Ball State challenges ruling on transcripts

Published: .
Updated: .

Ball State University wants the Indiana Supreme Court to hear its challenge of a court ruling that would require it to release transcripts of students who leave the school before paying their tuition in full.

A Lake County judge last year ordered the university to release the transcript in the case of a student who enrolled in 2011 but withdrew the following spring. The Indiana Court of Appeals dismissed Ball State's appeal in the case of Jordan Irons.

Ball State spokeswoman Joan Todd tells The Star Press the university's policy calls for withholding official college transcripts until debts are paid in full. She says unpaid tuition and fee billing totaled $9.5 million for fiscal year 2012-2013.

Irons says she can't enroll at Indiana University Northwest without her transcript.

Information from: The Star Press

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)