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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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Empowering the Employer: Parchment Summit 2017

With March here, many people start thinking about spring, St. Patrick’s Day and March Madness. But for those of us in the credentialing world, we worked hard to make sure March means one thing: The Parchment Summit on Innovating Academic Credentials. This year’s event, held Wednesday, March 1st in Washington DC, focused on bridging the … Keep Reading

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Colleges are Watching Your High School Transcript. Here Are 5 Ways to Keep Them Happy.

Senioritis can tempt even the most dedicated high school student, especially in the final semester of the school year. Summer sun is just a few months away! Nothing can change your odds of getting into the college of your dreams now, right? Don’t be too sure. College admissions teams will start researching you the moment … Keep Reading

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New Year, New Gig? How Parchment is Attracting Top Talent

A new year means new beginnings and resolutions to keep. If yours includes looking for a new job, it’s time to give Parchment a look. Founded over 14 years ago, venture-backed, and growing fast, Parchment’s mission is to turn credentials into opportunities for those who earn them. More than 160 employees—or “Parchies,” as we call … Keep Reading

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4 Crucial Deadlines for College-Bound High School Students in 2017

There comes a point in the academic career of every high school student where the focus switches from academic performance in the classroom, to looking ahead to the next stage. For many, that means college—but there’s a lot that goes into getting into the right school.  Make sure the learners you’re counseling hit these four … 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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Jump Start Your Career and Impact the Future of Education with Parchment

Every startup has the audacious goal to try and build something from nothing.  At Parchment, we’re working from the ground up to change how the world values credentials, and we still find time to have fun.   “We’re a startup environment with a fun and engaging culture. We work hard and we play hard, as … Keep Reading

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Virginia eTranscript Initiative Achieves Milestone 100,000 Digital Document Transmissions in Two Years

“It’s like I won the transcript processing lottery,” commented Heather Corpora, a counselor at William Monroe High School, when she learned that she had processed the 100,000th eTranscript order for Virginia’s statewide initiative. We asked Corpora what it meant to “hit the jackpot” with Parchment. In May of 2014, the Commonwealth of Virginia selected Parchment … 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 Help Students Transfer From a Community College to a Four-Year Institution

Educational pathways are changing. Instead of jumping straight from high school to a four-year college, students are taking gap years or finding their way to a community college, making the leap to the bigger schools when they’re ready. And it’s not just a handful of students; it’s most students. According to a new nationwide study … Keep Reading

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