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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,...

2009-09-24 07:30:00

BALTIMORE, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- ConnectEDU, (www.connectedu.net) the Web-based leader in empowering students to manage their education and launch their career, today announced from the National Association for College Admission Counseling Conference (NACAC) that it has acquired CollegeZapps, a leader in college application processing. This latest strategic initiative builds on the company's acquisition of PrepHQ in July 2008 and combines ConnectEDU's expertise in electronic document...

2009-08-27 08:00:00

BOSTON, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- YourCampus360 recently launched a Facebook Application that helps College Admission and Marketing Professionals increase application and enrollment rates. The application allows prospective students to take a Virtual Walking Tour of the university campus while experiencing student life at the college. This launch tops off YourCampus360's Social Media offerings, which help Colleges reach and attract prospective students worldwide. The addition of Facebook...

2009-07-24 07:38:12

Dr Geoff Hayward from Oxford University funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, who led the research points out, a high proportion of those with combined academic and vocational qualifications gained their qualifications in state-school sixth forms and have importantly similar backgrounds to the traditional academic applicants. Therefore, the increasing proportion of students applying to higher education with combined academic and vocational qualifications may be widening...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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