Social Security Numbers and TranscriptsMon, 05 Feb 2007 by Aaron Titus
Though most colleges and universities no longer use the Social Security Number as the Student ID, financial, lending, and some hold-out colleges regrettably use the SSN as a convenient, but unnecessary identifying number. Because of the sensitive nature of the SSN, a few states, including New York, have outlawed placing the Social Security Number on official University documents, including transcripts; professionals and government officials uniformly warn of the dangers of disseminating a SSN. Notwithstanding, a student's name, Social Security Number, and birth date appears on a distinct minority of nationally ranked school's transcripts and students are not given the option to hide this sensitive information.
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- January 2007 Survey of Nationally Ranked University Registrars
- By January 2007, only ¼ of nationally ranked universities placed student SSNs on their transcripts, without allowing students to hide or withhold it.
- 2003 AACRAO National Registrar Survey
- In 2003, more than ¾ of national colleges & universities reported using the SSN on transcripts, to AACRAO.
- The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
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