College Illinois Transcript Exchange (CITE)
Attention Students: The information on this page describes the process by which Illinois high schools can participate in the College Illinois Transcript Exchange. Students who wish to request that their academic transcripts be sent to their prospective college(s) should contact their high school guidance counselor for assistance.
The College Illinois Transcript Exchange (CITE), through Parchment Exchange enables the electronic exchange of transcript information for Illinois students.
Launched in fall 2011, the service provides the opportunity for students to request that transcripts be sent electronically to the college(s) of their choice. To protect the privacy and confidentiality of transcript data, documents are sent through a secure transcript service in compliance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
The CITE service is free of charge when transcripts are sent electronically to the following:
- Monetary Award Program (MAP)-approved Illinois colleges and
- participating colleges in Midwest Higher Education Compact (MHEC) states.
A discounted cost will be incurred for transcripts sent electronically to non MAP-approved Illinois colleges and colleges outside the MHEC states.
To learn about CITE, prior to registering your school, we encourage you to attend an informational webinar. Monthly webinars are offered at 10 a.m. (CT) on the first and third Wednesday of each month.
Discussion items for the webinar include the activation process and participation agreements.
In order to register your high school to participate, visit the online registration page of the Parchment Exchange site. Complete the information and, when prompted, electronically sign the User Services Agreement for your school. Once the registration process is completed, a confirmation screen will appear that will provide you with the phone number to call in order to schedule your installation appointment, bringing your high school one step closer to sending transcripts electronically.
Colleges that have registered to receive transcripts via the College Illinois Transcript Exchange (CITE) through Parchment Exchange are listed in the link below. A list of high schools that register to send electronic transcripts via CITE will be available soon.