A college transcript that tells the whole story

Elon University uses experiential data to propel students to success

For most students, success after graduation depends on their ability to show an employer that the knowledge and skills they learned in college make them the best fit for the job. But before they get an interview, how do graduates show a complete picture of their college experience in a one- or two-page academic transcript?

When an employer reviews the co-curricular transcript of a recent graduate from Elon University in North Carolina, they see an interactive digital document called the Elon Experiences Transcript (EET)—a comprehensive, carefully articulated account of the skills learned through coursework, service, and global education experiences, and focused interests meticulously tracked across an integrated student information system. It gives the employer a clearer picture of what the applicant accomplished in her four years of college.

“The experiences transcript highlights my ability to take what I learned in the classroom and apply it,” says Stephanie Ntim, a junior at Elon. This is all helping her, in the words of Rodney Parks, university registrar at Elon, tell her story.

“Our primary purpose is to create a student-centered culture that prepares all learners with the ability to transition directly to the workforce,” says Parks. “We’re not just providing the skills, but the ability for students to embrace the idea that they’re ready to take that next step and transition beyond Elon.”

Read on to learn how Elon University:

  • Earns some of the nation’s top rates for first-year student retention and four-year graduation, at 89% and 81% respectively
  • Tracks and maintains a massive amount of integrated student data to build each transcript, using Colleague® by Ellucian
  • Enables transformative data analytics for use by the entire university
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