National Student Clearinghouse Introduces NSC SecurePrint for Secure, Automated Transcript Printing

University of Montana Registrar’s Office, Clearinghouse
Partnership Leads to Improved Student Service and Money Saved

HERNDON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#AACRAO–The National Student Clearinghouse announced today NSC
, the only print fulfillment service using a
FISMA-certified and SOC 2-compliant high security facility to process,
print, and mail transcripts for colleges and universities.

“With NSC SecurePrint, colleges and universities can print without
sacrificing the security of their students’ information and the
credibility of their transcripts,” said Jonell Sanchez, Vice President
of Education Services, National Student Clearinghouse.

With NSC
, every ordering and fulfillment step is automated and
secure. Transcripts are personalized for higher education institutions
and incorporate their seal, logo, registrar’s signature, and more. We
then embed the transcripts with multiple security features and deliver
them, along with any approved student attachments, in tamper-evident
envelopes to prevent fraud.

NSC SecurePrint integrates easily with each of the National Student
Clearinghouse’s FAST,
FASTER and FASTEST transcript solutions
to provide an unbeatable
combination of security and automation that scales to meet the needs of
all size enrollments.

The University of Montana served as a beta school to test the new,
secure, automated service. “My staff and I spoke last year with the
Clearinghouse’s Regional Director Dannette Sullivan about being a beta
school because we’ve been using the Clearinghouse’s electronic
transcript service for a while,” said Montana Registrar Joe Hickman.
“Printing transcripts was one of our slowest services. I was employing
three people to do nothing but process transcripts at that time and mail
them out.

“So we looked at the service, thought about what it could do for us,
tested it and immediately realized what a boon it was going to be for
our students. Suddenly students were going to get tracking with all of
their mail transcripts, something we couldn’t provide. When I was
printing the paper transcript in-house, I was losing money every time I
sent a paper transcript out. Now, our students are not only getting
faster service but also it’s costing me less not only in labor but also
in supplies. It’s fundamentally changed the nature of our office.

“Because of the National Student Clearinghouse, I now have staff that
are doing software testing instead so we are looking for ways to make a
more dynamic credential, co-curricular transcripts, and other innovative
efforts. Now, I am banking money, looking at new software purchases and
becoming a 21st century office.

“As we are going through these kind of novel processes whether
electronic or printed transcripts, having the Clearinghouse as a partner
that we can call and say, ‘Here are the issues we see, can you help our
students, our alums, and my staff through this?’ goes a long way in
serving our community and my staff.”

The National Student Clearinghouse will hold a webinar on Wednesday,
November 15, at 1 pm, ET, for colleges and universities to learn about
the many benefits of NSC SecurePrint. Clearinghouse staff will walk
through NSC SecurePrint’s extensive security features, flexible delivery
options, and the ways to configure the service for individual
institutions. Colleges and universities administrators should register
now for the November 15 webinar!

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.

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

Through its verification, electronic exchange, and reporting services,
the Clearinghouse saves the education community cumulatively over $750
million 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. The Clearinghouse has
signed the Student Privacy Pledge and is the first recipient of’s FERPA compliance badge, which was awarded to its
StudentTracker for High Schools service.

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National Student Clearinghouse
Todd Sedmak, 703-742-4837