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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 – … Keep Reading

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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, … Keep Reading

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A Spiffy New Look for Parchment.com

Today we are very excited to unveil our new homepage and website styling for Parchment.com!  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 … Keep Reading

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Behind the Student Choice Ranking Statistics

Last week there was a really great article in The New York Times about the Student Choice Rankings, the annual ranking of colleges based on where admitted students are electing to attend. We are thrilled with the article, but its possible that readers might have walked away thinking the data were from our Parchment Exchange … Keep Reading

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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, … Keep Reading

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

(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 … Keep Reading

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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 … Keep Reading

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2014 AACRAO Transcript Survey Results are Out!

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 … Keep Reading

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