SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - May 20, 2014) - The Commonwealth of Virginia recently selected Parchment as the eTranscript provider for its 132 secondary school divisions. Through "Virginia eTranscript," students will find the process of applying to postsecondary institutions or place of employment simplified. Parchment's platforms make it easier to request, verify and share educational credentials electronically and with any recipient.
The Virginia Department of Education will fund unlimited electronic delivery of transcripts for current high school students, resulting in zero costs to these students. Parchment will also provide data exchange services for divisions using other eTranscript services. The Virginia secondary education landscape boasts 132 divisions, comprising 331 high schools, and more than 88,000 high school seniors.
"The Commonwealth of Virginia has furthered its commitment to advancing their students through its recent adoption of Parchment," said Matthew Pittinsky, CEO of Parchment. "Students are now poised for greater success in their postsecondary and professional efforts through the electronic exchange of their learning credentials."
The Virginia Department of Education also selected Parchment to provide robust receiving tools for all Virginia higher education institutions through the Parchment Receive platform, further simplifying the process for students applying to institutions within the Commonwealth. These postsecondary institutions will have access to transcripts from Virginia high schools as machine readable data, to speed the admission and evaluation process.
Virginia is another example of a state-wide initiative to adopt eTranscript services, allowing learners and institutions to share digital credentials. Including Virginia, Parchment provides services to eleven statewide eTranscript initiatives: Alaska, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Kansas, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and South Carolina.
Parchment is committed to operating in an environment of open standards where learners' electronic credentials can be securely exchanged worldwide. Today, Parchment is the only organization recognized with the P20W Electronic Standards Council (PESC) Seal of Approval, for Parchment's implementation of PESC Approved Standards. In addition, Parchment integrates with the Standardization of Postsecondary Education Data Exchange (SPEEDE) and is a proud supporter of G.R.E.E.N., the Global Registrar EduRecord Exchange Network™ for higher education.
Parchment is a leading technology company allowing learners, educators and employers to request, verify and share credentials in simple and secure ways. The platform has helped millions of people and thousands of schools and universities to exchange more than 12 million transcripts and other credentials globally. Founded in 2003, Parchment Inc. is headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ, with offices in Roseville, CA, Denver, CO, Grand Rapids, MI, Toronto, ON and Washington, DC. Follow Parchment on Twitter and Facebook.