The platform seeks to simplify the engagement between potential college students and schools by ‘flipping the script’ on conventional utility processes.
“Making use of for faculties and scholarships might be overwhelming for a lot of college students, particularly those that are the primary of their households to attend school or making use of to US faculties from abroad,” EAB president, Advertising and marketing and Enrollment Options, Chris Marett stated in an announcement.
“The Concourse platform makes it straightforward for college students to interact with schools and obtain a number of enrolment and monetary assist provides inside a couple of days of making a profile.
“Concourse additionally solves a significant downside for schools and universities, enabling them to diversify their pupil our bodies by competing for these extremely sought-after college students.”
Concourse CEO Joe Morrison reiterated that the conventional school utility and admissions mannequin “works properly for a lot of however not all college students”.
The platform permits college students to construct profiles with their faculty counsellors and the expertise then matches the profile with related establishments. The establishments then make “aggressive” admission and scholarship provides to college students.
“What’s thrilling about this partnership is the robust mission alignment,” Morrison advised The PIE, who will keep on at EAB to steer the Concourse crew.
“With EAB’s relationships, sources, and help, we plan to speed up our work bringing larger schooling alternatives to college students in all places on the planet,” he defined.
EAB and Concourse beforehand collaborated on the Greenlight Match initiative in 2021 for first-generation college students and candidates from low-income households to create free profiles.
“With our Greenlight Match program for underserved college students and our World Match program for worldwide college students, college students obtain a number of provides and details about school prices early within the school utility course of, which boosts their confidence and helps them plan their funds,” Morrison added.
The pilot generated some 2,000 admission provides and over $135 million in scholarship and monetary assist provides to greater than 650 native college students within the Chicago space.
In 2021, the platform additionally partnered with Amala Schooling in a bid to spice up entry to larger schooling for refugees and displaced peoples.
A yr after its launch, Concourse had already on boarded some 150 excessive faculties in 40 international locations, later starting an settlement with the Council of Worldwide Faculties.
“[The platform] helps college students and oldsters study extra about universities that they might not have earlier thought-about,” CIS govt director Jane Larsson advised The PIE Information on the time.
“We can assist many extra college students attend school yearly”
EAB has now introduced that the Greenlight Match for US college students might be expanded to embody six extra metropolitan areas: Atlanta; Dallas; Houston; Minneapolis/St. Paul; New York Metropolis; and Philadelphia, with the intention of serving to greater than 13,000 aspiring school college students within the subsequent yr.
“EAB has deep relationships with hundreds of faculties and greater than 1,500 community-based organisations,” Marett added.
“By combining Concourse’s daring imaginative and prescient and groundbreaking expertise with EAB’s intensive community and data of the schooling sector, we can assist many extra college students attend school yearly.”