Center for International Education

 

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Salisbury University - Center for International Education

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How to get your degree recognized by your home country

 

In order to have your college records accepted/recognized in your country - the following four steps need to be completed BEFORE you return home.

 

Go to the Salisbury University Registrars Office and they will prepare a letter stating that the University is an approved institution in the State of Maryland.  This letter must be signed and notarized by the Registrar. 

II         The Registrar's letter and the diploma should be taken to the Clerk of the Courts in Wicomico County:                                                              

                                                            Mark Bowen-Room 105

                                                            Court House-N.

                                                            Division & Main St.

                                                            Salisbury, MD 21801 

                                                            (410) 543-6551 

The Clerk will prepare a letter stating that Salisbury University is located in the Wicomico County in the State of Maryland.  This letter must be signed and notarized by the Clerk of the Courts.

 

The Registrar's letter, the Clerk of the Courts' letter and the diploma should be taken to the State Board for Higher Education (SBHE)

                                                            Debra Smith-3rd floor of Jeffrey Building

                                                            16 Francis Street

                                                            Annapolis, MD 21401 

                                                            (410) 974-2971

 

The Commissioner of Higher Education will prepare a letter, certifying that Salisbury University is approved to operate in the State of Maryland, and that the particular field of study in which the student received a diploma is approved by the S.B.H.E.  This letter must be signed and notarized by the Commissioner of Higher Education.

 

The above three letters and the student's diploma should then be taken to the Secretary of State of the State of Maryland

                                                            Zonzell Ward

                                                            Penthouse Suite - Jeffrey Building

                                                            16 Francis Street

                                                            Annapolis, MD 21401 

                                                            (410) 974-2971

 

A letter will be prepared by this office certifying all these documents for the student to take to the Embassy in their country.