Jan 10, 2007

Rutgers University Connects!

Rutgers University Partners with ConnectEdu to Deploy Connect!

Boston, Mass. – January 10, 2007 – ConnectEdu, a national provider of innovative college planning and admissions solutions, today announced its partnership with Rutgers University to deploy the Connect! online portal, which will support students, parents, and guidance counselors in the college planning and application process for one of the nation’s most established universities.

Rutgers University joins a national network of high schools, community colleges, colleges and universities that have embraced this unique web-based service to simplify the “going to college” process for everyone engaged in student success. Designed with customized online tools for each user category, Connect! provides one centralized platform that, for the first time, systematically connects secondary education to higher education. Rutgers University will enhance high school electronic delivery of application materials including transcripts, and also begin meeting new students through Connect!’s secure, gated community.

“Rutgers University is committed to being on the cutting edge of providing our applicants with the best college planning and application process that we can possibly offer,” said Courtney McAnuff, Vice President for Enrollment Management. “With the Connect! platform linked to our high school and community college partners, we will have additional capacity to effectively guide students, provide meaningful benefits to their counselors or advisors, and demonstrate a more efficient admission process for all involved.”

Rutgers joins a national campaign to provide high schools the Connect! platform at no charge to students, parents or guidance counselors. Other progressive colleges committed to this initiative include University of Connecticut, University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Missouri State University. By sponsoring the implementation of Connect! in high schools, Rutgers University demonstrates its commitment to democratizing college admissions and creating greater access to higher education through new technology.

“ConnectEdu is focused on students,” said Craig Powell, President of ConnectEdu. “We created Connect! to simplify this entire process so everyone involved in helping the student succeed has more opportunity to guide them as they make one of the most important decisions in their life.”

Connect! will be implemented at Rutgers University’s three campuses including New Brunswick/Piscataway, Camden and Newark. For more information on Connect! visit www.connectedu.net or call 617-532-3000.

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