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This article appeared in the Aug. 13, 2019, issue of the student newsletter.
Picture this: It's 10 p.m. on a Friday, and you're applying for a new job — or maybe even a scholarship that will help you transition to a four-year university. You're almost ready to submit your application, but you still need to add an official transcript from one of the colleges of DCCCD. The application deadline is midnight. What do you do?
In the past, most transcript requests at the colleges of DCCCD needed to be processed by the Registrar's Office during business hours. Students who needed transcripts after hours or on weekends were often left without any immediate options. Sometimes students missed out on important opportunities like scholarships or jobs because they couldn't get official transcripts when they needed them.
Now, students at each of the colleges of DCCCD can access their full academic records whenever they need them and from any location, as long as they have internet access.
All students who are enrolled in credit classes at one or more of the colleges of DCCCD should have received an official email with instructions and additional information about accessing the GreenLight website using a unique enrollment code.
Once you have your enrollment code, you can log in to the GreenLight website to create your GreenLight account. Then, you can verify and activate your account in order to request a digital version of your transcript, which can be sent electronically to any institution via email.
"As a DCCCD student/employee, I was thrilled to hear about the new transcript request process using GreenLight," said Angela Bryant, a DCCCD employee who also takes classes as a student at North Lake College. "The service is very intuitive, and after registering my enrollment code, I completed the transcript request process in less than 20 minutes!"
Angela is one of nearly 3,700 students who registered with GreenLight since the service launched on July 8. The GreenLight system processed more than 3,200 transcript requests for students at the colleges of DCCCD during the first three weeks as well.
"Generally speaking, the GreenLight service is a game changer when it comes to requesting a transcript," said Angela. Her excitement is shared by DCCCD administrators, too.
"GreenLight is a revolutionary tool for students," said Dr. Pamela Luckett, deputy chief innovations officer. "It moves us closer to achieving the chancellor's vision to put students in control of their academic records and the transcript request process. We are working to remove barriers and improve student success."
The colleges of DCCCD partnered with GreenLight specifically to give students ownership of their records and to give them fast, free access to their transcripts.
So, if you need a transcript in a hurry, whether it's 10 p.m. on a Saturday or 10 a.m. on a Monday, you can access your complete academic record from the colleges of DCCCD online through GreenLight.
If you are a student who has taken at least one class for credit, you can log in to eConnect to retrieve your enrollment code. Just scroll down the page to "My Personal Information," then click the "Get my GreenLight Enrollment Code" link to retrieve your unique enrollment code and read additional directions for signing up with GreenLight.
GreenLight enrollment codes are specific to each student and can only be used one time to set up a GreenLight account. Visit the GreenLight website for more information about this new service.
If you'd like to learn more about obtaining official transcripts from one of the colleges of DCCCD, please visit our website.
Note: GreenLight does not provide official, printed transcripts. If you need printed copies of your official transcript, you will need to go to your college's Admissions/Registrar's Office or request one online through Credentials Solutions.