A credential evaluation is a report that "translates" the grades that you earned in your home country to equivalent US-based grades and also that evaluates your school records for authenticity. All international applicants for undergraduate programs at UNC Charlotte must have these evaluations done, with a course-by-course evaluation.
Grades are different around the world, and it's not always clear if the grade you received is considered to be excellent, good, average, fair, or poor. The awarding of grades also varies by country, and the credential evaluator takes into account what your grade means in your home country...if it is a good grade there, it should be considered a good grade here.
In the US educational system, we know that a 4.0 scale uses the 4.0 as an "A," or an excellent grade. As part of the credential evaluation, each of your grades will be assigned a value on the 4.0 scale after professional review. You will also be given an overall, or cumulative, grade point average (GPA), which is the common measure for US grades. This will allow our admissions office to compare your academic performance to the admission standards here at UNC Charlotte.
Our international undergraduate admissions office accepts credential evaluation reports from only specific companies -- please be sure to use one the companies listed on their website.