In the academic sector, the unique identification of students results in the issuance of an Academic Privacy Number (APN). The APN enables students to be uniquely identified and confirmed in varied academic settings, including schools, higher education institutions, online universities, testing organizations and professional certification bodies.
Protect Student Identity & Safeguard Privacy
Students are given a personal firewall to protect them from identity fraud. The APN separates the identity of the student from information such academic, financial and medical information, enabling identity confirmation while protecting privacy.
Enterprise Wide Strategy
The APN applies across the education enterprise, including departments and colleges, student services and activities, healthcare services and facilities, and on-campus housing. Identity processes are streamlined across the enterprise, providing operational efficiencies and cost savings without compromising security and privacy.
Risk & Compliance
APNs enable educational institutions to comply with HIPAA privacy and security rules, FACTA and the Red Flags Rule to protect students from identity fraud and safeguard privacy. Colleges are able to implement advanced identity confirmation technologies as required by the Higher Education Opportunities Act to ensure the identity of individuals and prevent fraud such as ‘proxy’ or ‘ringer’ test-taking.
New Internal Capabilities
The APN provides new internal capabilities for schools, streamlining processes related to student identity. The APN remains with the individual regardless of changes in name or school and simplifies processes to confirm students as they move through college entrance exams, admission, coursework and exams, graduate admissions tests such as the GMAT, LSAT and MCAT, continuing education and professional certifications.