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AICE & AACRAO: Announcing Strategic Partnership

April 11, 2019

The Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE) Announces Collaboration with The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)

AACRAO and AICE have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on joint research efforts and publications and to uphold the mutual recognition of AICE and AACRAO IESC (International Education Standards Council) standards.

This partnership reflects a dedication to consistent interpretation of educational credentials, partnerships on joint endeavors, promotion of international educational professional development programs, and collaboration on AACRAO conference presentations and AICE Symposia.

“AICE has long been a collaborative partner in the work that we do pertaining to international recognition and placement recommendations.  We are excited to both formalize the collaboration and to continue to find ways to further our work. Now more than ever, the international education community must come together to support our institutions and smooth the path for our students. AICE is a great partner in this endeavor,” Melanie Gottlieb, AACRAO Deputy Director, said.

AACRAO is a non-profit, voluntary, professional association of more than 11,000 higher education professionals who represent approximately 2,600 institutions in more than 40 countries. The association promotes the well-being and advancement of professionals in the higher education community by engaging members in the collaborative pursuit of excellence in admissions, registration, and enrollment services. AACRAO also provides relevant programs, professional development tools, and information resources necessary to chart the course for professional success.

AICE is non-profit national association of credential evaluation service providers approved by the U.S. Department of Education. AICE is at the forefront of establishing standards in credential assessment, and the evaluation reports of its Endorsed Members are widely accepted by U.S. colleges and universities, state and local government personnel departments, licensing boards, and other entities. AICE Endorsed Members produce evaluation reports based on expert research that are used by foreign-trained individuals for employment, further education, licensure or immigration purposes.

“We are pleased with our partnership with AACRAO as it aligns with AICE’s core mission of collaborating with organizations committed to upholding standards on many fronts that can be beneficial to our members offering them greater insight to make more informed decisions on international education credentials,“ says Jasmin Saidi-Kuehnert, President of AICE. “AACRAO brings a wealth of experience, credibility, and strategic thinking that complements our approach,” she adds.

The AACRAO and AICE partnership will develop strategies to advocate for international education and advance international credential evaluation as a profession at both the state and federal levels.