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2010-11-15 06:45:00

BOSTON, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- ConnectEDU, Inc., (www.connectedu.com) the Boston-based leader in developing online college and career planning tools and platforms, today announced that it has successfully closed a $7 million equity offering, as led by Allen & Co., with the support of the company's initial group of investors from the education, private equity and Internet industries. As part of the funding event, Margaret Spellings, former Secretary of Education under the...

2010-10-21 00:00:45

In these tough economic times, many are looking to go back to college and expand their skill sets so they can advance their careers through higher education. To help the record numbers of college applicants, My Colleges and Careers have created a new section of their blog dedicated to answering common questions students have when they are looking to go back to college. Miami Beach, FL (Vocus) October 20, 2010 In these tough economic times, many are looking to go back to college and expand...

2010-05-05 06:00:00

HOBOKEN, N.J., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- EducationDynamics, higher education's leading marketing services company, today announced the launch of Test Drive College Online. The revolutionary program solves the retention challenges facing America's higher education institutions by testing prospective students' college readiness before they commit to an online degree program and pay tuition. Test Drive College Online assesses students' academic acumen through a College Competency Exam and upon...

2010-01-12 07:30:00

BOSTON, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- ConnectEDU, (www.connectedu.net ) the Web-based leader in empowering students to manage their education and launch their career, today announced that the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) will standardize its college admissions process using SuperAPP(TM) across all 22 high schools in its district. To more quickly and efficiently provide students with a formal process to send every aspect of their applications electronically in the format of their...

2009-11-23 07:30:00

BOSTON, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- ConnectEDU, (www.connectedu.net) the Web-based leader in empowering students to manage their education and launch their career, today announced that 21 new colleges have signed on as SuperAPP partners since the solution was launched just four weeks ago. Additionally, SuperAPP was a key component of "College Application Week" in Detroit (October 26-29) where over 4,000 college applications were completed by seniors at 28 Detroit Public High Schools in just...

2009-11-18 15:27:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- MyFit, a new service that aids students and parents through the stressful college admissions process by analyzing applicants' social and academic profiles, social networking profiles and personal interests to find their college counterpart, today announced a Series A funding round of $1 million led by NEA. MyFit's powerful service helps students and parents make informed, fact-based decisions on how to focus the applicants' curriculum and...

2009-11-11 09:00:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- MBA students and alumni from across top US business schools are sitting down in front of the camera and giving applicants an insider's look at the admissions interview. Their efforts come at a time when applicants need all the help they can get. When the economy goes sour, people flock to b-schools, burying MBA programs in applications. Top business schools are seeing record-breaking numbers of applicants and choosing more and more selectively, turning an...

2009-10-27 10:44:00

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since its launch in 2001, North Carolina's college access web portal CFNC.org has continually grown its user base while at the same time streamlining the college application process for students and counselors. CFNC.org serves as North Carolina's one stop shop to "plan, apply, and pay for college," utilizing proven technologies and partnerships with the state's educational systems to reduce administrative burdens and costs, and most...

2009-10-26 04:06:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- CollegiateZone, a company that provides the administrative tools needed to prepare for college, combines its unique technology of college and scholarship search engines with a new online counseling center. Topquest (www.topquest.net) is a powerful tool that streamlines the college preparation and application process allowing students to search, match and apply to colleges, funding and resources. The latest addition to the Topquest service is the...

2009-10-21 14:23:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- In an age when some parents will pay more than $45,000 for college admissions counseling, and even some elementary schools host college fairs, one noted guidance counselor has made a national reputation by flouting the conventions of the application ritual. As a guidance counselor at Oyster Bay High in Long Island, NY, Gwyeth "Smitty" Smith encourages "his" kids to view college not as an admissions prize, but a path to becoming a pediatrician, teacher,...