SAN DIEGO, CA, July 13, 2022 – The University of Southern California (USC) is taking its long-lasting partnership with CollegeSource to the next level and expanding its use of uAchieve Degree Audit by moving to the cloud, CollegeSource today announced. By upgrading to uAchieve in the Cloud, USC will receive the most sophisticated degree audit and transfer articulation engine in the market with a modern user interface that can automatically manage increased credential production.
Since becoming a client, USC has heavily relied on CollegeSource to manage its increasingly complex transfer articulation and degree audit processes to ensure students are awarded credits deserved based on a tight integration between CollegeSource’s Transfer Evaluation System (TES) and uAchieve. With 5,000+ transfer credit evaluations each year, USC is able to automatically track and evaluate the transfer credit for 100 percent of the coursework in its self-service transfer engine.
“CollegeSource has continued to deliver time and again, from Transfer Articulation (TA) in uAchieve to TES, which has been a game-changer for the entire institution, especially during the onset of the pandemic,” said Matt Bemis, associate registrar at USC. “Based on our longstanding ‘marriage’ with CollegeSource, we’re incredibly excited to shift our heavily relied upon degree audit and transfer articulation engine to the cloud.”
USC’s migration to the cloud will offer the institution greater security, scalability, control, stability and unparalleled feedback experience through activity reports. Additionally, USC will be able to view the number of users accessing the system, how they’re accessing it, users’ sessions, time of day and the most popular pages. They’ll also have access to the number of audits run, the type of audit and the average speed of audits providing the institution further insights into critical systems needed to help students and advisors daily. USC will also have access to Degree Discovery, allowing the institution to help students uncover degrees and credentials that wouldn’t have been known otherwise.
“We continue to be impressed with USC’s unique optimization of our full suite of solutions and are thrilled to continue the partnership as they move to the cloud,” said Kerry Cooper, CEO of CollegeSource. “Their work to ensure students’ incoming courses from transfer get the proper evaluation deserved and setting up current students for a clearer path toward graduation is commendable in the higher ed community.”
CollegeSource uAchieve is a comprehensive degree audit solution that ensures students and advisors have the information needed to make informed education decisions along their path of earning degrees and credentials. Tailored reports illustrate each student’s progress and outlines the remaining courses and other requirements needed to graduate. It also offers robust transfer articulation and evaluation capabilities to ensure all transfer credits are captured and accurately represented.
To take the guesswork out of transfer credit decisions, CollegeSource TES empowers higher education professionals to quickly research and locate course descriptions, route and track all transfer evaluation tasks to faculty and administration, and manage and communicate course equivalencies. With 130+ million courses compiled and maintained by CollegeSource, TES employs powerful algorithms to generate lists of likely equivalencies between institutions.
For more information on CollegeSource’s uAchieve solution, please visit: https://www.collegesource.com/products/uachieve/
CollegeSource is the higher education industry’s trusted provider of transfer and degree achievement solutions. For 50 years, CollegeSource has led market-changing transformation by inventing and investing in technology solutions that aid the staff and students of higher education in their quest to plan and complete academic careers. As the archiver of the nation’s extensive higher education course catalogs, CollegeSource’s degree audit, academic planning, and transfer credit evaluation solutions are depended on by more than 2,000 institutions and millions of individuals worldwide. Founded and led by higher education and technology veterans, CollegeSource is a privately-held company based in San Diego with offices in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information, please visit collegesource.com.
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