Situate the academic credential in context by learning about the admission requirements, level, workload, overall quality, profile, and learning outcomes.
For internal procedures:
- Examine various aspects of the academic credential, such as:
- admission requirements, in terms of meeting the acceptable threshold (e.g., Completion of the High School Graduation Diploma);
- level, within the developmental continuum (e.g., qualifications framework);
- workload, as a quantitative measure of learning activities (e.g., hours, years, credits);
- overall quality, as measured through:
- profile describing the academic program's:
- content (e.g., multi-, inter-, or mono-disciplinary);
- purpose (e.g., further studies, direct labour-market entry, granting access to a regulated occupation).
- learning outcomes, highlighting what the credential holder is expected to:
- understand; and
Detailed information may be readily accessible on the Web site of the issuing educational institution.
Some features may also be outlined in the Diploma Supplement, facilitating the assessment process. However, not all jurisdictions have adopted this recognition tool, and it does not always accompany documents.