Fixing the Broken System of Academic Transcript Data

Students, or anyone who has been a student, have a data problem, and it’s one they may not even know exists. The massive data set of student transcript information in the United States is largely inaccessible to the individuals it is designed to benefit.

While one would assume students have knowledge of by whom, when, and how their transcript and other academic data are being used, this is not always the case. One would think students would have unencumbered access to their transcript data, but today’s system makes it difficult to obtain.

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