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For more than 30 years JS&A has helped over five million individuals with foreign credential translation and evaluation.

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Member since 1989

Our Purpose

Our Purpose is to assist international students, U.S. citizens, and permanent residents educated abroad in foreign credential evaluation and translation to determine the foreign education equivalency in the United States. JS&A is a Member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) and a Corporate Member of the American Translators Association (ATA).

We understand that the cost of evaluations is very important to our clients. Therefore, our foreign credential evaluation fees are among the lowest of any recognized foreign credential evaluation service.   We do not charge for mailing our evaluations, or for verification of foreign academic credentials.   Since our clients have deadlines, our non-rush evaluations are completed in 10 business days.   Rush services are also offered.

Our goal is to provide the best quality foreign credential evaluations and translations as well as exceptional customer service.

Please read the (FAQ) section which is now available in 10 languages.

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While we require official original academic credentials, some applicants are unable to obtain them at this time. Therefore, for most purposes (except for licensure) we are able to complete preliminary translations and evaluations based on photocopies of official academic credentials. Once the applicants are able to send us their originals, we will revise their evaluations at no additional cost.

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Colleges, universities, immigration attorneys, employers, private agencies, and other corporate clients who have submitted an application for evaluation or translation services.

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Additional Information

Read our JS&A Guide to Admission of International Freshman Applicants.

JS&A Guide for International Freshmen

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Foreign Credential Evaluation

Since the educational systems of countries vary greatly, comparing the educational level of individuals educated in different countries is complicated and requires specialized knowledge.

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Translation of foreign educational credentials is often misunderstood as being the same as foreign credential evaluation, but they are two different processes.

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The JS&A Difference

"The University of Miami (UM) is fortunate to maintain a long-standing association with Josef Silny & Associates International Education Consultants (JS&A)"

The University of Miami (UM) is fortunate to maintain a long-standing association with Josef Silny & Associates International Education Consultants (JS&A).  Formerly UM’s Director of International Admission, Mr. Silny has built a company that provides outstanding services in the field of international credentials and transcript evaluations.  JS&A has provided transcript evaluations for undergraduate students for many years  and now also provides the same service for graduate students applying to UM for admission.  JS&A also provides credentials evaluations and translation services for UM departments for the purposes of hiring foreign nationals.  Based on a wealth of experience in the fields of international education, credentials evaluations and translation services, JS&A consistently delivers excellent and professional services, including timely, fair and accurate evaluations and translations, high standards of document authentication, and dedicated customer service.  I greatly appreciate our good working relationship with JS&A and highly recommend their services."

John Haller, Vice President of Enrollment Management

"Exceptional customer service is one of the main reasons we recommend Josef Silny & Associates."

This letter is in reference to Josef Silny & Associates whom the Undergraduate Admissions Office at the University of Pittsburgh has worked with for the past four years. Their evaluation reports are completed in a timely and professional manner each and every time. Exceptional customer service is one of the main reasons we recommend Josef Silny & Associates. Any issue that arises we receive a response immediately and the issue is typically resolved within a few hours. We recommend to other offices within Pitt that they use JS&A due to the ease of reading their reports, thoroughness and accuracy. The company has tailored an application for Pitt applicants with exactly the type of report we require which makes the process very easy for students. They also send the reports to us via email which helps our office process applicants in a timely fashion. I highly recommend to both colleagues in the field and other University members the use of JS&A services."

Lauren Panetti

Organizations That Accept Our Evaluations

JS&A is a Member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES).

Evaluations prepared by JS&A are accepted and recognized by the organizations listed below:

U.S. Federal Government
U.S. Armed Forces
Licensing Boards
State Departments of Education
Governmental and Private Agencies
Colleges and Universities