Report Shows Increase in Online College Applications

Embark.com, a provider of Web-based services for suppliers of education, has reported an increase of over 140 percent in the number of online undergraduate and graduate school applications it processed from July 1, 1999 through Jan. 1, 2000, compared to the same period in 1998/1999. The company also saw an increase of 219 percent in student user accounts from Jan. 1, 1999 to Jan. 1, 2000. These figures indicate the continued acceptance of online applications by students and higher education admission offices, as well as a rise in students using the Internet to research higher education opportunities and financing.

Of the students who applied online through Embark.com, 76 percent applied for admission to undergraduate institutions, compared to 24 percent who applied for admission into graduate programs. Altogether, students can now apply to over 620 schools using the Embark.com Web site. The company’s online application system is easy to use and eliminates the need to fill out basic information for multiple applications. It also provides error checks and e-mail confirmation when applications are received by the admissions office. Embark.com, San Francisco, CA, www.embark.com.

 

 

 

This article originally appeared in the 03/01/2000 issue of THE Journal.

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