Hello, I am Faiz and I will be graduating from Ashoka University, Sonepat, India in May 2021. I just submitted my report for a course-by-course WES evaluation for my undergraduate transcript which is a Bachelor’s in Arts (Economics Honours) program to be completed in three years. The universities I am hoping to apply for in US/Canada require me to have a “Bachelor’s degree” on the WES report (either three or four).
The issue I am facing is that only those Indian universities is equivalent to a 4-year US Bachelor’s degree if the university is accredited ‘A’ by NAAC. However, my university is not old enough to have accreditation by NAAC, even though it enjoys a celebrated reputation and is recognized by UGC. The question is if this undergraduate degree would be shown equivalent to which of the following for Canadian/US equivalency:
- Bachelor’s (three years)
- Bachelor’s (four years)
- Three years of undergraduate study
The first two equivalency would be perfectly fine, however, if it shows “three years of undergraduate study” as Canadian/US equivalency, I wouldn’t be able to apply for the universities I want. I am guessing it should be equivalent to a Bachelor’s (three years) at least. I also did a summer abroad from the London School of Economics, United Kingdom, taking two courses, the transcript for which I have sent to WES. I am just afraid it will show “three years of undergraduate study” since my university is not accredited by NAAC (although it is by UGC). I tried using the WES Degree Equivalency Tool but it doesn’t have my university in its list, although it did pop up during my application to WES.
I would request you to please answer my concern. Your help will be much appreciated.