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Virginia Delivers Free E-Transcripts for Its High School Students
Virginia will offer current high school students free, unlimited
delivery of electronic transcripts to simplify the process of applying to
postsecondary schools and jobs.
The Virginia Department of Education
has selected Parchment as the
e-transcript provider for its "Virginia eTranscript" program serving more than
88,000 high school seniors in 331 high schools. Virginia high schools that are
already using other e-transcript services will be able to use Parchment's data
The Department of Education will also provide all Virginia higher education
institutions with e-transcript receiving tools through the Parchment Receive
platform, so they will be able to receive e-transcripts as machine readable data
to simplify the admission and evaluation process.
According to the company, Parchment makes it easier "to request, verify and
share educational credentials electronically and with any recipient." Parchment
has received the P20W Electronic Standards Council (PESC)
Seal of Approval for
its implementation of PESC Approved Standards. Parchment also integrates with
the Standardization of Postsecondary
Education Data Exchange (SPEEDE) Server and is a supporter of the
Global Registrar EduRecord Exchange Network (GREEN) for higher
education. According to the company's site, transcripts sent electronically
through Parchment are fully secure and FERPA compliant.
With this agreement, Virginia becomes the eleventh state to offer statewide
e-transcript services. Other states include Alaska, the District of Columbia,
Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Kansas, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and South
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