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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: International, International Academic Exchange

Mission: The mission of world education services is to foster the integration of internationally educated persons into academic and professional settings.

Programs: Credential evaluations - wes operates a foreign credential evaluation and verification service in the united states and canada. The service processes applications for evaluation for individuals seeking further education (44% of total), immigration (48%), employment (4%), professional licensing (3%), and others (1%) in the united states and canada.

global talent bridge - wes helps skilled immigrants across the united states overcome the barriers that keep them from fully utilizing their talents and education in the united states and canada by providing professional development and training to the staff of community and government organizations, direct outreach, and research studies and resources.

research & advisory services ("ras")- wes provides research-based consulting solutions to student mobility, international enrollment, and transnational education. Based on its research, wes also produces reports and conducts workshops and webinars offered to higher education professionals across the united states.

knowledge resource exchange - wes provides training on foreign credential evaluation methods and procedures, international recruitment strategies, and country educational systems through workshops and webinars. Wes produces world education news & reviews, a monthly online publication for professionals in international education, which includes analysis of international trends, "how to" articles on credential evaluation with sample documents, and up-to-date profiles of the educational systems of various countries.

Community Stories

29 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

WES is a great and efficient service. I got scared as I read the previous review comments and regretted for choosing WES. But I have been astonished with their excellent service. You just need to provide the required documents and you will have your results in less than a week. I highly recommend it to all who need document evaluation.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Worst company ever don't trust them I just received my document from them after 20 emails and they returned it with a horrible look they ripped my original copy of the high school certification

2

Client Served

Rating: 1

this is a multi-million dollar scam and there non-profit status should be taken away. is there anyone who can audit their statements???? for the money they charge and service they provide, there is nothing non-profit about their work. cheaters! if you dont believe me, just google "world education services" and you will see all the terrible reviews on consumeraffairs and yelp.

Review from Guidestar

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Client Served

Rating: 1

WES service is just a nightmare for me! I submitted my original documents as per their website requirements with an additional highest government stamp on them in March 21,2015 . Today is June ,17 and i have no chance but to cancel my evaluation ,because it got stuck in it's initial level as it was when the documents were received.
I paid $205 for the service which they did not provide at all! They rejected all my academic transcripts , claiming that my documents were sent for further verification to my institutions, although these verification has already been done prior to sending them. None of my universities has received ANY correspondence from them! Never! Their database is outdated ,they use a non active , old contact numbers and refuse the active ones,provided through applicant by the university authorities themselves! WES is not responding to emails , you cannot reach them by phone also ,as they are putting you to hold for at least 15 min,and if it is an international call it gonna cost you a fortune. Even if you reached them by phone , you will never get the clear picture on what is going on with the process. I missed my deadline for application ,even though I have applied two months before . Now i cannot have my money back, every time i am contacting them ,i have the same answer: wait for another 5-6 days. If you have any other option for evaluation of your credentials by other organizations, go for them! WES is complete waste of your time, money and your health! Horrible experience! If anyone is going to open case against WES i am agree to sign the document.

Review from Guidestar

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Volunteer

Rating: 3

So here is my story with WES. I ordered WES ICAP course by course evaluation.They completed the evaluation within 2 weeks and mailed the universities.Also I got my evaluation report sent to me after a few days and I was satisfied. This was on 4th nov 2014.Today I ordered another 2 duplicate copies.Let's see what happens.
Well my experience with WES has been good so far. For prospective students, I would suggest you to to use the FREE DEGREE EQUIVALENCY TOOL before paying and check the recognition status of your University with WES since if your University is not listed with WES they will end up writing "Bachelors from Non-recognized university" in your report.
Well now comes the documents.For Indian students like me- send the attested photocopies of your original mark sheets from every semester/year by controller of examination/registrar of your University with date.With them, photocopies of your degree/provisional certificate (no need to attested) and the Evaluation form ( signed and stamped by Registrar/Controller ). Ask university to put them together in official envelope and ask them to seal, stamp and sign across the flaps.Then post it.Your work should be done.
I have seen students sending transcripts-WES don't accept transcripts.Also DO NOT SEND ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS. Attestation by principal/HOD of your college won't do.Only Controller/Registrar.
Follow the above written steps and your work should be done.Any queries please mail me : nairrita.m@gmail.com
Being a student myself, I understand how it feels like to lose your hope for studying abroad and money. Please feel free to contact me if you need to learn more.I would be happy to help you.Best of Luck!

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Client Served

Rating: 1

This organization is running a fraudulent business. They do not communicate unless they have your credit card details and refuse to refund the money even if you do not use their services. They are a non-profit company that makes profit by forcing people to pay administrative charges for communicating with them. I did not submit any documents to them, and they still won't refund my entire amount. I will take caution before using their services or even recommending them to anyone in the future.

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Client Served

Rating: 1

What a terrible 'non-profit' organization, I feel like I am trapped, and I just don't know what to do/ where to complain about this fraudulent organization. My documents are stuck with them and they refuse to produce an evaluation report, while also refusing to refund my money. Somebody needs to call out on this organization. I am surprised they're even operating with consistent consumer complaints and highly negative reviews. They're making money out of international students who want to pursue higher education in the States. Worse, they've ties with some of the famous institutions/ or common application systems that demand reports to be submitted only through WES. They never pick up the calls, if they're so busy they could at least have a call back service. All they've is a stupid messaging system that just replies to you stating a bunch of their policies and is not at all catering to the customer needs/ demands. Seriously, I am stuck with them as I got my Masters in the States and haven't been to India in about 3 years. I don't know how should I get my college there to send WES copies of my mark-sheets directly. I sent them attested copies of my transcripts and original mark-sheets that I had with me, and they refuse to send a report/ or give me a refund. WES needs to be shut down/ or filed with consumer courts.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 1

sucks
THEY DONT HAVE FAX NUMBER .PHONE NUMBER
WORST EVER.

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Client Served

Rating: 1

My wife and I are in hell.
We submitted her 18 year old transcript and it has somehow got messed up when the school computerized the records, but they accused of of forgery.
One rep said they could reopen it, another said we had to get a registrar letter saying they screwed up.
The manager is supposed to call, all this while my wife will be forced to wait another year to get into school.

The Chinese Ministry of education was happy to retry using a freshly obtained transcript.
Why won't WES?

All but one of the service reps were incredibly rude.

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Volunteer

Rating: 1

ITS A SCAM!
They are running a scam. Please stay away. There are bunch of morons running this scam. I got charged for nothing. Now it's impossible to get my money back. Please do some research before using their service.
STAY AWAY AND PLEASE LOOK FOR OTHER OTHER SERVICE ONLINE.