Transforming Student Success with Achieving the Dream

Howard Bell, Senior Vice President and Starfish General Manager, shares his experience at the recent Achieving the Dream Integrated Advising & Support Institute.

Connecting the Dots

As almost everyone involved in the college application process knows, a CEEB code (short for College Entrance Examination Board) is a unique code assigned to high schools and colleges to ensure that test scores, transcripts and other application documents are submitted to the right institutions. A CEEB code identifies the institution the student comes from as well as where they are going.

Anxiety for Admissions Leaders – and Some Light at the End of the Tunnel

College admissions may be a cyclical profession, but it’s never a boring one. There is a certain comfort in the progression of the recruitment cycle – fall’s campus events and college fairs, winter’s focus on and admission decisions, and the weeks of individual outreach and campus events each spring to obtain the best yield and meet enrollment goals.

To Withdraw or Not to Withdraw?

A look at the varying effects of course withdrawals for first-year students.

Results from the 2016 Admissions “Road Warriors” Survey

The unsung heroes of the fall have to be the admissions staff members who are up before dawn to drive to their first high school of the day, and who then proceed to visit three or four more high schools before heading to an evening college fair…five days a week. If that sounds like you, you’ll want to read our report – To Lunch or Not to Lunch – based on Hobsons’ 2016 Road Warriors Survey.

New Report Examines Key Predictors of Community College Student Success

The American Council on Education’s (ACE) Center for Policy Research and Strategy (CPRS), with support from Hobsons, released a report that examines key predictors of credential completion among direct-from-high school community college students.

The Value of Peer-Reviewed Research for Student Success

Hobsons is committed to conducting original research on questions of student success with our members and partners. Like any researchers, we are especially proud when our research is published in peer-reviewed journals. Take a look at our most-recent published research.

Re-thinking Search for College Recruitment

The fall recruitment season is already in full swing, and many admissions offices are busy building their inquiry pools for students entering in fall 2018 and beyond. Some of you are gearing up for a Senior Search purchase of 100,000 names more. Others are planning for Search purchases of sophomores and juniors from ACT, College Board, NRCCUA, and other vendors that will top 200,000 names.

Congratulations to the 2017 Education Advances Award Winners for Student Success

We were pleased to recognize the winners of the 2017 Education Advances Award for Student Success Award.

Introducing Starfish 7: Our Fully Integrated Student Success Solution

Updates to the Starfish Enterprise Success Platform Leverage Predictive Analytics to Empower Colleges to Improve Student Retention and Completion

Starfish Hackathon: Going Mobile

Our most recent hackathon marked a special milestone for Starfish.

NSI 2017: Your Checklist and Things to Know Before You Go!

With Naviance Summer Institute 2017 only a couple weeks away, we want to make sure that you are prepared to have an awesome conference experience. We've outlined a quick checklist and packing tips to make the most of your time at NSI.

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