Missouri Approves Electronic Transcripts for A+ Schools


The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education this week approved the use of the Connect! platform from ConnectEDU to deliver electronic transcripts to colleges from its A+ designated schools. There are more than 250 A+ designated schools in Missouri.

According to ConnectEDU, "Within ConnectEDU's Connect! platform, the A+ designation will be indicated on the transcript replacing the A+ seal, as certified by the A+ coordinator at participating high schools. This designation on the A+ transcript will also serve as proper indication to participating community colleges and career technical schools that the student meets the requirements of the A+ program."

Prior to this approval, according to information released by ConnectEDU, schools in Missouri used only paper transcripts.

"For over two years, community colleges in Missouri have watched as colleges across the country have joined us in modernizing admissions by receiving electronic transcripts from high schools through the Connect! platform," said James Kellerman, executive director & CEO of the
Missouri Community College Association, in a statement released this week. "With ConnectEDU's approval to transmit A+ certified transcripts, we can continue to build a robust network between high schools and colleges to simplify access to higher education."

In related news, ConnectEDU this week reported that 60 new high schools in Alabama have partnered with ConnectEdu in the last 60 days.

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