Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis - IUPUI
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana,
Internal Number: 296547
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS (IN-INTP-IUINA)
We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.
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The Credentials Evaluator performs a variety of administrative duties related to the initial assessment and review of international applications for admission into Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis, and the maintenance of academic records. Reviews credentials from international high schools, colleges and universities, advanced placement tests, and other college credits to determine if and how they transfer to IU curriculum standards. Performs credential evaluations to equate international qualifications and academic performance with US educational standards by researching international education systems, including accreditation status, by using a variety of both on-line and printed resources. Determines admissibility of applicants, along with scholarship eligibility, after the admission file is complete, and communicates admissions decisions to the applicant. The Credentials Evaluator is responsible for following current business practices to ensure compliance with IUPUI and Department of Homeland Security policies and regulations and is expected to keep current in the field of international credential evaluation practices.
Monitor admissions workflow and processes closely and report to supervisor when issues arise, performs daily quality control review of work completed to ensure evaluations are correct and appropriate admissions decisions have been made and that applicants are coded correctly in university information systems regarding applicant type, admit status, visa status, scholarship award, etc.
Reviews prospective international students' application materials and applies appropriate criteria to determine if they are suitable for admission action; enters information into the appropriate database
Completes route sheets with an overview of candidate's background; checks student's eligibility for degree; profiles institutions candidate has attended.
Calculates candidate's grade point average, explains foreign institution's grading scale; evaluates on candidate's English ability, standardized test scores, and produces transfer credit reports for students ensuring that work done on other campuses appears on IU transcript.
Research foreign educational systems and the accreditation status of international institutions to obtain accreditation, placement, grading equivalencies, and credential information.
Determines admitted student eligibility for visa-enabling documents by reviewing financial statements and passport information.
Forwards information and recommendations to appropriate department and notifies candidate as to status of their application.
Assists with the evaluation of programs where IU students are studying; ensures that these programs are accredited; and notifies students of program status.
Trains and oversees international and/or domestic staff; serves as resource on questions regarding policy and procedures.
Maintains and updates databases on foreign institutions ensuring that information used to evaluate applications is accurate.
Serve as primary contact for international freshmen and transfer applicants about admission requirements, deadlines, scholarship eligibility, program requirements, and application status via phone, in person, e-mail, and automated admission letters.
Responds to phone inquiries for information on process or status of application and assists international and/or domestic students in completing application process.
Serves as a resource to students and university staff concerning international undergraduate admissions evaluations, processes, and procedures.
May provide guidance to other admissions credentials representatives
Responsible for staying current in the foreign credential evaluation field by watching a minimum of six webinars per year, or by reading an equivalent number of on-line evaluation resources and documenting notes on the department's shared U drive.
Attend undergraduate review committee meetings and participate in discussion of factors determining admissibility of applicant.
Other special duties may be assigned.
High school diploma or GED
2 years of office or related experience;
Experience working with complex data and/or records services in a team environment
Proficient communication skills
Maintains a high degree of professionalism
Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
Highly thorough and dependable
Commitment to working with people of diverse backgrounds
Ability to interpret federal, state, and institutional rules and regulations and required procedures associated with compliance required
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
Opportunities for a primarily remote or partially remote work schedule possible after an initial period of in-person onboarding and training.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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New employees will be provided with information regarding Indiana University's COVID-19 vaccine policy, which includes the opportunity to request an exemption. To learn more, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page .
Equal Employment Opportunity
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information .
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About Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis - IUPUI
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.