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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2014 AACRAO Transcript Survey Results are Out!

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In 1997 SPEEDE released a visionary white paper about the impact electronic data interchange (EDI) could have on the efficiencies and costs associated with student record exchange.  Now, 17 years later, AACRAO, NACUBO and Parchment have teamed up to update this study and see how far electronic student record data exchange has come. Read the [...]

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Credentials Unleashed

The following is the latest edition of the ‘Credential News Unleashed’ newsletter containing relevant articles to help you stay current on our market. There’s a lot happening in the Education Technology / Credential Innovation space. It’s exciting to watch it all unfold! Admissions & Transfers Deluged by more applications than ever, the most selective colleges [...]

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Parchment College Ambassador Scholarship Program Awards Five Seniors

Andrew Lang Nicole Phillips Nicholas Clark-Archibald Keisha Sanders William Steward     Saving money for college can be overwhelming. Parchment is committed to simplifying the college application process through the delivery of digital credentials –transcripts and letters of recommendation – and has recently introduced the Parchment College Ambassador (PCA) Scholarship Program. Selected by high school [...]

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Rest Assured, Parchment NOT affected by new OpenSSL vulnerability


On Thursday, June 5 an internet-wide vulnerability in OpenSSL was announced. The issue has been widely covered by media including The New York Times and PC World. Parchment takes security very seriously. Every Member. Every Student. Every Transcript. Every Minute. You expect us to exhaust ourselves to ensure our practices represent the highest standard in [...]

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Transcript Ordering Has Never Been This Fancy!


We are really excited to announce that some much-needed updates to the transcript ordering process were released yesterday.  For high school students using to request and track transcripts the change is a continuation of the updates and improvements they’ve been getting this year. For postsecondary students using … the improvement is going to [...]

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PESC Elects Parchment’s Mark Cohen to Board of Directors

The P20W Electronic Standards Council (PESC) membership recently elected Parchment’s Mark Cohen as a member of its Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2014. Cohen, a Parchment Co-Founder, serves as the organization’s Chief Security and Privacy Officer and has been aligned with PESC in various capacities for more than 10 years. Established in 1997 and [...]

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Virginia Students Poised for Success with Parchment

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The Virginia Department of Education has selected Parchment as the eTranscript provider for its 331 public high schools. Parchment has also been selected by the state to provide receiving tools for all of its higher education institutions. The services provided at both the secondary and postsecondary levels will allow learners 24/7 access to their digital [...]

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