ECE’s order processing time is an average of 3-5 business days from the date we receive all required information. Processing time can vary and does not include delivery time, weekends, or holidays.

If you have a deadline, ECE offers 5-Business Day Rush Service in the online application. More information is available on the Services and Fees page of this website.
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New Zealand

Paper Documents
  • Can be submitted to ECE either by the applicant OR directly by the issuing body.
  • Please do not send multiple copies of the same document.

Electronic Documents

Acceptable methods:
  1. Send your documents through trusted Electronic Document Services
    • For example: Electronic Transcript Exchange (ETX), ETX-NG, Digitary, my eQuals, TrueCopy,  World Document Services, or Worldwide Transcripts etc.
  2. Have your institution send the secure electronic documents directly to from the institutional portal or from a publicly verifiable email address of the institution.
    • Please ask the institution to include your name and ECE reference number.
    • Acceptance is not guaranteed, as we must review all documents on a case-by-case basis.
    • Please do not send or forward the documents yourself.

If you have questions, please read our FAQ for information about submitting documents, or Contact Us . Please do not email questions to which is for document submission only.

Language of Documents1: English

Secondary (High School)
If you completed post-secondary (university) level study, it is generally not necessary to submit high school level documents. Ask your U.S. institution if an evaluation of your high school documents is needed.
Required Documents
Type of Document
  1. NCEA Record of Achievement

  1. School Certificate, Sixth Form Certificate, and/or Higher School Certificate (if you attended school before NCEA was implemented)
  • Original2

Post-Secondary (University)
Required Documents
Type of Document
  1. Diploma / degree
  • Include any National Certificates and Diplomas, if applicable
  • Photocopy or Scan (both sides of the document)
  1. Transcript / grade report / academic record
  • Official Document issued in a Sealed Envelope3
  • If the institution you studied at participates in My eQuals, please log in to the My eQuals platform and share your official documents electronically with ECE.

If an official transcript / grade report is not available because your master’s or doctoral program did not have coursework, you must instead submit an official degree confirmation issued in a sealed envelope, with thesis title, if available.

Updated 05/10/22


Contact our Customer Service if you have any questions.

1Language of Documents:

  • Submit English translations for all documents issued in a foreign language.
  • Translations can be submitted to ECE by mail or email.
  • You may prepare the translations yourself, as long as they are complete, literal, word-for-word, and in the same format as the original document.

2Original Document:

  • Can be mailed to ECE by the applicant.
  • Usually issued with the letterhead of the institution, has an original seal and/or signature.
  • Photocopies, notarized copies, faxes, or scans are not considered original documents.
  • Original documents sent by the applicant will be returned with the completed evaluation report. 

3Issued in a Sealed Envelope:

  • Must be an original or an attested copy with an original institutional seal and signature. The attested copy should be issued and signed/stamped by the same office that issues original documents. Notarized copies are not acceptable.
  • The envelope should be sealed by the issuing body with a seal, stamp, or signature of an official on the back side flap closure.
  • Can be mailed to ECE either by the applicant OR directly by the issuing body, but must remain sealed.

Incomplete Documentation:

  • If you submit insufficient documentation, we will contact you.

Report Type:

  • We will prepare the type of report that you order as explained in the Terms and Conditions of the application form.
  • Submit course descriptions (syllabus, prospectus, etc.) for the following report type:
    • Subject Analysis (Specific arrangements must be made between ECE and the U.S. institution before this type of report can be prepared.)