Welcome to the AACRAO Electronic Database for Global Education (EDGE), a web-based resource for the evaluation of foreign educational credentials. Ultimately every educational system in the world will be included as an EDGE profile. The database currently includes educational system profiles and is being expanded regularly and updated as educational systems change.

Each EDGE educational system profile includes:

  • An overview describing the educational history of the country.
  • An educational ladder or ladders to reflect changes in the educational structure
  • Grading system(s)
  • Sample credentials
  • Placement recommendations
  • List of postsecondary institutions
  • Resources used to develop the profile
  • Author biography and notes
  • Glossary — when applicable

The AACRAO EDGE is a dynamic resource for evaluating foreign credentials. The web format enables updating and revision as needed.

Annual Subscription Rates

  • $495 for Member Institutions (includes two user accounts - additional user accounts may be purchased for $60)
  • $680 for Non-member Institutions (includes two user accounts - additional user accounts may be purchased for $90)
  • $2200 for Corporate Members (includes five user accounts - additional user accounts may be purchased for $80)
  • $3300 for Corporate Non-members (includes five user accounts - additional user accounts may be purchased for $110)
  • $1000 for Law firms (includes five user accounts - additional user accounts may be purchased for $100)
  • $60 per user for Government Agencies

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Educational Systems Available

* indicates archived country study available

American SamoaAndorraAngolaAnguilla
Antigua and BarbudaArgentina*Armenia*Aruba
BahamasBahrain*Bailiwick of GuernseyBailiwick of Jersey
Bolivia*Bologna ProcessBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswana*
Brazil*British Indian Ocean TerritoryBruneiBulgaria*
Burkina Faso*Burundi*CambodiaCameroon*
Canada: AlbertaCanada: British ColumbiaCanada: ManitobaCanada: New Brunswick
Canada: Newfoundland and LabradorCanada: Northwest TerritoriesCanada: Nova ScotiaCanada: Nunavut
Canada: OntarioCanada: Prince Edward IslandCanada: QuebecCanada: Saskatchewan
Canada: YukonCape Verde*Cayman IslandsCentral African Republic*
ComorosCongo*Congo, Democratic Republic of the*Costa Rica*
Cote ?IvoireCroatiaCuba*Cyprus*
Czech Republic*Denmark*DjiboutiDominica
Dominican Republic*East TimorEcuador*Egypt*
El Salvador*Equatorial GuineaEritreaEstonia*
EthiopiaEuropeFalkland IslandsFaroe Islands
Fiji Islands*FinlandFrance*French Guiana
French PolynesiaGabon*Gambia (The)Georgia*
Haiti*Honduras*Hong Kong SAR, China*Hungary*
IcelandIndia*Indonesia*Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Iraq*IrelandIsle of ManIsrael*
Kazakhstan*Kenya*Kiribati*Korea (Republic of (South Korea))
Korea, Democratic Peoples Republic of (North Korea)Kosovo*Kuwait*Kyrgyzstan*
LuxembourgMacau SAR, ChinaMacedoniaMadagascar
MaltaMarshall IslandsMartiniqueMauritania*
Namibia*NauruNepalNetherlands Antilles
Netherlands*New CaledoniaNew Zealand*Nicaragua*
Niger*Nigeria*Niue*North America
PalauPanama*Papua New Guinea*Paraguay*
Peru*Philippines*Pitcairn IslandPoland*
PortugalPuerto RicoQatar*Reunion
Romania*Russia*Rwanda*Saint Helena
Saint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and The Grenadines
SamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi Arabia*
Sierra LeoneSingapore*Slovakia*Slovenia*
Solomon IslandsSomaliaSouth Africa*South America
South Georgia and The South Sandwich IslandsSpain*Sri Lanka*Sudan*
Syrian Arab Republic*Taiwan, PRCTajikistan*Tanzania*
Thailand*Togo*Tonga*Trinidad and Tobago*
Tunisia*Turkey*TurkmenistanTurks and Caicos Islands
UgandaUkraine*United Arab Emirates*United Kingdom*
United States Minor Outlying IslandsUnited States of America*Uruguay*Uzbekistan*
VanuatuVatican City (Holy See)Venezuela*Vietnam*
Virgin Islands (British)Virgin Islands USYemen Arab Republic*Yugoslavia*

We solicit subscriber participation in this updating process. Should you discover new information on a country's educational system we ask you to send that information to us at edge@aacrao.org for inclusion in EDGE. If you have original, verified authentic documents, please send such records to us so that we might build the image files of sample credentials. (We will of course preserve privacy by removing student identification information.) We look to subscribers to assist us in making EDGE a valuable and useful resource.