General Assessment Report
The General Assessment Report is our most popular type of report (also known as a document-by-document assessment). This report describes the education completed and suggests the comparable level in Ontario/Canada for each credential. This type of report is the one most commonly required by employers.
If you are unsure which type of Assessment Report would be best for you, we recommend starting with a General Assessment Report. If you require a comprehensive report later, you can request an upgrade.
Secondary School Comprehensive Assessment Report
This report describes the senior secondary education completed outside Canada and suggests the comparable level of education in Ontario/Canada. This report also provides a list of all courses/subjects completed at a level comparable to the grade 12 level in Ontario/Canada with the comparable credit values and grades. This type of report is the one most commonly required for admission to a postsecondary program.
Postsecondary Comprehensive Assessment Report (also known as a postsecondary course-by-course assessment)
This report describes the postsecondary (college/university) education completed outside Canada and, for each credential, suggests the comparable level in Ontario/Canada. The report also provides a list of courses/subjects completed with the comparable credit values and grades.
Secondary and Postsecondary Comprehensive Assessment Report
This report combines the Secondary School Comprehensive Assessment Report and the Postsecondary Comprehensive Assessment Report (see above). This report describes the education completed, suggests the comparable level in Ontario/Canada and provides a list of senior secondary and postsecondary courses/subjects completed with the comparable credit values and grades.
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Upgrades and Updates
If you have already received an ICAS Assessment Report, you can add a qualification to your report or upgrade your General Report to a Comprehensive Report.
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ICAS sends reports by regular mail unless you request delivery by courier. If you are submitting original documents, ICAS encourages you to select, and pay for, courier service so that your original documents can be returned with the Assessment Report.
In Canada: $25
To USA: $35
ICAS will not return original documents by regular mail without your permission. If you would like your original documents to be returned by regular mail with your completed Assessment Report, please provide signed, written authorization.
The assessment fee includes one original Assessment Report. Extra original reports may be requested.
Fee: $30 each
ICAS will send to you, or a third party, an unofficial electronic copy of your Assessment Report by e-mail. The electronic copy will allow you to preview your Assessment Report before you receive the original report.
Electronic Transmission to ontariocolleges.ca
ICAS can send your official Assessment Report directly to ontariocolleges.ca (also known as Ontario College Application Service or OCAS). ontariocolleges.ca will then send this report to all the colleges to which you have applied. ICAS strongly recommends this for anyone applying for admission to colleges in Ontario.
Additional Report for the USA
Two reports will be issued — one that compares your education to the Ontario/Canadian system and one that compares it to the US system.
Please note that ICAS can only prepare US Reports for applicants currently living in Canada. Applicants who live outside Canada should contact an American organization which is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc.
Reports in both English and French
If documents and/or translations are provided in both English and French, ICAS will issue two reports (one in English and one in French).
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Administrative Services and Fees
If your file is more than two years old, a file reactivation fee applies. You may also need to resubmit your documents in accordance with ICAS’s current documentation requirements.
If you disagree with the outcome of your Assessment Report, you may submit an appeal.
Detailed information about the appeal process is available in our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
Fee: $200 (ICAS returns this fee if the appeal is successful.)
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