Course by Course Evaluation - Bachelor’s Program

There are different academic credentials and requirements for a student to obtain a post-secondary degree within each country. For example, in the UK, students study for 13 years before applying to university, after which they undergo 3 years of study to accumulate 360 CATS credits at Level 1, 2 and 3. The difference in length between the degrees is due to how the degrees are structured and has little to do with the quality of the degree. UK Bachelor Degrees are considered equivalent to U.S. Bachelor’s Degrees.

The UK recognizes the Indian Bachelor’s Degree as the equivalence of a three year UK Bachelor’s Degree. Students complete 12 years of pre-university education and three years of post-secondary education. Similar to British A Levels, students in India take exiting exams such as the Standard XII in order to obtain admission to universities. Although post-secondary education is 12 years, a year less than in the U.S., students in India must complete 2880 hours to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree. Students in the U.S. only have to complete 1800 hours with 120 credits. However, the USCIS currently does not recognize the Indian Bachelor's Degree on the basis that students in India do not have to fulfill general education requirements as in the U.S., and that there is only three years of secondary education. There is no guarantee, but a detailed evaluation may help in the approval of H-1B and I-140 visa applications.

In Canada, Bachelor’s Degrees can take three to four years to complete depending on the type of program and school. In most cases, three years is considered sufficient for a Bachelor’s Degree. Students may study an extra year to focus on a specific area of study, earning them an Honours Bachelor’s Degree. This allows students to enroll in U.S. graduate programs. 

Diplomadesk assesses post-secondary degrees obtained anywhere outside the U.S. and determines whether the degrees and requirements meet the standards of the U.S. Bachelor’s Degree.

List of documents needed:

  • Copies of all Diplomas and/or Certificates
  • Complete academic transcripts, mark sheets or official listing of all courses taken
  • Credit hours/hours attended for each course
  • Grades for each course

All copies of academic documentation submitted for evaluation become the property of Diplomadesk.


  • If documents are not in English, client must submit clear and legible copies of legalized translations of all Diplomas, Transcripts and/or Certificates.
  • Signed certification of translator (either original or photocopy). See sample certification here (link).  Translator must be fluent in both English and the original language of the documents and should not be the applicant who needs to be evaluated. Certified translator’s signature should be notarized, according to the Laws and Regulations of the country of the origination of translation and notarization.
  • There must be copies of both the original language and translated documents.

How to start process:

After preparing the list of documents, you can begin the evaluation process by filling out and submitting the application online - Start Your Evaluation