Foreign Degree Equivalency for Jobs

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Harold123 posted this 15 March 2013 - Last edited 15 March 2016

Hi, I have a question regarding "statement of educational equivalency" A Louisiana state government job posting requires that "Applicants with a degree from a foreign institution must receive a statement of educational equivalency from one of the evaluation services accepted by the Department of Civil Service" I have a Bachelor's degree from India, but have a Masters and Doctorate degree from this country. Since my last and highest degree is from a university in this country, I was wondering whether I still have to get this statement of equivalency for my Bachelor's degree. Thank you.

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VickyPhillips posted this 15 March 2013 - Last edited 06 August 2015

Hi Harold,

The only one who could tell you this for sure is the HR or hiring department of the department of civil service in the state of Louisiana. Find the number for their HR dept. and call them up. They can interpret this policy for you.

My guess is that since you have an American master's and doctorate degree they may not care about your getting a foreign equivalency assessment for you Indian bachelor's degree. You had to have your Indian bachelor's degree accepted as an American equivalent or neither of your graduate schools in the US would have accepted you ...

But that is a common sense interpretation. Governments often operate by policy and not by common sense.

All the best Vicky

Harold123 wrote: [quote]Hi,

I have a question regarding "statement of educational equivalency" A Louisiana state government job posting requires that "Applicants with a degree from a foreign institution must receive a statement of educational equivalency from one of the evaluation services accepted by the Department of Civil Service"

I have a Bachelor's degree from India, but have a Masters and Doctorate degree from this country. Since my last and highest degree is from a university in this country, I was wondering whether I still have to get this statement of equivalency for my Bachelor's degree.

Thank you.[/quote]