09 December 2019

College Kickstart Sneak Peek for Independent College Consultants (2020)

Posted in College Kickstart

2020 new selectivity categoryWe're putting the finishing touches on College Kickstart for Independent Consultants and thought we'd give you a sneak peek of what's in store for 2020, including expanded school coverage, new tags for hot majors, refined categorization and list grading, and an enhanced offering for large practices.

 

 

 

 


What's New for Independent Counselors in 2020

Expanded School Coverage

Expanded School Coverage

Our coverage universe expands to 600 institutions in 2020 with the addition of more regional colleges and universities. Over 50 institutions we cover include data on an additional 350 departments to help you get the real lowdown on engineering, business, nursing and other highly selective majors.


New Tags for Hot Majors

New Tags for Hot Majors

New tags have been added to identify schools with strong programs in Data Science, Environmental Science and International Relations.

A new tag has also been added to identify liberal arts colleges offering engineering programs.


Refined Categorization and List Grading

Refined Categorization and List Grading

The 2020 edition of College Kickstart adds a fourth selectivity category for schools admitting over 75% of applicants. Schools falling into this "Least Selective" category will be categorized as Targets or Likelies depending on the student's academic credentials. In addition, list grading has also been refined to allow for lists with high counts of likelies and targets without penalty.

Enhanced Capabilities for Large Practices

Enhanced Capabilities for Large Practices

Designed for organizations with multiple consultants serving 50+ clients each year, the Large Practice Solution makes it easy to consistently guide students and manage expectations across your practice. For 2020, we've enhanced outcomes tracking and reporting:

  • Improved outcomes tracking. Our improved outcomes tracker enables you to track outcomes, need/merit aid received and any special student talents or circumstances that should be noted.
  • More tailored outcomes reporting. We've replaced the fixed set of schools tracked in the outcomes report with your top 30 schools by application.
  • Customizable date ranges. You can now easily generate admission/matriculation summaries based on customizable date ranges. .

That's it for now, stay tuned for details in January.  In the meantime, feel free to learn more about College Kickstart for Counselors, schedule a demo or check out what our customers have to say by clicking on one of the buttons below.