent from the agency to PTCAS. PTCAS only accepts foreign transcript evaluations from the five agencies listed below:

    World Education Services, Inc (preferred by PTCAS)
    P.O. Box 5087
    New York, NY 10274-5087
    (212) 966-6311

    Josef Silny & Associates, Inc
    International Educational Consultants
    7101 SW 102 Avenue
    Miami, FL 33173
    (305) 273-1616

    Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc
    P.O. Box 514070
    Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
    (414) 289-3400

    American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)
    Foreign Education Credential Services
    One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 520
    Washington, D.C. 20036
    (202) 296-3359

    International Education Research Foundation (IERF)
    Post Office Box 3665
    Culver City, CA 90231
    (310) 258-9451