Josef Silney & Associates, Inc. International Education Consultants





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June 23,, 2016

Noeli Rodriguez, Assistant Director of Evaluations attended the FACRAO annual conference from May 19 to May 22 in Orlando, Florida.


June 20,, 2016

We are pleased to inform you that the University of Miami has decided to outsource foreign credential evaluations of their undergraduate applicants exclusively to our company starting with the January 2017 admission.


April 15, 2016

Anastasia Rodriguez, Assistant Director of Corporate Relations attended (NAGAP) the National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals in Nashville, TN April 13-16.


April 12, 2016

Anastasia Rodriguez, Assistant Director of Corporate Relations attended the conference of the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling in Miami from April 9 to 12.


February 26, 2016

Anastasia Rodriguez, Assistant Director of Corporate Relations represented our company at the annual conference of The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools in San Antonio, TX February 23 to 26.

Febrero 11, 2016

Anastasia Rodriguez, Assistant Director of Corporate Relations represented our company at the annual conference of the Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers in Oklahoma City from February 6 to 10.


February 2, 2016

The California Board of Accountancy informed us, that our company will be recognized by them as an approved foreign credential evaluation service for the next five years.


December 29, 2015

In order to protect our clients' original academic credentials, we have purchased water proof envelopes made with bubble wrap. These envelopes will be used for clients who pay for return of their original academic credentials by certified mail.



December 7, 2015

Hilda Caputo, Vice President attended the annual conference of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools from December 5 to December 7, 2015 in Houston, Texas. 



December 1, 2015

Anastasia Rodriguez, Assistant Director of Corporate Relations attended the annual conference of the Middle States Association of Collegiate Registrars and Officers of Admission in Dover, Delaware from November 30th to December 2nd.



November 18, 2015

The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida awarded our company a contract to translate and evaluate the academic credentials for the SAVES program.


On November of 2015

This is our current rating for customer service from Better Business Bureau.



On October of 2015

Anastasia Rodriguez, Assistant Director of Corporate Relations gave a presentation on Education in Russia at the NAFSA Region VII in Savannah, Georgia, which she attended from October 25 through 27, 2015


On September of 2015

Anastasia Rodriguez, Assistant Director of Corporate Relations attended the National Workforce Registry Alliance annual conference in Orlando, Florida from September 8 through 11, 2015.



On June 23 of 2015
Noeli Rodriguez represented JS&A at the Florida Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (FACRAO), where the 7th Annual Florida High Education Summit was held from June 21-25 in Clearwater, Florida.


In May of 2015
Hilda Caputo, Vice President, represented JS&A at the annual National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) conference in Chicago.

We continue to have extended hours on Wednesday nights until 7pm.

On April 8 – 11, 2015
JS&A attended the annual conference of the NAGAP, The Association for Graduate Enrollment Management, in New Orleans. As an exhibitor at the conference, Giselle Fenn introduced our services to approximately 900 graduate enrollment managers and professional experts in the field.

On March 6 – 8, 2015
JS&A presented at the Annual International Conference for the Community College Baccalaureate Association (CCBA) in Boston. Mr. Daryl Buford, a Senior Assistant Director of Evaluators at JS&A, shared information on particular foreign countries in order to develop ways to promote the community college baccalaureate degree.

On February 1 - 3, 2015
JS&A attended the 68th annual meeting for the Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (SACRAO) conference in Mobile, Alabama, where Giselle Fenn, JS&A’s Assistant Director of Corporate Relations offered and promoted services to more than 500 institutions across the southeast.

Updated April 1, 2014
As of April1, 2014 our domain is and our company e-mail is . Please visit the Contact Us Section of our website for e-mail addresses of all our full-time staff.

Updated December 13, 2011
We have added new pictures of our employees in our website.

Updated: May 20, 2011
In an effort to better serve you, we are extending our business hours as of June 1, 2011: On Wednesdays, we will stay open until 7 PM, and on Thursdays, we will open at 8 AM.

Updated: January 15, 2010
JS&A staff and management contributed $2,946 to the American Red Cross, specifically to help the people of Haiti in their time of desperate need. 

Updated: January 4, 2010
Starting January 1, 2010 applicants can apply online for a foreign credential evaluation.  If you are interested in applying online, please click on Download Forms and then select Apply Online.

Updated: December 24, 2009
We have only good news to report.
We have not raised our evaluation or translation fees this year.
For those applicants who request in their applications that we mail their evaluation reports to colleges and universities, we always include photocopies of their academic credentials free of charge.

Updated: July 1, 2009
Our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section is now offered in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Russian - besides English and Spanish. Click here.

Updated: June 1, 2009
Our company now offers two new services: Study Abroad Evaluations and Foreign University Level Teaching Evaluations. Both are described in detail under services.

Updated: May 1, 2009
Josef Silny and Associates is pleased to announce that our company has become accredited by the Better Business Bureau.

Updated: April 1, 2009
Josef Silny and Associates is commited to providing excellent customer support. Starting April 1, 2009, we offer Live Chat Support for our individual clients as well as corporate clients. JS&A is the first and, at this point, the only member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) to offer this service.

Updated: September 19, 2008
Josef Silny, our President and Founder, was presented with an award from the Florida Association of International Educators for his expertise and dedication to the field of foreign credential evaluations and his service to hundreds of institutions of higher education all over the US, especially those in Florida. This was awarded to him at their District workshop at Miami Dade College - North campus, in the presence of many of our corporate clients.

Updated: September 9, 2008
After news of the destruction left in the wake of Hurricanes Gustav, Hannah and Ike in Haiti, employees of JS&A have donated $1,416 to the Haiti Hurricane Relief fund.

Updated: September 1, 2008
Our basic prices have increased $5.00. Effective September 1, 2008, the cost of a Document by Document evaluation is now $80 and a Course by Course evaluation is $130.

Updated: February 14, 2007
The Florida Board of Nursing now requires foreign credential evaluations of nurses educated in Cuba.  Applicants for an evaluation for the Florida Board of Nursing are required to submit their official orginal degree, transcript and course descriptions.  Certified Professional Translations are required and this service is available from the Translation Department of JS&A.

Updated: January 18, 2007
As of January 18, 2007 we will issue extra reports of evaluation and translations only within 3 years of the original date of issue.

As of February 1, 2007, all evaluation reports will be issued with two signatures.

Updated: June 5, 2006
We have added a Frequently Asked Questions section to our website. All prospective clients are encouraged to review the questions before contacting our office.

Updated: March 21, 2006
We now offer Notarization of Copies of Original Documents. This service is provided for individuals applying to the Florida Department of Education's Bureau of Educator Certification, Nova Southeastern University, or other agencies or schools requesting notarized copies of original educational documents. The fee for this service is $10.00 per document (diploma, transcript, etc.) Original documents must be presented with payment. If the service is requested by mail, a self-addressed and stamped envelope must be provided for the return of the original documents.

Updated: November 22, 2005
Effective December 1, 2005 corporate clients can view the status of the services performed for their applicants during the past 12 months.  In addition, corporate clients are able to view and print evaluations of their applicants.  For further information contact Tiera Beisinger, Asst. Director for Corporate Relations at

Updated: October 17, 2005
As of October 17, 2005, all new applicants for evaluations and for translations who provide us with an e-mail address receive a welcome e-mail with a password. By using their e-mail address and their password, they are able to view the status of their application on our website.

Updated: July 1, 2005

Always striving to provide excellent service to our clients

* 2 GPA's for the price of 1

When we calculate grade point averages for international students we include all grades received by the student.  For example, if a student received a grade of F in Chemistry and then repeated this course with a grade of C, we count both grades for the GPA. However, in order to accommodate the need of some of our college and university clients, effective July 1st we are going to include a second grade point average (at no additional cost to applicants), which will be calculated with only the best grade received in each subject. In the example stated above, we would only count the grade of C in Chemistry towards the GPA. 

Updated: April 1, 2005
We now accept Visa, Master and Discover credit cards for all of our services. Please see the Credit Card Information form when you download one of our applications.

  • The Florida Board of Nursing has added our company as an approved foreign credential evaluation service.