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The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requires JMU to collect and centrally maintain information related to the educational credentials of all instructional faculty members.

JMU Policy 2101: Faculty Hiring Procedures requires JMU to obtain a credential evaluation report for transcripts issued by a foreign institution.

For employment purposes, please submit a detailed evaluation report.

See below for a list of companies that provide credential evaluation services for degrees from foreign institutions:

Educational Perspectives
A2Z Evaluations
Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.(ECE)
Global Credential Evaluators (GCE)
International Education Research Foundation
Josef Silny
World Education Services (WES)

If using a company that is not on the above list, SACSCOC and Human Resources will determine if the report meets JMU requirements.

JMU does not accept authentication reports from:

The Degree People.com
Foreign Credentials.com

The original authentication report is required to be sent to:

            JMU – Human Resources
            Attn: Alicia Proctor
            752 Ott Street
            MSC 7009
            Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Allow for a 5 to 10 day turnaround for the report to be processed.

An official English translation may be required.  Translation services may be obtained from any member of the American Translators Association.

Allow for a 2 to 5 day turnaround for translation services.   

If you have questions or need more information to help ensure that the university complies with this important requirement, please call Alicia Proctor at (540)568-4473, proctoran@jmu.edu.