2019 U.S. Higher Education Official Transcript Practices

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This recurring survey serves two functions.

This recurring survey serves two functions:

1) as a stand-alone report it quantifies academic records and transcript practices at U.S. institutions, and
2) it serves as a basis for practice recommendations for the AACRAO publication, the AACRAO Academic Record and Transcript Guide. A new version of the book will be released in early 2020.

Unless otherwise noted in a specific report, the AACRAO member institution size, type and control categories are based on the following definitions and sources: 
The enrollment value used to delineate the institution's size category is defined as full-time enrollment plus 1/3 of part-time enrollment and is based on the enrollment reported by the institution to the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). 
Institution type and control values are also defined by and verified through NCES criteria.