Official Course Descriptions FAQs

Why do I have to submit official course descriptions?

Official course descriptions are used in determining class content, the number of credit hours per week, and if classes meet on a semester or year-long basis.

Do I have to submit course descriptions for all of my courses?

Yes. Course descriptions must be submitted for all courses, including engineering, math, science, and non-engineering.

Do the official course descriptions have to be sent directly from the school?

You may send your course descriptions, catalogs, and/or syllabi as long as they are published by the university. If the documents do not have verification of university publication, they must be officially attested/verified as a true copy by the appropriate school authority or be sent directly to NCEES by the institution.

How do I submit copies of my official course descriptions?

Course descriptions that are submitted by the applicant must be sent electronically in PDF format as an attachment to a help ticket within MyNCEES. Be sure to select Education Evaluation and Course Descriptions in the subject title when submitting your help ticket.

Do my official course descriptions have to be provided in English?

Yes. If official documents cannot be provided in English, a translation from a certified translation company is required.

Do you have a sample of course descriptions that I can review?

Yes. Sample course descriptions are available here.

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