The platform seeks to simplify the engagement between potential college students and faculties 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 mentioned in a press release.
“The Concourse platform makes it simple for college students to have interaction with faculties and obtain a number of enrolment and monetary support affords inside just a few days of making a profile.
“Concourse additionally solves a significant downside for faculties 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 effectively for a lot of however not all college students”.
The platform permits college students to construct profiles with their college counsellors and the expertise then matches the profile with related establishments. The establishments then make “aggressive” admission and scholarship affords 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 increased training alternatives to college students all over the place on the earth,” 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 International Match program for worldwide college students, college students obtain a number of affords 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 affords and over $135 million in scholarship and monetary support affords to greater than 650 native college students within the Chicago space.
In 2021, the platform additionally partnered with Amala Training in a bid to spice up entry to increased training for refugees and displaced peoples.
A 12 months after its launch, Concourse had already on boarded some 150 excessive faculties in 40 nations, later starting an settlement with the Council of Worldwide Faculties.
“[The platform] helps college students and oldsters study extra about universities that they could not have earlier thought-about,” CIS government 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 purpose of serving to greater than 13,000 aspiring school college students within the subsequent 12 months.
“EAB has deep relationships with 1000’s 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 information of the training sector, we can assist many extra college students attend school yearly.”