Interamerican University International Network System
The InterAmerican University Credential Evaluation Program allows
the analysis and the evaluation of all personal, academic and
professional experiences, and their later conversion in credit
units applicable towards the U.S. university system. It is,
therefore, of an official recognition of the merits accumulated
by a specific candidate that could lead to the achievement of
a higher education degree, either in a direct way or by means
of a tailored made course program.
The credits can be granted by different concepts:
· Personal Experience
· Work Experience
· Professional Experience
· Military Training
· Professional Training
· Approved university Courses
· Corporate Training
· Seminars, Courses, Workshops, etc.
· Independent Research
· Independent Personal Study
· Professional Affiliations
· General Courses
By means of this program, any candidate is eligible to regularize
his university status and to conform a file in which there appear
all those credits granted either by his/her previous experiences,
or by academic, professional or personal experience.
The Credential Evaluation program allows the candidate to complete
his/her career in the smallest possible time, either on campus
or at a distance, once the Evaluation Committee has concluded
the verification of the Portfolio has pronounced itself on the
total quantity of authorized credits.
From that moment on, the candidate can alternatively opt for:
1. Carry out a project-research paper in accordance with the
Director of the Program.
2. Follow the required courses in order to complete the number
of credits needed for the chosen career (in case he/she needs
to gain more credit units).
3. Carry out the corresponding degree assignments and exams.
Fill out the Preliminary Form or the Official Form, and include
four (4) pictures passport size.
1. PREPARATION OF A PERSONAL PORTFOLIO
Summary of evidences of all own achievements, including descriptions,
forms, diplomas, certificates, letters, pictures, photocopies,
etc. All of it, according to the policies and regulations
set forth by the University itself in the corresponding forms.
2. PROFESSIONAL SELF-EVALUATION
Personal analysis of the acquired professional achievements
throughout the different working periods and that can be summarized
on punctual answers -with a minimum of 200 words for chapter
- covering the following aspects:
ITEMIZED DESCRIPTION OF HIS/HER CURRENT PROFESSIONAL PROFILE.
RELEVANCE OF HIS/HER POSITION BEFORE THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITY
SPECIFIC DESCRIPTION OF HIS/HER DUTIES AND PROFESSIONAL COMMITTMENTS
INTRODUCTION OF HIS/HER PROFESSIONAL SECTOR
3. RESEARCH PAPER. The Research Paper always constitutes an
indispensable requirement in this type of programs, so that
the candidate can evidence his/her capacity for research:
Hypothesis formulation, data collection, analysis, development,
contrast and elaboration of conclusions, within the given
professional environment. The University has a manual of instructions
with the necessary materials.
Classification of Experiences Suitable for Validation into
Units of Credit
1. Many of the skills used professionally in everyday WORK
habitually constitute study matters at university level, for
example: typewriting, filing and reporting, shorthand, accounting,
inventory control, financial administration, military strategy,
computer programming and operation, editing, planning, sales,
real state appraisal and many others.
2. HOME Maintenance, organization and family budget, children's
education, child psychology, nutritional planning, etc.
3. COMMUNITY SERVICE
Services to the community, participation in political campaigns,
assistanship services, religious organizations, etc.
Courses and company workshops seminars, symposia, congresses,
conferences, certifications of professional competence, etc.
Study trips, exchange programs, stay abroad, professional
6. RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES AND INTERESTS
Musical talents, general artistic ability (theater, painting,
sculpture, etc.), poetry, design, oratorical, marine or air
pilot licenses, etc.
7. READINGS OR PERSONAL WORKS
Personal study on different subjects in which the candidate
has not been exposed to an exam or control for the grant of
8. ENCOUNTERS AND DEBATES WITH EXPERTS
Professional relationship with authorities in certain matters,
participation in combined projects, etc.
9. CREATION/INCORPORATION OF COMPANIES, PROFESSIONAL OFFICES,
Know How acquired in the setting up to companies, professional
offices, or organizations of any type.
10. EXTRAORDINARY DISTINCTIONS
Badges, medals, credentials, etc.
HOWEVER, IT CANNOT BE CONFUSED ATTENDANCE OR INVESTED
TIME WITH LEARNING ITSELF
Some suggestions for the making of the Personal Portfolio:
Support audiovisual Testimonies and notes endorsed
Programs of courses Interviews and appearances in it presses
Vouchers of sales Exhibitions
Programs of Performances, Prizes and honors
Copies of speeches, Licenses (airplane pilot, yacht, etc)
Articles and/or written published Job Descriptions “Exams"
Designs and compositions on general artistic work
Movies and pictures work contracts
Other ideas to keep in mind:
Negotiation of contracts
Musical instrument play
in general whatever other activities developed in depth. .