Going to college gets a little easier with Indiana e-Transcript

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Going to college gets a little easier with Indiana e-Transcript
Indiana leads all states in offering free service on a nationwide basis
There may be plenty of paperwork left for prospective college students to do these days, but sending a high school transcript doesn’t have to be part of it thanks to Indiana’s free e-Transcript service. Indiana was the first state to offer its students a free, electronic transcript service that provides access to colleges nationwide.
“As a state, we’re working to remove any barrier that might prevent students from getting to and through college, and Indiana e-Transcript is one simple way to do just that,” said Teresa Lubbers, Indiana’s Commissioner for Higher Education. “Now the challenge is making sure all of our students and schools take full advantage of this free, convenient service.”
Indiana e-Transcript allows Hoosier students to send their transcripts to colleges across the country at any time and receive automated notifications when their transcript is delivered, thereby removing that “did it get there” anxiety. High schools and colleges also benefit by cutting down on the administrative overhead and valuable staff time required to manually process paper transcripts and related admissions documents.
The popularity of Indiana e-Transcript has steadily increased with more than 112,500 total student transcripts processed to date. Despite double- and even triple-digit increases in the annual use of e-Transcript, participation rates remain unacceptably low in some local school districts. As a result, Commissioner Lubbers noted that the state is making a renewed push to encourage more students and schools to process their transcripts electronically this year.
More about Indiana e-Transcript
Indiana e-Transcript is now available to students in 97 percent of public high schools and 73 percent of nonpublic schools, allowing tens of thousands of Hoosiers to send their transcripts to colleges of their choice in Indiana or across the country. Students need only look for the e-Transcript logo on their school’s Web site, fill out the appropriate information, and click submit. Transcripts are delivered safely and securely at no cost to the student or school. Learn more at www.learnmoreindiana.org/e-transcript.
State to launch new college preparation effort
Encouraging more students to use e-Transcript is just one part of an upcoming statewide initiative designed to help Indiana students take practical steps to get to and through college. During College GO! Week (Oct. 12-16), every high school student in Indiana will be asked to take practical steps aimed at preparing them for college and careers, including:
·         Every senior will complete a college application.
·         Every junior will register for Indiana’s e-Transcript.
·         Every sophomore will complete the PSAT.
·         Every freshman will complete a career and college survey.
Led by the state’s Learn More Indiana outreach partnership, College GO! Week is part of an ongoing effort to engage local communities in helping more students get to and through college. Learn more at www.learnmoreindiana.org/collegegoweek.
Learn More Indiana is a partnership of the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, the Indiana Department of Education, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development and the State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana, with additional support from Indiana’s colleges and universities, USA Funds, Lumina Foundation for Education, and US DOE College Access Challenge Grant—all working together to provide information that supports learning. In print, in person, over the phone and on the web, Learn More Indiana works with local partners across the state to increase the educational attainment and workforce skills of Hoosiers through a variety of outreach and alliance-building strategies. Students and families can get advice on how to do better in high school, plan for college, apply for financial aid and more. Learn more at www.learnmoreindiana.org or by calling 1-800-992-2076 toll-free.

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