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academic advising

Since 2017, several universities are making efforts to accept self-reported SAT and ACT test scores during the application process and only require official reports when a student actually enrolls. The individuals pushing for this change have included Gabrielle McColgan, James Murphy, Marie Bigham, and many other contributors. Institutions, like Colby College, have been allowing students to self-report scores since last year, and it works like this: when you fill out your application,...

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The intersection of education and technology offers an exciting opportunity for those with digital skills. Educators and administrators alike can leverage social media marketing to enhance their programs, grow their student body, and improve their enrollment procedures. Whether you’re looking to nurture your student community online or develop your social media channels from scratch the ideas below will help your university attention grow. Recruit high-potential students With the number of students enrolled...

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The overall college enrollment rate has increased since 2000. Different factors, such as changes in the labor market and the economy, may have contributed to this increase. The college enrollment rate is defined as the percentage of 18- to 24-year-olds enrolled as undergraduate or graduate students in 2- or 4-year institutions. Over a more recent time period, the overall college enrollment rate in 2017 was not measurably...

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The process of transferring credits from high school or college to your University is not as easy as it should be. There are stories from nearly every college student, which involves not getting full credit for their transferred classes due to a lack of transparency around the entire process. Due to recent legislation in Texas, this problem was fixed via Senate Bill 25. When it...

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degree planners for your academic career

There are plenty of things in the life of every college student that makes building a clear degree plan slide onto the back burner. Assignments. Tests. Work. Social lives. Not to mention that many degree planners are boring and confusing, to begin with, along with students’ expectations of being guided… this leaves no incentive for students to take control and build a plan until they...

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Meet the team behind DegreeSight, the best degree planning software out there.

57% of students enrolled in college do not graduate after six years. Of that 57%, 33% of them drop out entirely. Recent studies show that students are taking longer than ever to earn their degrees. Four years was the accepted norm, the 5- or 6-year plan has now become something of a standard in colleges and universities across the country. Is this student choice, or does factors beyond their control...

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guided pathways toward degree planning

Guided pathways is an initiative in which colleges and universities create clear maps to graduation for each of their programs. Course sequencing can be complicated. Particularly for populations already at risk for marginalization on campus. And it's not just complicated for students. Even as academic professionals, many of us would have a hard time visiting an unfamiliar .edu website and building a degree plan. One that...

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Degree plan for the graduating class

Across the country, high school seniors are gathering their gowns and mortarboard caps. Graduation is dawning for millions of students, and the path toward what's next might be clear. And it might not be. Even for those who are college-bound, the details can be a little fuzzy. Particularly when it comes to creating a degree plan. For some students, it might be pretty straightforward. Some degree...

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academic advising

At DegreeSight, we know that there are plenty of challenges facing students everyday that affect their ability to graduate on time. And those challenges intensify for part time students. This population has different needs from full time students when it comes to academic advising and degree planning. The gap in persistence and ultimately completion between full time and part time students varies from institution to institution....

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