Naviance by Hobsons Highlights Recent SuperMatch Product Updates at the 2018 NACAC National Conference

Recent Updates to SuperMatch Enable Naviance Students to Find Their Best Match and Fit Postsecondary Institution

SALT LAKE CITY, September 27, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Naviance, is pleased to announce a series of updates made to the SuperMatch feature within Naviance Student. Members of the Naviance team will highlight the recently added, highly requested features in a presentation tomorrow at the 2018 NACAC National Conference.

SuperMatch, a college search feature within Naviance, was updated this August as part of the new student-facing platform, Naviance Student. Throughout the 2017-18 school year, Naviance students conducted 36 million searches in SuperMatch.

Over 20 new search filters were added to the tool, enabling high school students to more easily find their best-fit education institutions. New search filters include application deadlines, minors offered, online learning opportunities, average class sizes, tuition costs, support offered for learning disabilities, LGBTQ+ inclusivity, and more.

The new SuperMatch college search tool makes it even easier for students to explore their options and discover colleges that are a fit with what they are looking for in a college experience and a match with their academic profile. Institutions matched with a student are now given a “fit” score for students to better understand how that institution aligns with the entered search criteria. Academic match results are provided with each matched institution to help students gauge if that institution is a reach, match, or safety based on their GPA, SAT and ACT scores.

Onboarding modules enable students to have a self-paced SuperMatch experience. Over 50 tool tips are now included throughout SuperMatch to help students understand common - and not so common - college terminology.

“The Hobsons team is extremely proud to share these product updates with the many high school and college admissions counselors at the 2018 NACAC Conference,” said Monica Morrell, General Manager of Naviance by Hobsons. “We spent the past year researching what students and counselors want in a college search tool and are incredibly excited to provide a new more engaging and intuitive SuperMatch experience. There are now more data points, search filters and features to help students compare colleges and make educated decisions regarding their best post-secondary fit.”

Naviance provides information and resources that enable school counselors, teachers, students, and parents to engage in meaningful conversations about how to assess a student’s options after high school. It also allows them to explore, apply to, and enroll in a postsecondary path that is a best fit for the student, based on education and career goals, learning style, and personal preferences regarding where and how they would like to continue their education. The platform arms students and their families with information on the true cost of a particular college, based on their own family income, and allows them to explore scholarship and financial aid opportunities.

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About Hobsons

A leader in education technology, Hobsons helps more than 15 million students to identify their strengths, explore careers, match to best-fit educational opportunities, create academic plans, and reach their education and life goals. More than 13,000 K-12 and higher education institutions partner with Hobsons and leverage our expertise and our solutions -- Naviance, Intersect, and Starfish -- to improve college and career readiness, college recruiting and admissions, and higher education student success to support millions of students. Our leading college and career readiness platform Naviance was named the 2017 and 2018 SIIA CODiE Award winner in the Best College and Career Readiness Solution category.


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