June 19, 2007- Word is spreading fast about Connect! and as a result, The Connect! Network of college-bound students is growing by leaps and bounds. In just one year, the number of college-bound students using Connect! to manage their college preparation, search, application and financial aid process has grown from 15,000 to 250,000 students. From rural towns in Maine, to urban districts in Michigan, to metropolitan communities in California, students are engaged and using Connect! to plan their college path.
In fact, over the past month the average Connect! student has been visiting Connect! twice per week and spending over 20 min. per visit. Many of these visitors are juniors (rising seniors) that are busy determining their college lists, planning campus visits and finalizing summer activities. With Connect!, these students will be able to utilize the platform each of the subsequent stages in their college application, financial aid, decision making and matriculation process.
And, with over 300 more high schools scheduled to deploy Connect! to their juniors and seniors in the Fall, we expect many more students to begin getting Connect!-ed and making informed college choices.