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The Power of Digital Credentials: Badges, Diplomas, Certificates and more

Digital Badges are capturing the imagination of credential issuers such as employers, college registrars, licensing boards, and non-profits. The ability to digitally represent skills or achievements that can be shared and stacked makes eyes light up with the possibilities. Traditional credentials are making the move to being issued digitally, and the same excitement that the … Keep Reading

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Let’s Go Digital: Scan & Index Your Legacy Records

Do you have a storeroom that makes you cringe? You have nothing to be ashamed of! More than half the schools in the nation have rooms on their campus bursting at the seams with stored documents. However, being part of a very large group doesn’t make it any easier when a former student wants one … Keep Reading

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Self-Reported vs Official Grades: Which Side Are You On?

With more than 80% of first-time freshmen applying to three or more colleges, it’s clear – students are shopping around now more than ever (NACAC, 2015). These smart consumers are creating a need for admissions offices to look at ways of making processes both more efficient and more user-friendly. One school of thought is to … Keep Reading

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The Comprehensive Student Record: What to Include, and Why

A new generation of digital credentials has made it possible to not only track grades and GPA but also show the work behind the scores and highlight extracurricular activities that reveal skills never before tracked on a transcript. Educators from around the country are in discussions regarding how to make the best use of the … Keep Reading

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What Impact Do 33 Million Electronic Documents Have On Our Environment? A Forest’s Worth

2016-2017 was a busy year for Parchment Members! Over the year they sent 33 million official records and documents electronically. These records helped students get into college. They landed the perfect job. And also saved a massive amount of our precious resources! Good job, team! We often talk about the man hours saved and the … Keep Reading

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Credentials Are Social … In More Ways Than You Think!

Posting a picture of a diploma or commencement ceremony on graduation day to social media is increasing in popularity. Graduates are excited to share their achievement with their friends and family. But those social posts are just the beginning of how social sharing of diplomas, certificates, transcripts and other credentials can make a big impact … Keep Reading

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Offering Degree or Enrollment Verifications For Your Students and Third Parties

For a long time, Parchment has been focused on helping high schools and colleges send their transcripts electronically. You can’t believe how much time we spend thinking about and perfecting the art of simple and secure electronic transcripts! But, transcripts aren’t the only official academic record that our institutions work with. To truly manage all … Keep Reading

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K12 Counselors, Get Ready for Summer in Four Simple Steps

School’s … Out … For … Summer! (Almost.) But before you take your well-deserved break, we recommend you complete these four easy tasks. Update the information for all the administrators on your account. New staff member? Someone leaving or moving to a new position? Get that squared away before you hit the pool! Watch our … Keep Reading

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Receiving Verified Credentials from India with Truecopy

In March 2016, the number of students from India studying in the United States increased by 31 percent to 194,438 compared to 148,360 the previous year. That means a lot of credentials are making their way to admissions offices across the U.S. If your institution is one of many receiving credentials from Indian applicants, Parchment … Keep Reading

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The First Digital Diplomas Issued and the Registrars ( and Learners) Who Love Them

The First Digital Diplomas Issued and the Registrars ( and Learners) Who Love Them In February, we announced Parchment Award, part of our expanded credential management platform. With Parchment Award, you can securely issue digital credentials to your recipients, who then claim and share them with verified links to employers and on social media. Read … Keep Reading

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