Evaluations for CES: BYU, BYU-I, BYU-H, and LDSBC

Evaluations for CES: BYU, BYU-I, BYU-H, and LDSBC

The Church Educational System (CES) is comprised of: BYU (undergraduate only), BYU-Idaho, BYU-Hawaii, and LDSBC. All CES schools use the same admission application; therefore, only one IERF report will be required. All secondary education and college work (not US accredited) done outside of the United States must be evaluated by IERF. This requirement applies to students seeking undergraduate admission and/or transfer credit.

Services and Fees

Report

A file number will be assigned and notification will be sent upon receipt of the application. Every effort will be made to mail the evaluation within 15 business days.

Yet, if additional documentation and/or fees is/are required, the turnaround time will be effective from the date of receipt of all requested materials.

Detail Report

Required for

Students seeking undergraduate admission or transfer credit for any of the following CES locations:

  • BYU - Undergraduate
  • BYU - Idaho
  • BYU - Hawaii
  • LDSBC

Note: Although you may be applying to more than one of the above locations, only one evaluation report is needed.

Description

This report identifies the institution(s) attended, dates of attendance, credential(s) earned, and the United States educational equivalent. It also lists individual courses taken with semester units, individual grade equivalents and an overall grade point average (where applicable).

Fee

$165

View Sample Report

pdf-iconIERF evaluation reports are sent electronically to BYU (on behalf of all CES locations). An applicant copy will be sent to you at no additional cost.

Additional Services

Rush Services

If requesting a Rush service, please note that ALL fees must be paid by cashier's check, money order or credit card only. No personal checks will be accepted for rush applications.

24-Hour Rush (Next Business Day)

Fee

$200 in addition to the report fee

Turnaround time

24 hours from the receipt of the application, required documents and fee.

5-Day Rush

Fee

$85 in addition to the report fee

Turnaround time

5 business days from the receipt of the application, required documents and fee.

10-Day Rush

Fee

$60 in addition to the report fee

Turnaround time

10 business days from the receipt of the application, required documents and fee.

Photocopying Fee

Please submit a set of photocopies (front and back) of all original documents, including translations. Otherwise, you will be assessed a $20 fee.

Mailing Options

Reports are sent electronically to BYU for:

  • BYU - Undergraduate
  • BYU - Idaho
  • BYU - Hawaii
  • LDSBC

Although you may be applying to more than one of the above locations, note only one evaluation report is needed.

NOTE: If applying online, be sure to select BYU – Undergraduate as the recipient, as IERF works with a number of departments. This will ensure that your report reaches the correct office.

Regular Mail

The applicant copy will be sent via regular mail unless otherwise requested. There is no additional fee for regular mail.

Mailing with a Tracking Service

If you prefer mailing with a tracking service (e.g., UPS, DHL, etc.), we offer the following:

Domestic Secure Mailing for $20 per address
Domestic Next Day Delivery for $35 per address
International Secure Mailing for $75 per address

We recommend that you select either Secure Mailing or Domestic Next Day Delivery for the return of your original academic records. Please note that your original documents will not be returned to you, unless you instruct us in writing to return them via regular mail. IERF accepts no liability related to the loss or damage of documents during mailing.

Payments

Payment in the form of a check (unless requesting a RUSH service), cashier's check, money order or credit card must accompany all applications, and must be payable to IERF.

Overseas payments must be in U.S. dollars and drawn on a United States bank. If payment is being made by a bank draft, an additional $15 processing fee is required.

Required Documentation

IERF General Document Requirements

Be certain that you have all the necessary documents before sending your application, as missing documents will delay the processing of your evaluation.

Also, be sure to read the IERF Country-Specific Requirements section (below), as it provides a more detailed description of the required academic records by country of study.

Please note that IERF requires official academic records. Unofficial student copies will not be accepted, even if they are issued by the school.

Please submit the following:

ORIGINAL Transcripts / Mark Sheets / Examination Certificates / Academic Records indicating courses/subjects, hours of study/units/credits, and grades/marks/examination results, issued in the original language. These must be issued on institutional letterhead and include official signatures and seals. If the hours/units/credits are not included on the academic records, please submit program descriptions/syllabi issued by the institution, where applicable.

ORIGINAL Diplomas / Graduation Certificates / Degree Certificates issued in the original language (indicating that a degree/qualification has been earned or that a program of study has been completed). If the degree was not earned, please indicate so in writing.

Copy of the title page, abstract, table of contents, and first ten pages of the dissertation for the evaluation of doctoral studies

IERF Country-Specific Requirements

Be certain that you have all the necessary documents before sending your application, as missing documents will delay the processing of your evaluation.

This section provides a detailed description of the required academic records by country of study. It is recommended that you first read the IERF General Document Requirements section (above).

Please click here to view any specific document requirements for your country(ies) of study.

Photocopies

Original documents (including translations) must be accompanied by clear, legible and full-sized photocopies (front and back). Otherwise, you will be assessed a $20 fee. Photocopies become the property of IERF.

Translations

Translations must be submitted for all records not officially issued in English. These must be in the same format as the original-language documents, line-by-line, word-for-word, and must be typed. IERF reserves the right to request translations prepared by professional translation services.

In some instances, professional translations are required. Please be sure to check IERF’s Country-Specific Requirements (see section above) for more information.

IERF has negotiated a special discount with University Language Services for our applicants who use their translation services. You can contact them directly through their website to learn more about the discount.

If submitting original translations, please include a set of clear, legible and full-sized photocopies (front and back). Otherwise, you will be assessed a $20 fee. Photocopies become the property of IERF.

Proof of Name

If your name has changed, please submit proof of name change (e.g. copy of a marriage certificate or other legal document, etc.).

Request for Additional Information

Be certain that you have all the necessary documents before sending your application, as missing documents will delay the processing of your evaluation.

Please note that at any time during the evaluation process, IERF reserves the right to request additional documents or that documents be sent directly to IERF by the issuing institution(s). All records received from the institution(s) of study will become the property of IERF and will not be returned to the applicant.

Please submit the requested documentation and/or fees within 4 months. Otherwise, your case will be closed and an $80 fee will be required to re-open your case.

How to Apply

Before you submit your application, please be sure to read our full Terms & Conditions.

We recommend that you have all the necessary documents (as outlined in the Required Documentation section above) before sending your application, as missing documents will delay the processing of your evaluation.

When you are ready to apply, please take advantage of our interactive and user-friendly online application. This facility will guide you step-by-step through the process as well as provide various payment options.

NOTE: THE COMPLETED REPORT WILL BE SENT ELECTRONICALLY TO BYU (ON BEHALF OF ALL CES LOCATIONS). A SECURE MAILING FEE IS NOT NEEDED FOR THE OFFICIAL REPORT FOR BYU. Also, if applying online, be sure to select BYU – Undergraduate as the recipient, as IERF works with a number of departments. This will ensure that your report reaches the correct office.

As an alternative, you may also download the forms below, and mail them to our office:

pdf-iconIERF Application for CES Report
pdf-iconCredit Card Information Form

Contact IERF

For questions, please contact us at ces@ierf.org  or 310.258.9451.

Note that all applicants will receive automatic email notifications whenever there is a change in the status of the application.