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Kentucky high school seniors will soon have the option to send free, electronic transcripts to Kentucky universities and colleges, and even some out of state schools, according to a press release from the Kentucky Department of Education.
In a press conference last Monday afternoon, Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson announced the state’s new eTranscript system — in which transcripts, letters of recommendation and other materials will be sent via PDF to participating colleges — should be available to private and public high schools across Kentucky by the end of the year.
Jefferson County schools will be the first district to offer the system to its students, according to KDE’s release.
Superintendent Sheila Mitchell said via e-mail that the district signed up Aug. 1, and should be ready to go live with the system in January 2014.
Although the system will be free for high school students, school districts, colleges and universities, there will be a charge for sending transcripts to non-participating institutions, the press release said.
The eTranscript system is provided by the Council on Postsecondary Education, the Kentucky Department of Education and the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, who all worked with private firms Parchment and Infinite Campus.