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Student Survey Reports Mixed Preferences on Technology in Admissions

mobile-698624_640A Royall & Company survey of college-bound students concerning communications preferences found that students are willing to receive texts reminding them about deadlines and responding to their questions, but not about more general information. Read the rest of this entry »

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U.S. PIRG Issues Report on Impact of Textbooks on College Costs

book-1091627_640The U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) has issued a report, Covering the Cost, which examines the impact of textbook costs on college affordability. Read the rest of this entry »

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Introducing the New My Dashboard

Choosing a college or university is one of the most important choices a high school student will make. Unfortunately, it’s not an easy decision! With so many schools to choose from, students can become overwhelmed or overlook colleges that are a great fit. That’s why Cappex has launched a brand-new dashboard that recommends colleges and universities based on a student’s personal preferences.Email-Header-600x300

Different factors weigh into the college search process. Some students want to stay close to home while others are concerned about the availability of their prospective major. Narrowing down the list of schools that fit into a student’s criteria hasn’t always been easy until now.

The new Cappex dashboard allows students to see which schools fit their location preference and offer the majors they’re considering. Those who want to major in public relations and live in the Midwest may see Loyola University Chicago and the University of Central Missouri while students who want to study anthropology in the Northeast will see schools like Drexel University and Amherst College. This gives them the opportunity to see all the schools that match their preferences in one place and learn about schools they may have never heard of or considered.

Check out the new My Dashboard tool and let us know what you think!

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