The Ohio Department of Education has been providing free transcript services to all interested public districts and schools through Parchment for the past four years. The Department worked with the vendor to build the number of participating districts and schools. Regrettably, the current participation rates have not yielded a statewide cost per transcript advantage over the traditional method of transcript generation. As a result, the Department will no longer fully fund statewide transcript service.
To continue the transcript service, after the current contract ends on June 30, 2019, interested schools will need to contract directly with Parchment. The Department will continue to pay the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) participation fee for the upcoming (2019-2020) school year so that schools may enjoy a reduced rate; however, continued MHEC pricing support by the Department beyond that school year will be contingent on a majority of participating schools continuing to contract with Parchment.
Schools will be contacted by a representative from Parchment to discuss their interest in direct contracts.
If you have any questions, please contact Marsha.Ward@education.ohio.gov or Ed.Weisenbach@education.ohio.gov.
Last Modified: 2/6/2019 6:01:11 PM