HERNDON, VA, FEB. 18, 2015 — The National Student Clearinghouse® has become the first provider to successfully activate the eTranscripts solution on all three Ellucian student Information systems. eTranscripts, a secure interface that enables real-time automation of electronic transcript processing and delivery, was developed through a strategic alliance between Ellucian and the Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse activated the first school users of PowerCampus™ by Ellucian, Franklin College in Indiana and Randolph College in Virginia, on eTranscripts in January.
“eTranscripts was one of the easiest and most seamless services we have ever implemented,” said Lisa Mahan, Registrar, Franklin College. “Regardless of the time of day, we are able to provide an official electronic transcript to anywhere in the world within minutes of the order – all for less cost to the student than a paper transcript. Not only is electronic transcript delivery more economical for the student, but the reduction of manual paper processing makes it more economical for our institution.”
“Randolph College is excited to enhance its relationship with the National Student Clearinghouse with the implementation of eTranscripts. The new service has significant benefits for both students and staff,” stated Barbara Thrasher, Registrar.
In less than one year since it was introduced, the Clearinghouse has activated eTranscripts at more than 50 colleges and universities using Banner™ by Ellucian and Colleague™ by Ellucian. Immediately upon activation, these schools and their students and alumni began benefiting from the fastest available electronic transcript processing turnaround time: less than 15 minutes, on average, from order placement to delivery.
On the afternoon of the day Randolph College went live with the new service, it received its first request for an electronic transcript at 3:36 pm. “The transcript was delivered at 3:55 pm that same day!” Thrasher added.
In addition, ninety percent of transcript orders flow through eTranscripts with no manual intervention, freeing staff for other work. Additionally, given that up to half of transcript orders are placed when colleges are closed, electronic transcripts can save an institution an average of $33,000 per year on paper, postage, and personnel costs, based on an annual transcript volume of 25,000.
Ellucian eTranscripts is available at no additional cost to Ellucian support customers that activate the API and participate in Clearinghouse Transcript Ordering. The more than 2,400 institutions around the world using an Ellucian ERP system have access to eTranscripts. Institutions can begin activation and start using the system in as little as two weeks. More information on our solution’s many time- and cost-saving benefits are available on our “eTranscripts by the Numbers” site.
About the National Student Clearinghouse®
The National Student Clearinghouse (a nonprofit formed in 1993) is the trusted source for and leading provider of higher education verifications and electronic education record exchanges, handling more than 700 million verification requests and over 250 million education record exchanges annually. The Clearinghouse serves as a single point of contact for the collection and timely exchange of accurate and comprehensive enrollment, degree, and certificate records on behalf of its more than 3,600 participating higher education institutions, which represent 98 percent of all students in public and private U.S. institutions. The Clearinghouse also provides thousands of high schools and districts with continuing collegiate enrollment, progression, and completion statistics on their alumni.
Through its verification, electronic exchange, and reporting services, the Clearinghouse saves the education community cumulatively over $500 million dollars annually. Most Clearinghouse services are provided to colleges and universities at little or no charge, including enhanced transcript and research services, enabling institutions to redistribute limited staff and budget resources to more important student service efforts. Clearinghouse services are designed to facilitate an institution’s compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, The Higher Education Act, and other applicable laws.
In addition, the Clearinghouse provides accurate, timely enrollment and degree verifications to student loan providers, employers, student credit issuers, the U.S. Department of Education, and others who access its registry more than half a billion times annually. For more information, visit www.studentclearinghouse.org.
For more information, visit www.studentclearinghouse.org.
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