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Tip of the Week: The Anatomy of a Transcript

Did you know? College transcripts help Registry staff validate your formal education for the purposes of Career Ladder placement. However, in some cases, the transcripts that you provide and/or the coursework/degrees listed on your transcripts, may not be accepted. These are the most common reasons why:

  • Your name and/or student ID was not printed on the transcript(s). We are unable to verify that the transcripts belong to you without your name being included.
  • Coursework and/or degree was completed at a non-accredited school. Aligning with the best practices of the National Workforce Registry Alliance, we only accept courses and degrees earned at an accredited school. Click here to determine whether your school is accredited.
  • Some of the courses listed are not considered ECE. Completion of ECE courses can directly affect your Career Ladder level placement. In order for a course to be considered ECE and/or ECE-related, there must be a direct correlation between the course content and Early Childhood (specifically ages 0-8). This will be determined by the course number as well as the course title.
  • ECE courses will apply toward Career Ladder placement only when a grade of “C” or better has been earned. Because courses with a grade of “D” or below are not counted toward degrees at colleges and universities, they also do not count toward Career Ladder placement. 

Feel free to contact our office if you have any questions about the transcript review and acceptance policies.