Thursday, August 21, 2008

Big Year Ahead for Electronic Transcripts

August 21, 2008 - You’ve been hearing for a while now that the electronic transcript movement is approaching a “tipping point” in our industry. More high schools and colleges are realizing the numerous benefits associated with streamlining their admission process through the use of innovative technology. Over the last year, we have been preparing for our “tipping point” as our high schools are eager to continue to have colleges in the network to which they can send True Electronic Transcripts™. As well, the 250+ colleges in the ConnectEDU National Network™ are excited to begin receiving transcripts from their feeder high schools and from high schools throughout our network. So in preparation for this “tipping point” we have come prepared to this year’s Fall Admission Cycle.

Last year at this time we were around the 600 high school mark, providing access to higher education for 500,000 Connect! users, and sending thousands of electronic transcripts through our network. Currently, we stand prepared to launch the Fall Admission Cycle with 2,000 high schools – in various stages of deployment - serving 1.1 million students. As our high school network continues to grow and both high schools and colleges become increasingly comfortable with electronic transcript exchange we anticipate a big year ahead. With our newest college partners, we are focused on providing them with a volume of transcripts that is digestible and that allows them to understand the impact of receiving actual data vs. PDF or paper transcripts. For our “veteran” colleges, they control their destiny relative to the number of transcripts they can expect as they build out their networks with their high school and community college partners.

Good times ahead …

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