The platform seeks to simplify the engagement between potential scholars and faculties through ‘flipping the script’ on conventional software processes.
“Making use of for colleges and scholarships can also be overwhelming for lots of scholars, particularly those that are the primary of their households to wait faculty or making use of to US colleges from out of the country,” EAB president, Advertising and marketing and Enrollment Answers, Chris Marett stated in a commentary.
“The Concourse platform makes it simple for college students to interact with faculties and obtain more than one enrolment and fiscal support provides inside of a couple of days of making a profile.
“Concourse additionally solves a significant issue for faculties and universities, enabling them to diversify their scholar our bodies through competing for those extremely sought-after scholars.”
Concourse CEO Joe Morrison reiterated that the conventional faculty software and admissions style “works neatly for lots of however no longer all scholars”.
The platform permits scholars to construct profiles with their college counsellors and the generation then fits the profile with related establishments. The establishments then make “aggressive” admission and scholarship provides to scholars.
“What’s thrilling about this partnership is the robust project alignment,” Morrison informed The PIE, who will keep on at EAB to steer the Concourse crew.
“With EAB’s relationships, sources, and make stronger, we plan to boost up our paintings bringing upper schooling alternatives to scholars far and wide on the earth,” he defined.
EAB and Concourse prior to now collaborated at the Greenlight Fit initiative in 2021 for first-generation scholars and candidates from low-income households to create loose profiles.
“With our Greenlight Fit program for underserved scholars and our International Fit program for world scholars, scholars obtain more than one provides and details about faculty prices early within the faculty software procedure, which reinforces their self assurance and is helping them plan their funds,” Morrison added.
The pilot generated some 2,000 admission provides and over $135 million in scholarship and fiscal support provides to greater than 650 native scholars within the Chicago house.
In 2021, the platform additionally partnered with Amala Schooling in a bid to spice up get right of entry to to raised schooling for refugees and displaced peoples.
A yr after its release, Concourse had already on boarded some 150 top colleges in 40 international locations, later starting an settlement with the Council of World Colleges.
“[The platform] is helping scholars and oldsters be informed extra about universities that they would possibly not have earlier thought to be,” CIS government director Jane Larsson informed The PIE Information on the time.
“We will lend a hand many extra scholars attend faculty yearly”
EAB has now introduced that the Greenlight Fit for US scholars can be expanded to come with six extra metropolitan spaces: Atlanta; Dallas; Houston; Minneapolis/St. Paul; New York Town; and Philadelphia, with the purpose of serving to greater than 13,000 aspiring faculty scholars within the subsequent yr.
“EAB has deep relationships with 1000’s of schools and greater than 1,500 community-based organisations,” Marett added.
“Via combining Concourse’s daring imaginative and prescient and groundbreaking generation with EAB’s intensive community and data of the schooling sector, we will be able to lend a hand many extra scholars attend faculty yearly.”