Dr. David Pelham to Present on Reverse Transfer at 2014 AACRAO Strategic Enrollment Management Conference

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Will Discuss Opportunities to Award Up to Two Million Associate Degrees through National Student Clearinghouse’s Reverse Transfer Project

Dr. David Pelham, Vice President, Higher Education Development and Client Relations at the National Student Clearinghouse will present details on the Clearinghouse’s new national Reverse Transfer project at the 2014 AACRAO Strategic Enrollment Management Conference in Los Angeles. The Clearinghouse’s Reverse Transfer project, which was recently awarded a Lumina Foundation grant, is the first national automated solution for exchanging reverse transfer student data.

Reverse transfer of credits occurs when a four-year institution transfers student credits back to any two-year institution from which an eligible student has transferred. As many as two million eligible students could be awarded associate degrees through the Clearinghouse initiative.

In his presentation, “The National Student Clearinghouse’s Reverse Transfer Project: Working to Solve Reverse Transfer Issues Across the Country,” Dr. Pelham will discuss the benefits represented by the initiative to both students and institutions and its potential for improving national higher educational outcomes. Dr. Pelham will present on Tuesday, October 28 at 2:15 pm, PT.

The 2014 AACRAO Strategic Enrollment Management Conference will be held from October 26-29 at JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE.

About the National Student Clearinghouse®
The National Student Clearinghouse (a nonprofit formed in 1993) is the trusted source for and leading provider of higher education verifications and electronic education record exchanges, handling more than 700 million verification requests and over 250 million education record exchanges annually. The Clearinghouse serves as a single point of contact for the collection and timely exchange of accurate and comprehensive enrollment, degree, and certificate records on behalf of its more than 3,600 participating higher education institutions, which represent 98 percent of all students in public and private U.S. institutions. The Clearinghouse also provides thousands of high schools and districts with continuing collegiate enrollment, progression, and completion statistics on their alumni.

Through its verification, electronic exchange, and reporting services, the Clearinghouse saves the education community cumulatively over $500 million dollars annually. Most Clearinghouse services are provided to colleges and universities at little or no charge, including enhanced transcript and research services, enabling institutions to redistribute limited staff and budget resources to more important student service efforts. Clearinghouse services are designed to facilitate an institution’s compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, The Higher Education Act, and other applicable laws.

In addition, the Clearinghouse provides accurate, timely enrollment and degree verifications to student loan providers, employers, student credit issuers, the U.S. Department of Education, and others who access its registry more than half a billion times annually.

For more information, visit http://www.studentclearinghouse.org.

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