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Electronic Transcripts: Provide a better service – save time/money – go green !. Presented by: Matt Smith, Jeanne Breiner Colorado State University July 18, 2013 Session 6D. Session Rules of Etiquette. Please turn off your cell phone/pager

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Electronic Transcripts: Provide a better service – save time/money – gogreen!

Presented by: Matt Smith, Jeanne Breiner

Colorado State University

July 18, 2013

Session 6D

session rules of etiquette
Session Rules of Etiquette
  • Please turn off your cell phone/pager
  • If you must leave the session early, please do so as discreetly as possible
  • Please avoid side conversation during the session

Thank you for your cooperation!

  • In this session we will look at the electronic transcript implementation project recently undertaken by Colorado State University, as well as how this change has impacted both students and staff at the university.
  • This session should be beneficial to anyone who is considering making the transition to providing electronic transcripts for their students/former students; and to anyone looking for ways to improve services provided to students while also decreasing workload.
agenda slide
Agenda Slide
  • Colorado State’s Transcript Process
    • Background – previous process, volume
    • Current process steps
    • Delivery options
    • Automated jobs involved
    • Pricing
    • Statistics
background previous process of transcripts at csu
Background / Previous Process of Transcripts at CSU

For the past several years CSU had been having students place their transcript orders with the NSC, and then we would print every one of them in the Registrar’s Office. After printing they would each need to be stuffed in a ‘secure/sealed’ envelope and then either mailed out or held for pickup depending upon what the student had requested. A very manual, labor-intensive process. We’ve averaged about 30,000 per year over the past several years.

Our goal was to be able to provide our students with the opportunity to order electronic transcripts that could be delivered very quickly, securely, and ordered very easily. The other key pieces were that the process needed to be a completely automated ordering / processing / delivery system that removed / minimized the manual involvement of University staff, and that the process would be an affordable solution.

current transcript process
Current Transcript Process…
  • CSU has partnered with eSCRIP-SAFE / Transcripts on Demand to provide students with the ability to order/send electronic transcripts
  • Student signs in to CSU portal and selects link to order official transcript
    • Unable to order if transcript holds exist
    • Next page displays info about new process and delivery/pricing options (screen shot on later slide)
    • Click the Order Transcript button
current transcript process1
Current Transcript Process…
  • Student is taken to Transcripts on Demand (ToD) ordering site
    • Student name, CSUID, email, etc… is sent to ToD by CSU when the student clicked the Order Transcript button
    • Student verifies that the email address provided by CSU is the one they want ToD to use when contacting them with order status information
    • Steps for orders to be printed and picked up at the RO are displayed
    • Student walks through the ToD screens to indicate:
      • who the transcript is to be sent to
      • email / shipping address (a number of schools already have receiving accounts with emails preloaded to select from in ToD)
      • delivery method – electronic via email, printed copy to be mailed
        • If being mailed select shipping options
        • Select work to be included on transcript (‘all work’ for CSU)
      • when to send transcript– now, after grades, after degree conferral
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Current Transcript Process…
  • Transcripts on Demand (cont.)
  • Verify that options selected are correct…
  • Can upload documents to be attached (currently up to five 2MB files)
  • Can add more transcripts to the order (for different recipients, etc…)
  • Checkout – billing address, credit card info (Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc)
  • Receipt showing payment is complete (receipt also emailed…)
  • Place another order, review past orders, or logout
current transcript process delivery options
Current Transcript Process - Delivery Options
  • Electronic Delivery via email notification
  • Printed transcript mailed by eSCRIP-SAFE
    • Variety of shipping options/prices (on later slide)
  • Printed transcript ordered via ToD to be picked up at CSU Registrar’s
  • Office next business day
  • Printed transcript ordered in person – manually generated in Banner by CSU staff and provided to student on the spot
current transcript process automated jobs
Current Transcript Process – Automated Jobs
  • Flat file rec’d from ToD
  • SQL loader program to load table SWLTTOD
  • PL/SQL program to load ToD requests – AREGS620.sql
  • checks for holds, pre-Banner data, field lengths, student pickup, etc…
  • SWBTSSP – table to hold errors
  • SWATSSP – ‘suspense’ form to correct errors
      • Creates misc holds when there is a student pickup as part of order
  • SWTTRAN – transcript request table
  • Oracle Report to generate transcripts (pdf’s) – AREGR610.rex
  • PL/SQL program to mark request as processed – AREGS614.sql
    • releases misc holds for pickup order requests, populates print dates
  • AREGS621.sql – creates status file to send to ToD
  • The status file and transcript files are ftp’d to ToD
  • Other related daily PL/SQL programs
    • AREGS610.sql – creates the accounting report
    • AREGS611.sql – creates the special handling report
    • AREGS613.sql – creates the hold report
current transcript process pricing
Current Transcript Process – Pricing

(Each option includes an $8 CSU transcript fee…)

Transcripts may also be ordered by mail for a fee of $20.00.

Transcripts may be requested in person by the student and printed immediately in the Registrar\'s Office for a fee of $20.00.

transcripts processed july 2012 thru june 2013
Transcripts Processed July 2012 thru June 2013:
  • 29,375 transcripts processed
    • 26,205 via ToDrequests
    • 2,150 letter requests
    • 1,020 counter requests
  • 12,110 sent electronically
    • 3,503 in network
    • 8,607 one timers
  • ~ 12,000 sent via US First Class Mail (by Scrip-Safe)
  • ~ 1,000 sent via US Express Mail Envelope (Scrip-Safe)
  • ~ 800 student pickup orders via ToD ($)
  • ~ 1,020 student pickup orders at the front counter ($)
  • ~ 2,150 mailed out by our office via letter orders ($)
  • Students have a much easier and more efficient way of ordering / obtaining / delivering transcripts
  • Transcripts can get to where they need to be in several hours instead of several days or more
  • Entire process is automated – saving many hours of manual work for university staff
  • Cost savings not only in labor hours, but in paper, ink, toner, envelopes, etc…
  • Less paper being used all around – going greener – saving some trees!
thank you
Thank You!

Matt Smith

[email protected]

Enjoy the Bar-B-Q, and have fun shopping in Old Town!