Unlocking stranded credits

From Inside Higher Ed: “Ithaka S+R published its latest report on the problem of what it calls ‘stranded credits,’ because students have completed the academic courses but are unable to prove it to employers or educational institutions because they lack access to their transcripts. … The report includes a map that shows the eight states that have prohibited the use of transcript holds, as well as states that have policies that either specifically allow institutions to impose holds or (in the case of Tennessee and Florida) actually require them in some instances. The report also explores states’ use of other practices that may punish students for institutional debts, such as allowing or requiring public colleges to sic state debt collection agencies on current or former students who owe them money (as in Louisiana, New York, Ohio and Virginia).”

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