An Introduction to College Partnerships for College Success Programs

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When supporting students’ college persistence, it’s important to recognize where your goals overlap with those of their institution and how you can partner effectively. Most college success programs are exceptionally responsive to their students’ needs, but their services are unlikely to match the breadth of offerings at a college campus. Imagine if your advisors had […]

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Free Resource: Know Your Students With the College Plans Survey

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Consider the factors that can impact a student’s college persistence, and it’s clear that one-size-fits-all advising won’t cut it. Providing effective support begins with knowing each student as an individual — their goals and motivations, concerns heading into the semester, and personal circumstances and responsibilities outside of school. The College Plans Survey requests information directly […]

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How to Use Surveys to Support College Student Mental Health

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The beginning of the fall semester is likely to leave many college students feeling vulnerable. Amid public health concerns, social isolation, and increasing financial insecurity, along with a national reckoning when it comes to racial inequity, many students have struggled with anxiety and depression in recent months. As coronavirus cases spike across the country, college […]

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5 Tips to Support College Students through COVID-19

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From campus closures to virtual learning, to the emotional toll of these uncertain times, it would be difficult to overstate the impact of COVID-19 on our college students. There was certainly no playbook for those supporting students through these unprecedented circumstances, but we’ve been inspired to see so many organizations rise to the challenge to […]

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Free Resource: Improving Financial Literacy for College

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For students who plan to pursue a college degree, the final years of high school can feel like information overload, from rigorous coursework to campus visits and test prep, requesting recommendation letters and managing application deadlines. When it comes to financial preparations for college, the conversation often begins and ends with one word – FAFSA. […]

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GradSnapp in Action: Bright Foundation

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We are proud to partner with practitioners supporting students to college graduation. In this blog series, you will hear from our partner organizations about their programs, best practices, and GradSnapp tips and tricks, along with inspiring work helping students reach college graduation. Meredith DohmenDirector of ScholarshipsBright Foundation Tell us about the Bright Foundation. The Bright […]

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GradSnapp on the Go

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With a powerful computer in the palm of your hand (or just a voice command away), it’s little wonder that Americans look at their phones nearly 50 times per day and more than two-thirds access the internet on mobile devices. Nowadays, we’re increasingly likely to pull out a smartphone to complete everyday tasks. Looking to book a flight, […]

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GradSnapp in Action: Davis New Mexico Scholarship

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We are proud to partner with practitioners supporting students to college graduation. In this blog series, you will hear from our partner organizations about their programs, best practices, and GradSnapp tips and tricks, along with inspiring work helping students reach college graduation. Sam RitterDirector, Davis New Mexico Scholarship Tell us about the Davis New Mexico […]

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Student Surveys: Tips for Increasing Student Response Rate

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Student surveys can provide you with the information needed to identify areas of need and support your students to greatest impact. With the right student survey data, you can quickly and easily gauge how students are performing academically, identify financial aid red flags, and get real-time insights into how students are doing outside of the […]

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