Indiana high school students will be able to submit their transcripts to prospective colleges electronically, thanks to Indiana e-Transcript, an initiative launched last week.
The program will significantly decrease the amount of time needed for transcripts to be processed and sent to colleges, state officials say.
A select group of high schools, seven public colleges, and one-third of the private universities in the state are already registered to use the system. Expected to be fully implemented by the end of 2006, Indiana e-Transcript will be the first and most comprehensive system of its kind in the country, according to officials with the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and the Indiana Department of Education.
Indiana Secondary Market for Education Loans Inc., a nonprofit organization based in Indianapolis that works to lower college costs for students in the state, is paying for the service, making it free for students as well as for the high schools and colleges.
A version of this article appeared in the October 26, 2005 edition of Education Week