Badging from Within

*This article, authored by Paul Fain, was previously published by Inside Higher Ed in a special section titled, “Changing Student Pathways” in February 2014. The University of California at Davis is creating what may be higher education’s most promising digital badge system. But the badges are no threat to the university’s degrees. They’re add-ons – […]

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Parchment Introduces Online Community for Registrars: Coffee Talk

The office of the College Registrar is evolving. Institutions needs and student expectations are constantly changing. To better support the needs of the Office of the Registrar, Parchment is introducing a new series, “Coffee Talk” designed specifically with College Registrars in mind. This online community will pair registrars with their peers to share best practices, […]

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Parchment Member Directory Is Live!

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Remember the rush of excitement you felt when the new phone book was delivered each year?  Did you immediately flip through the pages to ensure your information was correct? We know we did! It’s not a 10-lb. phone book; however, we are proud to introduce the Parchment Member Directory – a complete directory of all […]

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NACAC 2015: Making a Difference

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This year was the first opportunity I’ve had to attend NACAC.  As a Parchment product manager who is lucky enough to spend a lot of his time working with K12 school administrators and staff, heading to this conference in Indianapolis was a very exciting prospect! Every day, I work to translate the feedback from our […]

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A Spiffy New Look for

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Today we are very excited to unveil our new homepage and website styling for!  There are several informational pages that address how Parchment allows students to order transcripts, manage their credentials, and use the College Admission Tools.  For our schools and universities that use Parchment, the same access to the detailed product pages are […]

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Parchment Heads to the Big Apple for the NY Times Schools for Tomorrow Conference


Stories abound in the news today with one large, lingering question, “Is a college degree really worth the investment?” This question will hopefully be answered on Tuesday, September 9 at the New York Times Schools for Tomorrow conference.  In its fourth year, this invitation-only conference brings together university presidents and provosts, foundations and research organizations, […]

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Bracketology: Parchment Reveals 4th Annual Student Choice College Rankings for 2015

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(click to enlarge) The NCAA has March Madness. Parchment has Student Choice College Rankings. The common denominator? Ranking colleges! The 2015 Parchment Student Choice College rankings reveal that for the second year in a row, Stanford, MIT, and Harvard start as the top three colleges selected by students, respectively. Hold your applause because the real […]

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Ball State University: One Admission Office’s Path to Paperless


Today, many colleges and universities are on their way to a paperless campus. More and more admissions offices are looking to eTranscripts to help save time, money, and sanity. When Associate Director of Admissions Brad Hostetler started at Ball State University, he was “floored at how paper intensive we were.” With application documents coming in […]

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