Credential Evaluation Terms and Conditions学历认证条款
Applying for each of our credential evaluation services implies agreeing to all of the following terms
CREDENTIAL EVALUATION TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Processing Time 处理时间
Standard Services 标准服务（不加急）:
The standard processing time for China Credential Services evaluations is 5 business days from the day the application form, all required documents and fees are received by China Credential Services.
Rush Services 加急服务:
We also offer rush 1- and 3-business day processing for an extra fee.
General evaluation reports without a GPA include free 3- and 1-day processing if being sent to an immigration lawyer or firm. Immigration/visa General evaluation reports without a GPA also offer same-day processing for orders placed before 12 pm for an extra fee.
签证/移民学历认证（综述非GPA报告）包括免费3个或1个工作日处理 – 如该学历认证报告寄往移民律师或移民律师所。签证/移民学历认证还提供当天处理服务（当天服务只限于中午12点前的订单提交）。当天处理服务另收费。
Report Delivery 报告寄送
Our evaluation reports are delivered on secure watermarked paper or via a password-protected electronic product delivered securely via a web link in PDF format, accompanied by PDF copies of evaluated documents. Both the paper and the electronic reports can be accessed online for 2 months after issue. After expiration, online access can be extended at any time for an additional period of 2 months.
Required Documents 需提供的材料
See our documentation requirements here: http://www.chinacredentialservices.com/services/credential-evaluation/required-documents/.
Evaluations require complete documentation for all education completed in China.
If you wish for a portion of your education not to be evaluated, please, indicate so on the application.
But once we prepare a report without a credential, adding this credential to an evaluation will require a new report and a full evaluation fee.
If a portion of foreign education was completed in a foreign country other than China, we recommend that you email or call us prior to ordering an evaluation to confirm that we are able to evaluate all of your documents.
An evaluation will not begin until all required documents have been submitted.
We reserve the right to request additional documentation at any point during the evaluation process. 我们
Altered or Fraudulent Documents 资料伪造或变更情况
If altered or fraudulent documents are submitted for evaluation, the evaluation will be canceled with no refund, and all designated recipients of evaluation report will be notified, along with the relevant authorities and other evaluation services.
In cases when we suspect the photocopies of documents submitted for evaluation to be altered or fraudulent, China Credential Services reserves the right to put the evaluation on hold and request verification reports from CDGDC or CHSI (CHESICC). If no such reports are submitted, China Credential Services reserves the right to cancel the evaluation with no refund.
Electronic Copies of Documents VS Authenticated Documents 报告依据（电子副本或教育部认证报告）
To expedite processing, China Credential Services prepares reports based only on electronic copies of documents (for Reports based on Electronic Copies of Documents) and electronic copies of documents and authentication reports (for Reports based on Authenticated Documents). We are unable to accept faxes, originals or paper copies by mail.
Reports based on Electronic Copies of Documents are prepared without authentication.
When a third party orders an evaluation based on electronic copies, we analyze the copies of documents for characteristic features before producing an evaluation report and will inform the customer if any irregularities are found, even though we are unable to authenticate documents based on Electronic Copies.
When an individual orders an evaluation based on electronic copies, we reserve the right to request CDGDC or CHSI verification reports if any irregularities are discovered. No refund would be issued for evaluations that can not be completed due to document irregularities if no verification reports can be provided, regardless of reason. No refunds would be issued in cases of suspected altered or fraudulent documents.
If you have any doubts regarding the authenticity of documents submitted to you by a prospective student or employee, we suggest that you opt for an Evaluation Report based on Authenticated Documents, which would require the person whose documents are being evaluated to submit extra electronic documentation, but this option will guarantee that the evaluation is prepared based on authentic documents.
Reports based on Authenticated Documents are based on electronic copies of documents AND electronic copies of authentication/verification reports issued by CDGDC and/or CHSI.
China Credential Services verifies those authentication reports prior to preparing an evaluation.
We do NOT require translations for General reports (with or without a GPA).
Translations are required only for Course-by-Course and Catalog Match reports. Translations do NOT have to be official, certified or notarized. An applicant or their representative may prepare the translations themselves, as long as the translations are typed (not handwritten), accurate and prepared in the same exact order and format as the documents in Chinese. We reserve the right to reject translations that do not satisfy those requirements.
Acceptance of China Credential Services Evaluation Reports 认证报告“流动性”
Before placing an order, the applicants or their representatives are strongly advised to confirm with the third parties to which they intend to submit the evaluation that the evaluation reports prepared and issued by China Credential Services are acceptable and sufficient to satisfy the requirements for foreign credential evaluation.
China Credential Services makes no guarantees that our reports would be accepted by any third party. Third party institutions or organizations make their own determination on whether to accept China Credential Services reports.
Our reports are advisory and are not binding for any institution or organization. Evaluation reports prepared by China Credential Services are not a guarantee of any individual’s admissibility, employability or eligibility of any sort. We also are unable to guarantee transferability of any course work reported on our evaluations.
We assume no responsibility for how our evaluations are utilized by other parties, or for any outcome – positive or negative – of judgments and decisions based fully or in part on the results of our evaluations.
Equivalence Judgments and Policies 认证结果和政策
Our evaluations represent the professional judgment of China Credential Services, and are based on the latest research in the field of comparative education and the best information available at the time the evaluations are prepared. We reserve the right to amend our judgments as new information becomes available, or following changes within the Chinese or US educational systems, as they come into effect.
This means that we may be unable to issue copies of previously completed reports when the new information affects the results of the evaluation, or that a later judgment may differ from a judgment made prior to the new information becoming available.
China Credential Services will refund all fees if a report is canceled before it is finalized, retaining a $50 processing fee, except in cases of suspected altered or fraudulent documents, in which case no report would be prepared and no refund would be issued.
We will issue no refunds for completed reports.
If you believe that an evaluation report contains an erroneous judgement, please contact us at email@example.com listing the reference number of the evaluation report in question and your concerns for a review of the results of the evaluation.
Please note that a request for revision is not a guarantee that the results of the evaluation will be changed. We will issue a revised report free of charge only if an error is found. Otherwise, you will receive a follow-up response explaining our evaluation judgement in detail.