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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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How Education Elevates the Middle Class and Creates a Stronger Economy

A college degree isn’t as common as you might think. In fact, according to the Economic Policy Institute, only 34.9 percent of working Americans have a four-year college degree. Some states are more educated than others. For example, Massachusetts and The District of Columbia are particular draws for grads, with 49 percent and 66.3 percent, … Keep Reading

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How New Mexico Is Leading an Education Revolution

In the United States, our education environments have historically been regionally focused.  From curriculum development to data sharing between institutions, public school districts and postsecondary institutions have operated with a narrow focus.  This regional focus has produced unintended results: a more challenging environment for the learner. New Mexico schools have taken an unprecedented approach to … Keep Reading

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Parchment Summit: Conversations in Credentialing

Innovating the form and function of academic credentials has never been a more important conversation for higher education.The credentials they historically confer include information that is  becoming archaic to learners and employers. Introduced in 2016, the Parchment Summit on Innovating Academic Credentials was designed to foster collaboration between higher education leaders, employers and others that … Keep Reading

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Elon University’s Experiential Transcript — What the Future Looks Like

For more than 20 years, North Carolina’s Elon University has offered some form of experiential transcript that documents how students engage outside of the classroom. But it wasn’t until 2014 that Elon combined this record with the academic transcript. Students and prospective employers alike are delighted by the change. “[Employers] really liked the idea of … Keep Reading

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Five International Facts About Parchment

Today, at the fifth annual meeting of the Groningen Declaration Network in Cape Town South Africa, Parchment announced its partnership with China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center (CHESICC), an authoritative institution directly under the Chinese Ministry of Education. South Africa? China? Didn’t know that Parchment was international, did you? Let’s take a look … Keep Reading

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The Digital Evolution of Education

Education enthusiasts, have you ever wondered what our nation’s founding fathers would think if they were to visit a college campus today? How did we get from the first distance education course in 1840 to three-dimensional online learning in 2015? At Parchment, we were curious how education has evolved digitally so we decided to dig in. Our … Keep Reading

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