International institutions must be licensed or officially recognized by the Education Department or Ministry of the country where the institution is in operation to be eligible for transfer of credit or degree status. Because CTU follows strict policies concerning academic integrity, students are required to have on file within one session of their program start date an evaluation from an approved credential evaluation service for all foreign educational credentials previously earned. This is required for all transcripts, including transcripts from international secondary schools, if provided, and/or institutions of higher education. The Registrar’s office will ultimately verify and/or certify the institutions’ eligibility for transfer credit or degree equivalency. Several credential evaluation services are available to students. Acceptable evaluations may only come from evaluation services that are a member of NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc.). CTU will consider evaluations and/or recommendations directly from AACRAO (Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers). Contact the Registrar’s Office for a listing of such organizations. Students are responsible for all applicable fees.