2020 Stranded Credits Report: Another Perspective on the Lost Credits Story

Created by AACRAO in partnership with Ithaka S+R, with generous support from the Lumina Foundation and Joyce Foundation.

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For this research, “stranded credits” refers to the accumulated credits for which a student is unable to obtain an official transcript due to an administrative hold. From the data, we aim to build a better understanding of the prevalence of stranded credits, the reasons students cannot access their credits, and policies and procedures related to this issue.