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State is first to bring service for free to public and private schools throughout the state
Los Angeles, CA, October 15th, 2007: Docufide, Inc. today announced the launch of the Nebraska e-Transcript Initiative. Nebraska is now the second state to fund a state-wide electronic transcript initiative with no cost to the schools to participate and the first to include college transcripts as part of the services offered to the schools and students.
Gov. Dave Heineman joined other education leaders in launching Nebraska’s e-Transcript Initiative during a live demonstration held Monday morning at Lincoln Southeast High School, where a Southeast student sent his high school transcript to several Nebraska colleges to illustrate the speed and convenience of the new electronic transfer process.
Electronic transcripts will simplify the college application process and can provide greater access for low-income students.
Gov. Heineman said, “I’m pleased to see that Nebraska schools are providing the resources students and families need to make the college application process more accessible. This is a great example of how technology can help modernize and simplify a key step in the college application process. This helps move Nebraska forward and I’m sure will be a welcome addition to many students, counselors and college admissions offices.”
The exchange of transcripts electronically marks a major first step in enabling other services that can be of great value to schools and students. John Reese, Docufide’s CEO said, “We are excited to work with Nebraska on this initiative. It eliminates time consuming and costly clerical tasks, provides the convenience that today’s students expect, and also provides the infrastructure needed for future applications that can help students assess their readiness for college or eligibility for scholarship programs.”
Through a contract awarded by the Midwestern Higher Education Compact, Nebraska is the second Midwest state to implement electronic transcripts statewide at no cost to the participating schools. Indiana initiated the first successful statewide launch in 2005. The electronic transfer service, provided by Docufide, Inc., allows students to send transcripts and other supporting admission documents from their high schools or colleges to any participating institution in the country. Nebraska’s e-Transcript Initiative has been fully funded for three years by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
Colleges participating in the demonstration Monday included Bellevue University, Central Community College’s Grand Island Campus, Wayne State College, Bryan LGH College of Health Sciences, Hamilton College of Omaha, and the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Though participation by Nebraska high schools and colleges is voluntary, electronic transcripts are expected to spread rapidly statewide.
The Nebraska e-Transcript Initiative is a collaborative effort of the Nebraska Department of Education, the Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education, and Nebraska’s schools, colleges and universities.
About Docufide, Inc.
Docufide is the leading provider of Educational Records Management services. Its flagship service, Secure Transcript, manages the ordering, processing, and secure delivery of student transcripts for secondary and postsecondary institutions nationwide. Secure Transcript saves schools money, frees up staff time, and improves student satisfaction. Docufide, Inc. is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, with representatives throughout the United States. For more information please visitwww.docufide.com or call 310.309.3722.