On November 9, James Ward Solving will present on Stranded Credits at the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) Annual Conference.


In this session we hope to introduce the issue of stranded credits, or credits students cannot access due to unpaid balances that result in a transcript hold. We estimate roughly 6.6 million students across the country may currently have stranded credits. Three presenters will share information and new research on the scope of the problem and how it impacts students’ educational and professional trajectories. Presenters will cover the current and proposed solutions and then facilitate roundtable discussions that focus on these interventions. In these discussions, session participants will consider the incentives these solutions produce for various stakeholders, brainstorm and develop new approaches to this growing problem, and build a network of individuals seeking to address the issue.