North Dakota is one of the few states that utilizes “e-transcripts.”
It’s described as an electronic repository for all things a high school student takes on academically. That includes grades, dual credit coursework, advanced placement classes and ACT scores.
"So the beauty is, when high school students apply to North Dakota colleges and universities, we recognize the 'e-trasnscripts' and all the things ride in on it as official," said University System Director of Academic Affairs Lisa Johnson. "It could be AP scores, ACT scores or dual-credit scores."
Johnson said this will help students make a seamless transition from high school to college. And she said it could save students some money.
"Prior to this, if any student had taken dual credit courses, they may have had to pay for a trasnscript to present that officially to whatever college they applied to," Johnson said. "Transcripts can run anywhere from $8 to $12. So the fact these records come in on an official e-transcript is a cost-saving strategy for high school students."
Johnson said the “e-transcripts” also help students see how they’re doing in meeting the core course requirements.