Equivalence

Glossary Term

Equivalence

Equivalence is the term used in education describing how a credit, certificate, or degree offered by one school, college or university relates to a credit, certificate, or degree offered by another. If a credit or certification is viewed as equal or more challenging than those offered by the receiving institution, the credit or certification can be noted as equivalent. The methods and measures used to determine equivalency vary by institution, state, region, and country.