ASET utilizes MyCreds™ platform, optimizing applicant transcript receival
27, Apr, 2022
In a move to improve the certification application process, ASET has a new channel for receiving student transcripts. Students and other applicants can now directly share their transcripts with ASET, via a service called MyCreds™.
The tool is a national, shared service and platform owned by the Association of Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada (ARUCC). Created by the colleges and universities, it gives students and graduates access to something called a learner credential wallet.
This wallet is secure, online and password protected. Using it, applicants can view and share verified and official transcripts, credentials and academic documents in a digitized format. These materials can be accessed on a 24/7 basis, anytime, anywhere. The documents themselves are cryptographically signed, easy to send, and do not require further verification.
ASET originally learned of the MyCreds™ service through SAIT, who themselves had adopted the system, said ASET Registrar and Director of Practice Melanie Leaf. This decision was reinforced by the considerable time it takes transcripts to traditionally get into the hands of applicants.
“We had noted that there was a significant delay from the time when a C.Tech. or C.E.T. applicant requested official transcripts from the post-secondary institute, to when the official transcripts were received via mail. That delay would often be quite significant, which would delay the entire C.Tech./C.E.T. application process,” Leaf explained.
Now that MyCreds™ is in place, she predicted it would expedite that part of the process. “It should reduce the delay and allow applicants to complete their C.Tech./C.E.T. application in a timelier manner,” Leaf said.