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3 Trends Driving Credential Innovation: What We Learned at the 2nd Annual Parchment Summit

Each year at Parchment we bring together educators and employers to discuss the future of academic credentials, hiring, lifelong learning and the careers of tomorrow. The second annual Parchment Summit on Innovating Academic Credentials was held in Washington D.C. March 1. “Instead of the look of a traditional academic conference in which registrars are with … Keep Reading

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Wake-Up Call: The Non-Traditional Students Aren’t the Ones You Think

History and common wisdom says that college students tend to come from a suburban upbringing, and head straight to university after high school. The data tells a very different story. A majority of today’s students—the traditional students—would have been considered non-traditional only a few years ago. They’re taking gap years, starting businesses and families, and … Keep Reading

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Turning Credentials Into Opportunities: A Vision for Parchment

To our school and university members, employees and partners, Parchment’s mission is to help turn credentials into opportunities, and we take this mission seriously. More than a slogan, it’s why most of us at Parchment joined the company and why so many schools, colleges and universities are members of the Parchment network.   We include … Keep Reading

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UPDATE: ITT Tech Student Credential Orders

Last month, we shared a blog post about how Parchment had begun taking what at the time were advanced credential orders for ITT Tech students.  Soon after, we began processing those orders as records became available and we are now pleased to report that as of Friday, October 14, the backlog of ITT Tech credential … Keep Reading

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How to Use Lifetime Learning to Climb the Ladder

Thanks to technology, it’s never been easier to adopt a lifelong learning habit. Some of us have one and don’t even know it. Consider the customer service rep who scours the Internet to find old manuals that hold the answers for customers who call in with difficult questions. Every piece of gathered data improves her … Keep Reading

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Parchment is Now Taking Advance Credential Orders for ITT students

At the center of  the closing of ITT Educational Services, Inc are the students and alumni who were pursuing their postsecondary education and now face the challenge of earning their degree  elsewhere.  Will other colleges accept their ITT credits?  When will they gain access to their transcripts to begin the process of transfer?  In many … Keep Reading

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Top Companies and Places That Need Transcripts and How They Use Them

Whether you’re counseling students still in high school or plotting strategy with thirty-somethings on the way to finishing graduate school, transcripts will follow them to the next stage of their academic and professional careers. You can help them by better understanding how schools, employers, and government agencies use transcripts to make decisions. Below is a … Keep Reading

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Elon University Launches New Credential with Parchment: The Elon Academy Transcript

For years, Elon University has been at the forefront of innovating the form and function of academic credentials. We are proud to now be launching another innovative transcript, this time, the Elon Academy Transcript. The Elon Academy is a non-profit college access and success program for academically-promising high school students in Alamance County with a financial need and/or … Keep Reading

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7 Tips for Institutions Preparing to Transition from Paper to Digital

At Parchment, we’ve helped hundreds of institutions around the country make the switch from paper to digital transcripts. There’s good reason to do so: Not only are digital transcripts easier to compile and send, they also cost less and integrate with other systems for producing valuable data about the educational experience. We’ve learned a lot … Keep Reading

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Why Students, Employers and Schools Need to Move Faster To Make Stackable Credentials Available to All

While there’s no disputing the value of a college degree when it comes to earning potential, nearly three-quarters of grads end up working in a field that’s unrelated to what they studied in school. Liberty Street Economics made that forecast after studying Census Data from 2010.1 Academics have spent the years since discussing ways to … Keep Reading

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