Secondary Credentials Required
Original* or official** Certification of Results for all secondary examinations, including Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE), Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE), International/General Certificate of Secondary Education (I/GCSE), General Certificate of Education AS- and A-level exams.
If you have completed one or more years of post-secondary study, you typically do not need to submit secondary school documents for evaluations. Please see the Post-secondary Credentials Required section below.
Post-secondary Credentials Required
Original* or official** academic transcript / grade report and clear, legible copy of diploma / degree certificate
Any document not in English must be accompanied by a complete, precise, word-for-word English translation. English translations may be done yourself or by any language translation agency or university language department. You may submit copies of translations as they will not be returned to students.
One Earth evaluates original* or official copies** of academic documents. We will not accept photocopies, faxed, scanned or notarized copies of academic documents except when the authenticity of the credentials can be directly verified by the issuing institution, examination board or ministry.
*Original documents refer to first-issue credentials in your possession issued by the awarding institution, examination board or ministry on official letterhead and bearing original ink stamp(s) / signature(s) of the appropriate official(s). Original documents can be returned to students upon completion of the evaluation report. Original credentials must be submitted with our certification of authenticity.
**Official copies refer to credentials attested (copied/stamped) by the awarding institution, examination board or ministry and placed in a sealed envelope with a seal, stamp or signature across the seal. Official copies can be mailed to One Earth directly by the issuing body or given to you to submit to us, but the envelope must remain sealed. One Earth does not return sealed envelope documents.
One Earth does not evaluate non-academic occupational or trade qualifications.
One Earth reserves the right to contact your institution, examining board or educational authorities to verify the authenticity of your documents. If your documents are found to be altered, fabricated or otherwise inauthentic, they will not be returned, no evaluation report will be issued, no refund is given and all appropriate authorities will be notified.