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It’s that time of year again – credential evaluation!

Here’s what incoming students need to know about the academic verification process for the MPP, MIA, MDS and Executive MPA.

If you’re a new student enrolled in the 2021 fall semester, you might’ve already heard about credential evaluation or seen it in our admissions checklist. But what exactly is it? Keep reading to learn more about the credential evaluation process for the MPP, MIA, MDS and Executive MPA programmes, why we ask for your academic documents, and how you can complete this step!

What is credential evaluation?

You've already submitted digital copies of your university transcripts and diplomas when you initially applied. Now we just have to verify these alongside the original or certified copies.

Why is it important?

Credential evaluation is a required step in the enrolment process that ensures the information we’ve received is authentic, and that you fulfil the requirement of having completed at least a bachelor's degree prior to beginning a master’s programme at the Hertie School. Here’s how it works:

We’ll notify you once the process is complete and your documents are ready to be picked up again!

The deadline to submit all documents for verification is 3 September 2021 for MPP, MIA, MDS and Executive MPA students. If your university isn’t able to make your official documents available to you on time, do request an official statement from your university confirming that you have indeed completed all requirements for your previous degree. Send this statement to us via any of the options listed above.

If you have any questions about the credential evaluation process, don’t hesitate to reach out to Kassandra Valles at valles[at]hertie-school[dot]org and Sigo Riemer at riemer[at]hertie-school[dot]org.

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  • Kassandra Valles, Associate Student Admissions, Recruitment and Admissions

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