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Hobsons Launches Tool to Schedule High School Counselor, College Admissions Visits

Ed tech company Hobsons this week rolled out the next generation of RepVisits, a free tool that streamlines networking between high school counselors and college admissions staff.

RepVisits is now available at no cost to all high school counselors directly within the Hobsons Counselor Community social network. It’s integrated into Hobsons’ Intersect platform that launched last month and the college and career readiness platform Naviance as well.

RepVisits was originally created by a former high school counselor in 2015 and acquired by Hobsons early 2017. For the 2016-2017 academic year, RepVisits has been used by more than 14,000 high schools and higher education institutions combined to schedule around 59,000 college counselor visits. With more exposure to higher ed institutions, high schools using RepVisits have reported seeing college visits increase by up to 50 percent, according to information from the company. 

The tool can also be used to connect students to “best-fit schools,” or ones where the highest return on investment is possible. It’s able to do so by analyzing millions of application and student records to identify the motivational factors behind student enrollment. “Institutions can use these data-driven high school recommendations to discover new, best-fit schools to visit,” a company statement said.

Learn more about RepVisits on the Hobsons site.

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Sri Ravipati is Web producer for THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at sravipati@1105media.com.

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