University admissions is a highly evolved profession. But I have a word for those of you just starting out in admissions or the registrar profession: not everyone should be admitted. I know, I know, that’s a hard thing to hear in this day and age when competition is bad and everyone gets a ribbon… Read More Admissions Break-Ups: It’s Not You, It’s Us.
You’ve read my rants and comments about transcripts many times before, if you are a regular reader of my ramblings here. Now I want to throw some props to Eric Shadle, Assistant Director of University Admissions from Loma Linda University, and to AACRAO for posting his defense of transcripts: http://www.aacrao.org/resources/resources-detail-view/field-notes–in-defense-of-transcripts I hope your summer is… Read More Transcripts Are Important
Many of you will have heard that British Columbia is burning down. For those of us not in an area with a forest fire, that statement might be hyperbole. But for those near a fire, it is reality. Check out this article with an interactive map showing all the fires currently burning. The fires are… Read More BC Forest Fires Affecting University Students
Friends, grab the nearest googling device you have and search “one stop shop university”. How many search results did you get? I have hundreds. In fact, the only thing notable about my search results is that my own university isn’t in the results, but don’t worry, yours is! This is a rant about why I’m… Read More This Trend Is So 1990s!
Is anyone else a little jaded and tired of the phrase “one stop shop”? Does such a thing actually exist in a university? Hopefully I won’t offend anyone by calling this Basic Guiding Principle of the National Transcript Guide a one stop shop transcript. Here is the principle: All credentials should be displayed on a single… Read More The One Stop Shop Transcript
This is post number 4 in a series on what makes a transcript a transcript. This is intentionally an introductory series – a Registrar 101 topic. Want to catch up first? See Post 1, Post 2, and Post 3. In my last post, I discussed the Basic Guiding Principle that the official character of a… Read More The Verified Registrar
This is the third post in a series on the National Transcript Guide for Use in Canadian Postsecondary Institutions. (See the first post here. See the second post here.) In that document is the definition of a transcript and the Basic Guiding Principles. Basic Guiding Principle #2 says, The official character of the transcript is… Read More What (or Who) Makes a Transcript Official?