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.
How can WES charge $325 to evaluate 2 degrees and call itself a nonprofit? There is something horribly wrong here if WES is a nonprofit. On top of that they are highly unprofessional, offering no easy way of communication or accountability. For 2 people with the same masters degree, same course, same year and same batch (even the same section) they assess one as bachelors equivalent (person with higher GPA) and another as masters equivalent. Nothing short of a scam!!
This organization is running a scam. Check the NY BBB file, http://www.bbb.org/new-york-city/business-reviews/educational-consultants/world-education-services-inc-in-new-york-ny-9023/ it shows that in just 36mths the NY BBB has processed 129 complaints relating to failure to provide the credentialing services paid for, difficulties contacting the company and difficulties getting refunds.
WES tactic is to tell you the documents to ask your educational institution for, and if/when you find out that no such documents exist at your institution, WES blames you for failing to submit the documents you "promised" to submit.
"Customer Services" are rude and/or hang up on you. The company doesnt respond to emails, or online form submissions. Even questions submitted prior to problems arising.
There is basically no way to communicate with this company to resolve problems.
I am $170 out of pocket, and have been told that they cannot provide the service I paid for.