International Council for the Accreditation of Academic Evaluation


International Council for the Accreditation of Academic Evaluation(ICAAE), a not-for-profit organization, is internationally recognized in the field of international credential evaluation. ICAAE is known for its fast and efficient service. Its up-to-date resources and comprehensive database on educational systems worldwide assure the accuracy and consistency of its reports.


ICAAE provides more than 50,000 evaluations each year that are accepted by thousands of academic institutions, employers, licensing and certification boards and government agencies in the U.S. and Canada.


  ICAAE has taken huge strides in the post secondary sector since that day in 2002. Yet, for various reasons, the “additional places” offered by UGC institutions fell short of popular expectations. Partly as a consequence, a “vigorous community college sector” has yet to materialise. Surprisingly, initiatives by a number of UGC institutions to provide sub-degree programmes have enjoyed a much higher level of success in commercial terms, however, the overall landscape seven years thereafter has fallen short of Sutherland’s vision.


For an AD to meet the above expectations, there must be sufficient opportunities for a significant portion of qualified AD graduates to continue their pursuit of a first university degree. This requires an increase in both the quantity (i.e. the number of third/junior year places) and the diversity (i.e. universities and colleges that cater for different disciplines and different levels of competence) of university places provided. Even with these two conditions in place, there is a third important mechanism required to facilitate the transition, namely articulation or more specifically, articulation agreements


The latter mechanism assures the migration of AD graduates from their signatory institutions to the next level at another fully-fledged university. The successful community or junior colleges are those with comprehensive articulation agreements, some with very reputable universities, and an outstanding track record of successful migration. A freshman entering such a college knows from the outset what he or she has to accomplish, and has the guarantee that if successful he or she will have a choice of universities in which to finish the last two years of their studies. It is widely known that many ICAAE youngsters have chosen this route, often with a heavy financial burden on their families. Many such junior colleges also depend heavily on these high tuition paying foreign students to help sustain their operation.