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Kentucky Selects e-Transcript System To Reduce Costs, Streamline College Admissions

The Commonwealth of Kentucky will adopt an electronic transcript sharing system designed to reduce costs and make it easier for high school students to complete the college admissions process online.

For the statewide electronic transcript initiative, the Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE), the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), and the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) chose Parchment's eTranscript system to manage and automate the transcript sending and receiving process.

Free to school districts, colleges, and universities throughout the state, Kentucky eTranscript will allow public high school students to electronically send their transcripts to any of Kentucky's 50 postsecondary institutions, all of which are participating members of the Parchment Exchange.

At the start of the academic school year Jefferson County Public Schools, in the state's most populous county, will be the first to make the system available district-wide. The remaining school districts in the state will be phased in by the end of the year.

Key features of the eTranscript system include:

  • Touch-free automation;
  • Online tracking;
  • Reports and analytics;
  • Administrator dashboard;
  • e-Commerce options;
  • Auto-filtering and filing; and
  • Bulk request processing.

"The statewide adoption of electronic transcripts will streamline the college admissions process, in some cases allowing students to complete the process totally online," said Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson, in a prepared statement. "The eTranscript system will be easy for our students to use, and it will reduce costs and save time for all parties."

For more information about eTranscript, visit parchment.com.

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Sharleen Nelson is a freelance journalist based in Springfield, Oregon. She can be reached at snelson858@comcast.net.

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