RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The most recent expansion of North Carolina's electronic high school transcript service through CFNC.org to all 27 public high schools in Guilford County now brings coverage to 100% of students in North Carolina's public schools. Students can simply complete an online request on CFNC.org, and the system pulls the most recent information from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction's database to deliver to any of the 110 college and universities in the state. The system also allows students to view on a single web page all of their requests and track delivery information for each college. The service is free for students, schools, and colleges.
"The Department of Public Instruction is committed to making the high school transcript as accessible as possible so that the college application process is as straightforward as it can be for students and the colleges and universities to which they apply," State Superintendent June Atkinson said. "More students than ever are graduating from North Carolina public high schools and we want to make sure that the path to further education is as smooth as possible."
The Transcript System was first launched by CFNC in 2003 to offer public school students from 41 pilot high schools the capability to request secure delivery of their electronic high school transcript either when applying online or directly from the CFNC.org Transcript System. The number of participating high schools has steadily increased to 528 and includes North Carolina public, charter, and early college high schools.
Since 2003, CFNC.org has securely delivered over 967,000 electronic transcripts to all 110 CFNC participating colleges and universities. The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction estimates savings to schools at approximately $4.62 per transcript.
NC's Transcript System has received national attention for the number of students served, strong collaboration between educational partners, speed of delivery to campuses (now less than 24 hours), and because the transcript file format allows for direct importing of data into campus student information systems.
Melanie May, Communications Manager for Admissions at Elon University said, "CFNC has one of the best online transcript systems for students! The consistent formatting has significantly reduced our processing time. An added bonus is the easy transcript download which supports Elon's Commitment to reducing our carbon footprint. CFNC is a great model for other states looking to implement this type of service."
For more information on CFNC and its career and college planning services for North Carolina students and families, call toll-free 1-866-866-CFNC or visit CFNC.org.
College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) is a free service of the State of North Carolina that helps students plan, apply, and pay for college. CFNC is a partnership of Pathways, the N.C. State Education Assistance Authority, and College Foundation, Inc.
- Pathways, created by the N.C. General Assembly in 1999, is a state-wide initiative to increase the college-going rate of North Carolinians by providing: comprehensive college and career planning resources; electronic applications and transcripts accepted by all 110 North Carolina colleges and universities; and, information on student financial aid and college affordability. Pathways is administered by The University of North Carolina General Administration in collaboration with the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, the N.C. Community College System, and the N.C. Independent Colleges and Universities.
- The North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA), established in 1965, is the State agency that promotes access to higher education by administering financial aid and savings programs, informing students and families about paying for college, teaching educators about financial aid administration, and advocating for resources to support students.
- College Foundation, Inc. (CFI), administers a large portfolio of education loans, several major grant and scholarship programs for students attending N.C. colleges and universities, and the tax-free "529" college savings program on behalf of the N.C. State Education Assistance Authority. CFI also delivers information to North Carolina students and families about paying for college and provides technology services for CFNC.org.
CFNC offers resources toll-free at 1-866-866-CFNC and at CFNC.org.
SOURCE College Foundation of North Carolina