When arranging for transcripts to be sent from institutions outside Canada and the US, request that the institution include an explanation of the grading system used.
Where official international transcripts may be difficult to obtain, ORPAS will accept original notarized copies of non-Canadian or non-American transcripts in both English and the original language.
Original notarized documents will not be considered official, and each individual university may require further documentation.
Photocopies of original notarized documents are not acceptable and will not be considered.
You are responsible for contacting the registrar to request that your transcript(s) be sent to WES. Arrange for your transcript(s) to be sent to WES from your registrar’s office.
Assessment of International Academic Credentials
Credentialing assessment means converting international academic credentials into their Canadian educational equivalents.
Your WES evaluation must include a copy of your official transcript.
You are not required to request a transcript from your registrar’s office as long as your WES evaluation contains your transcript.
Whether you are a Canadian or non‑Canadian applicant, you must have your international transcript assessed by WES if:
- You have not met the minimum course number criteria using your Canadian or US data.
- You require inclusion of your international education data.
Request a course‑by‑course evaluation for your international grades. The evaluation will not be valid without an overall GPA. However, the admission committees of the universities reserve the right to apply their own evaluation.
WES evaluations must be sent directly to ORPAS by WES and must be received by the application deadline.
Reminder: ORPAS will convert grades of courses taken at accredited universities in the US. You do not require a WES evaluation for these courses.
To contact WES, call 416‑972‑0070.