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Communication: The Key to Future Community College Success

5,114,013 students are enrolled in 2-year institutions across the United States in Spring 2019 according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. The impact that community colleges are having on these students is note-worthy.

RepVisits: A Year in Review

The 2018-2019 school year was another year of growth for RepVisits. The number of high schools utilizing the tool grew by 27% to 3,600 schools and the number of appointments scheduled throughout the year grew 36%.

Best Practice Ideas to Make the Most of Your Intersect Connections

We’ve talked to a number of Naviance ActiveMatch customers who said they weren’t doing anything special with the students who opt-in to connecting with their institutions. In some cases, they don’t even import the names of students who have connected with them via ActiveMatch, because “the student is already in our inquiry database.”

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.

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.

You’ve Joined the Hobsons Counselor Community – Now What?

Can you name every high school and school counselor in your territory? Aside from the day that you visit a school, do you know what’s happening on those campuses throughout the year? When you need more information about a school to evaluate an applicant, or when a counselor needs information to better assess whether a student would be a good fit for your college, is it easy to engage with your colleagues on the other side of the desk? These are some of the questions we wanted to address by creating the Hobsons Counselor Community.

The Importance of Building Counselor Connections

Erica White, the school counselor who founded RepVisits.com and now serves as a Product Manager at Hobsons, explains how building relationships with those on the other side of the desk helped her students enroll in colleges where they would thrive and reach their educational goals.

RepVisits Joins Hobsons

Hobsons acquires RepVisits to expand access to college opportunities for high school students.

Admit It. College Admissions is Broken.

By understanding student’s interests and strengths, college admissions professionals can focus on finding those students that will be successful, and not just those students that meet minimum requirements for admissions.

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