U.S. Higher Education Transcript Practices and Best Practice Opinions - June 2015
The survey includes two parts. In part A, respondents were queried about their institution’s
official transcript and related database records practices. With few exceptions, most remain
virtually unchanged from the last survey. One of the exceptions is the percentage of
institutions reporting that they include the entire social security number on official transcripts.
The practice declined from 26% to 13%. In part B, respondents provided their personal
opinions on best-practice for official transcripts. The results of this section provide an update
to a similar survey from 2009.