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Free digital transcripts now available for Oklahoma students

by Erin Page

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Oklahoma students and educators now have free access to electronic academic records, thanks to the Oklahoma State Department of Education’s partnership with a digital credential service called Parchment. The digital credential service will deliver the Oklahoma e-Transcript Initiative, through which e-transcripts can be requested, verified and shared through a single online platform.

“The Oklahoma e-Transcript Initiative provides a consistent, uniform and streamlined way to access academic records,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister. “This process makes it less cumbersome to provide documentation for school transfers and more efficient to apply for postsecondary opportunities.”

The platform allows for the secure electronic exchange of academic transcripts among school districts, colleges, universities and the Oklahoma CareerTech system, simplifying the college application and admission process and removing barriers for many students to pursue higher education. Students can request transcripts and other supporting admission documents to be sent electronically to a majority of U.S. college and university admissions offices.

“The e-transcript provides the opportunity for students’ educational experiences to be expressed on one platform,” said Oklahoma CareerTech State Director Marcie Mack. “As students earn industry credentials, concurrent enrollment and certifications, they can now be accurately reflected on a student’s transcript. This is a substantial advancement for Oklahoma education and would not be possible without the continued cross-collaboration of all our agencies.”

Students and parents must access the program through participating schools or districts. Families can work with school counselors to encourage schools to sign up for the service. Find out more at okedge.com/about/office-of-college-and-career-readiness.

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