Thursday, April 5, 2007

Old Dominion and Towson Join the Connect! Network

April 5, 2007- It’s been a great start to the month as we announced our partnerships with Old Dominion University, our first university in Virginia, and Towson University, our first university in Maryland. With their leadership and forward-thinking approach, we’re thrilled about building a regional “going to college” network free to all high schools in Virginia and Maryland, as well as welcoming these universities and high schools into our national network. Click here to read the releases.

As Old Dominion and Towson create a paperless admissions office by choosing Connect!, we’re looking forward to introducing Connect! to their feeder high schools. ConnectEdu’s current models are demonstrating that over 30% of their feeder high schools will adopt Connect! within 12 months and that within 34 months over 85% of their feeder high schools will be participating. In partnership with engaged colleges and universities, ConnectEdu has demonstrated an ability to bring high schools into the Connect! network at an unprecedented rate.

Perhaps of greatest value is that these high schools and colleges have been given the option to choose to participate in the Connect! network on their own timeline. This approach also avoids state-wide mandates which have demonstrated that they do not work and struggle to drive high school adoption.

Our philosophy at ConnectEdu is that a quality solution, great customer service and engaged college partners will cause high schools to adopt a college planning solution much quicker than state-wide mandates and restrictive solution contracts.

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