About us

Park is a leading provider of foreign education equivalency evaluations for use in immigration, continuing education, and professional licensing. Law firms, corporations, universities, professional licensing boards, and individual clients trust us to perform academic, work experience, and professional position evaluations. Our evaluation staff consists of university professors, admissions officers, international student advisors, registrars, and other international education experts. Park has a broad range of experts available in an all specialties. Park's evaluators are supported by an active research staff and comprehensive reference materials. Our evaluations are recognized by universities, professional licensing boards, government agencies and educational institutions.

Evaluations

Academic Equivalency Evaluation

Park’s evaluators analyze the foreign educational credentials of the candidate. Our evaluators determine the American equivalent level of education, as well as the field of specialization, to arrive at an accurate assessment of academic standing. Academic evaluations take into account the realities of the international educational system, the value of the school attended, credit hours completed, the topic and quality of the courses attended, and grades earned.

Work-Experience Evaluation

We assess employment experience as it may be equivalent to academic achievement standards in the United States. Our professors and evaluation experts look at how training, intra-office/position progression, and overall employment duties filled by the candidate contribute to a positive resume analysis. Our evaluations are prepared in accordance with USCIS regulations. Park’s evaluators have the authority to grant university-level credits based on work experience.

In order to produce a work-experience evaluation, we require the following:

A thorough resume detailing specific jobs held, names of employers, dates of employment, and responsibilities of the positions held.

Reference letters from previous employers verifying all details of the employment mentioned in the resume.

All academic records, including university Transcripts, diplomas and English translations

Course By Course Evaluation

At Park, the course by course evaluation is our most comprehensive academic evaluation. In addition to equating credentials with their US equivalent, all courses taken are described; grades are recorded and then calculated toward comprehensive Grade-Point-Average Totals coherent with the academic style of universities in the United States.

In order to produce a course-by-course evaluation, we require the following:

All academic records, including diplomas, transcripts, and postgraduate degrees

Expert Letters

Expert Opinion Letters

The term ‘Expert Letter’ is a broad term, defined as any evaluation performed by an independent expert/professor. While the function of these letters can be customized, these letters most frequently include the evaluation of academic/experiential credentials, ‘Specialty Occupation’ determinations and evaluations of candidates in the context of specific specialized visa categories. Over the years, Park has consistently built up its network of consulting experts that are able to provide these unbiased letters. Today, our network includes more than 250 experts in a variety of fields including, but not limited to the following:

Computer Science Mechanical Engineering  Chemistry Graphic Design
Business Administration Electronics Engineering Biology Medicine
Finance Industrial Engineering Mathematics Nursing
Management Supply Chain Management Law Physical Education
Marketing Hotel Management Fashion Design Construction Management

Experience Expert Letter

The Experience Expert Letter is an evaluation from an independent expert, typically a college professor, that can be based exclusively on experiential credentials or on a combination of academic/experiential credentials. Our team will assign the evaluation to an appropriate expert in a field directly related to the candidate’s experience. Our professors look at how training, intra-office/position progression, and overall employment duties filled by the candidate equate to academic credit based on USCIS standards. These letters will be accompanied by the evaluating expert’s credentials which will typically include their resume and proof that that they have the authority to grant university-level credits based on experience.

In order to produce an Experience Expert Letter, we require the following:

A thorough resume detailing specific jobs held, names of employers, dates of employment, and responsibilities of the positions held.

Reference letters from previous employers verifying all details of the employment mentioned in the resume.

All academic records, including university transcripts, diplomas and English translations

Position Evaluation

The Position Evaluation Expert Letter is not an evaluation of a particular candidate, but rather an evaluation of a professional position to ascertain the industry standard academic prerequisites to fill such a position and whether a given position qualifies as a ‘Specialty Occupation’. Further, Park Industry Experts emphasize the core components of Bachelor's or Master's Degrees that are often times found to be prerequisites for such a position within the United States. Park's Professional Opinion Reports help immigration officers to gain a grasp on specific technical positions - and how they correspond to educational backgrounds, corporate divisions, and occupational fields.

In order to produce a professional position report/evaluation, we require the following documents:

An employment summary detailing the position's title, individual and managerial responsibilities, and the requirements for obtaining the position

An employer summary including a short history, description, and details of the size of the company, including annual revenues and quantity of employees.

A reference letter from the employer attesting to the basic facts of the employment summary

Integrated Report

An Integrated Report is an expert opinion letter that is essentially a combination of an Experience Expert Letter and a Position Evaluation.

In order to produce an Integrated Report, we require the following documents:

A thorough resume detailing specific jobs held, names of employers, dates of employment, and responsibilities of the positions held.

Reference letters from previous employers verifying all details of the employment mentioned in the resume.

All academic records, including university transcripts, diplomas and English translations.

An employment summary detailing the position's title, individual and managerial responsibilities, and the requirements for obtaining the position.

An employer summary including a short history, description, and details of the size of the company, including annual revenues and quantity of employees.

A reference letter from the employer attesting to the basic facts of the employment summary.

Specialty Expert Letters

Park's Specialty Expert Letters are thorough and unbiased assessments of talent, typically produced in support of extraordinary-ability aliens, outstanding researchers, national-interest waivers, labor certifications, and O-1 cases. Experienced Park Experts and evaluators delineate specific points that UCSIS officers often depend on for positive assessments. Our Expert Letters contain detailed information about the candidate and explain his or her unique talents and technical achievements, delineating all awards, recognized publications, and other relevant information. These comprehensive letters are performed by recognized industry leaders.

In order to produce an expert opinion letter, we require the following documents:

A thorough resume detailing specific jobs held, names of employers, dates of employment, and responsibilities of the positions held.

Reference letters from previous employers verifying all details of the employment mentioned in the resume.

All academic records, including diplomas, transcripts, and postgraduate degrees.

Additional reference letters from industry colleagues.

Copies of all relevant publications and conference presentations.

A list of any and all industry association memberships as well as any honors or awards.

A list of any and all industry association memberships as well as any honors or awards.

Translations

Diplomas, transcripts and resumes need to be translated to and from English with an understanding of both coursework and employment experience. Our experts and linguists produce these translations with ease and accuracy. Further, Park has an extensive translation department that is capable of translating complex legal contracts, documents for international arbitration, patents and more.

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Schedule of Rates

General Reports
Standard (3 day) Next Day Same Day
Academic $ 80 $ 135 $ 170
Experience (IT related experience) $ 225 $ 315 $ 375
Course by Course $ 250 $ 300 $ 400*
Specialized Reports
Standard (5 day) 3 Day (Rush) Next Day
Experience Expert Letter $ 475 $ 575 $ 750*
Position Evaluation $ 525 $ 625 $ 750*
Integrated Report $ 625 $ 725 $ 875*
Expert Opinion Letters for L, O, I-140 & EB Please call for estimates
Translations Please call/email for estimate

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Application Instructions

Submit required documentation to us via email (eval@parkeval.com) or fax (212-581-8875) along with an application form. As we provide multiple types of evaluation services, please reference our website for the required documentation for the specific type of evaluation that you are requesting.

Notes:

1. For ‘individual’ clients without a corporate account, a prepayment form will be required prior to initiating any case. If you are unable to figure out the amount for your service, please contact us.

2. Cases received after 1PM EST will be considered as having been received the following business day for the purposes of calculating turnaround time.

3. For large volume corporate clients, the application form can be considered to be optional, assuming that the relevant data is included with your request. Relevant data is defined as the service requested as well as the candidate’s full legal name in the following format: Mr/Ms LASTNAME, First Name

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