29 November 2017

College Kickstart Sneak Peek for Independent College Counselors (2018)

Posted in College Kickstart

2018 new assuredadmissionWe're putting the finishing touches on College Kickstart for Independent Counselors and thought we'd give you a sneak peek of what's in store for 2018, including expanded assured admissions coverage, more flexible personalized plan printing and a 15 student plan.

 


What's New for Independent Counselors in 2018

Expanded School Coverage

Expanded School Coverage

Our coverage universe expands to over 450 institutions in 2018 with the addition of more regional colleges and the major service academies. Keep those suggestions coming!


Assured Admission

Assured Admission

Assured (guaranteed) admission is now handled for 25 public universities, including Washington State, the University of Nevada (Las Vegas and Reno), Arizona State and a myriad of Texas institutions. When a student's combination of residency, class rank, GPA and/or test scores satisfy a college's assured admission criteria, the school is categorized as a likely on the student's list and identified as an assured admission school. Links are also provided to check the "fine print" and ensure curriculum requirements have been satisfied.


More MixFixer™ Filters

More MixFixer™ Filters

We've added two new special filters to MixFixer™ to make it even easier to dial in on likely, target and reach schools to round out your list: one for schools with no application fee and one for schools with test optional admissions policies.


Simplified Tag Access

Simplified Tag Access

A new tag icon makes it easy to access all available tags. Use it to find schools with common characteristics (e.g. Ivy, Jesuit), schools that are test optional and/or schools with good STEM or business programs.


Enhanced Grading and Commentary

Enhanced Grading and Commentary

We continue to refine our grading system to capture more nuance. Given how competitive admissions has become, we've upped the number of likely schools we're looking for in an ideal list from one to two. If your list gets too large, we'll now also start to account for this in the list grade and suggest where to prune your list.


New Subscription Tiers

New Subscription Tiers

We’re pleased to introduce new 15 and 60 student versions of College Kickstart for Counselors to make it easier to scale. These versions are available for $1,575 and $3,800 respectively per application season, with an additional 20% professional discount available for HECA members.


Greater Plan Printing Flexibility

Greater Plan Printing Flexibility

We've added more flexibility to our popular personalized plan generator. For those of you who require all students to have their applications complete in advance of the winter holidays, you'll now be able to exclude the Action Plan section from the report. As always, all College Kickstart for Counselors subscribers licensed for 10 or more students will be able to take advantage of our PDF plan generator. The report closely follows the format of our web application and can be customized with your logo and tailored commentary for your students.

Your Brand

Your Brand

Deliver professional-quality college plans with your logo and custom commentary
Assumptions and Findings

Assumptions and Findings

Summarize plan assumptions and findings
List Check

List Check

Assess the college list for balance and odds of success
Early Admission

Early Admission

Help your client capitalize on early admission to skew odds more in their favor
Action Plan

Action Plan

Create an action plan to minimize wasted motion
Plan Summary

Plan Summary

Summarize overall plan recommendations
Key Application Requirements

Key Application Requirements

Provide key application requirements for each school in your client's list
Need-Based Financial Aid

Need-Based Financial Aid

Consider need-based financial aid as part of the plan
Merit-Based Financial Aid

Merit-Based Financial Aid

Consider institutional merit scholarship opportunities as part of the plan

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.