Determination Letter

ISWDRES Determination Letter

Issuance of Letter

When all of the determination application documentation is received, the application will be reviewed. The ISWDRES determination is communicated to the applicant in a formal letter. If the degree is recognized, each applicant is entitled to two copies of the letter. The applicant has the option to have both letters mailed to the mailing address listed on the application form or have one letter mailed to the mailing address on the application form and the other to a second address of his or her choosing in the determination letter section of the application form. If the applicant's degree is not recognized, the applicant will receive an email notification.

The applicant can generally expect to receive the formal determination letter informing him or her on the degree recognized within 45 days of ISWDRES receiving all of the documentation listed in steps 2 and 3.

Additional Letters

We will send additional copies of the formal determination letter to the address of the applicant's choice for a $55 fee per letter. To request additional formal determination letters, please fill out the request form.

The $55 fee may be paid by credit card, cashier’s check, or money order.

  • If you wish to pay by credit card, please use this link
    If your credit card payment fails, it is likely due to recently increased security with credit card companies regarding international payments.  Unfortunately, ISWDRES/CSWE has no control over failed credit card payments.  Please do not continue and repeat to try to pay by credit card if the first payment attempt fails.  Repeated attempts to pay by credit card will also fail.  
  • If you wish to pay with a cashier’s check, it must be issued in U.S. dollars. Make the check payable to ISWDRES/CSWE. 
  • If you wish to pay by money order, be sure your name is written on the money order and make it payable to ISWDRES/CSWE.  Enclose a photocopy of the money order along with the original money order.

 Cashier’s checks and money orders should be sent to:

International Social Work Degree Recognition & Evaluation Service
333 John Carlyle Street
Suite 400
Alexandria, VA 22314

Requests for additional letters will not be processed until the $55 fee has been received.