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2020 Academic Record and Transcript Guide NEW


This edition of the Guide offers updated guidance for the inclusion and use of 59 database and transcript components, as well as discussions on how current practices and advice are evolving. A four-level scale (Essential, Recommended, Optional, or Not Recommended) is used to evaluate each component for suitability for the transcript and/or the database. In addition, up-to-date advice is provided for contemporary issues such as:

-Notation of academic and disciplinary actions on the transcript
-Recording of co- and extra-curricular activities on an extended transcript
-Prior learning assessment
-Recording of chosen names and pronouns
-Requirements for change of name and gender
-Reissuance of diplomas


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AACRAO's publication and research initiatives seek to serve the ongoing needs of our membership and contribute to a better understanding of current and leading practice. In carrying out this research, we hope to leverage the expertise of AACRAO members, staff, and partners.


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College & University Journal

C&U 95:2 Spring 2020
Featured Content
Eliminating the Graduation Application: Leveraging Degree Audit Data to Promote Student Success 
What Constitutes Success in Postsecondary Education
An Interview with Mary Callahan  

An Interview with Luisa Havens 

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SEM Quarterly Journal

SEMQ 8:1 April 2020
Featured Content

Toward an Institutional Databases Audit to Improve College Student Persistence

Using Artificial Neural Networks to Predict Matriculation of University Prospects

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