International students who are completing their application for universities or colleges in Southern or Northern California have probably come across the instructions that advise them to get their foreign-language documents translated into English. Colleges and universities often want a certified translation of academic records, degrees, and supplementary documents such as letters of recommendation and financial statements. They often need to have a word-for-word translation and do not accept summaries.
Official Translations for Undergraduate Admissions
Schools that offer 2 and 4-year degrees often expect international candidates to provide a copy of their transcripts and certificates earned plus their certified English translations. While they review the application they go through the candidates’ academic background to assess their strengths and determine whether they are likely to succeed in their program. CACFTI can translate academic documents for international students who are looking to apply to undergraduate programs in the United States. UCLA and USC are two institutions that offer various undergraduate programs. They take students from California, other states, and abroad. If you want to present your high school diploma and transcripts to the admissions office of an educational institution in the United States, please contact us.
Official Translations for Graduate Admissions
Graduate schools in the United States usually ask international applicants to provide a copy of their transcripts and undergraduate degrees earned in their home country along with its certified translation. They sometimes want to see a list of the courses they completed or a short description of the courses. They want to make sure that the international candidates they admit to their programs have studied the same material as the applicants who have completed their degrees in the United States.
Certified Translations for PhD Candidates
International students who have earned their undergraduate and graduate degrees in a non-English speaking country might be asked to provide a copy of their academic documents and their certified translations. PhD programs are usually more competitive and as such require applicants to submit supplementary documents such as research papers, resumes, and letters of recommendation. Students who are hoping to pursue a PhD in the United States might need to get many documents translated. Please email us all the documents you need to have translated into English for a quote.
Professional Translations for Degree Evaluations
Some schools require international applicants to get their degrees evaluated. They do not review the academic records of international candidates. Rather they rely on degree evaluation companies to determine whether the degrees earned abroad are equivalent to the ones in the United States. Companies that evaluate degrees sometimes want international applicants to provide the certified translations of their academic documents. We can provide a certified translation of your academic documents so you can submit them to the evaluation company you have in mind. If you have their exact requirements, please forward the information to us.
What to Expect
When you contact us about our certified translations for your academic documents you can expect excellent customer support, high-quality translations, and quick turnaround times. You can expect to receive a translation that bears our official seal and is attached to our certification. We have translated many documents for high schools, colleges, and universities.
You do not have to submit the original documents. You can hold on to the original copy and send us a scanned copy. We would suggest that you send us your documents translated as soon as possible to avoid paying rush fee. If the school needs us to mail translations to them directly, please provide the correct mailing address.
Please keep in mind that schools usually have their own specific requirements. Some schools might require the translation to be completed by a member of ATA. If that is the case for the school you are applying to please let us know.
Our Experience in Academic Translations
California Center for Translation & Interpretation (CACFTI) has translated many documents for foreigners who have applied to universities around the country. Many universities in California and other parts of the country admit dozens of international candidates every year. If you are working on a college admissions application and need your academic documents translated and certified, please do not hesitate to reach out. All documents can be scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote. We look forward to helping you with the translation of your academic records and degrees into English. We understand that you have worked very hard to obtain a degree in your home country and expect an accurate translation that you can present to prospective schools or evaluation companies.