Dec 3, 2007

Record Number of Colleges Join Connect! Network in November

Connect! National Network Expands with Over Twenty New Institutions

Boston, MA– December 3, 2007- ConnectEdu, Inc. welcomed a record number of colleges into the Connect! National Network™ during the month of November 2007. Over twenty institutions have joined the network to begin receiving electronic transcripts and letters of recommendation from students using Connect! – ConnectEdu’s integrated web solution for curriculum, college and career planning.

The nation’s only integrated web solution designed to streamline college admissions, Connect! is being utilized in over 1,000 high schools by 500,000 students, parents and school counselors. During the college application process, students can request and counselors can send admissions documents electronically with the push of a button. Colleges in the network are then able to download the verified documents into their systems using secure web delivery. In addition to eliminating mail processing and reducing paper generation at both the high school and the college, Connect! provides families and counselors automated tracking tools to monitor the status of the documents.

“The colleges joining our initiative are well-known innovators in college admissions,” said Craig Powell, President of ConnectEdu. “Together with our college partners we are building the most comprehensive, most utilized and most effective networks in the U.S. with one common goal: to make the process better for students.”

New Colleges in November are:

Bauder College (GA)
Bismarck State College (ND)
Bloomfield College (NJ)
Boston University (MA)

Bradley University (IL)
Carthage College (WI)
Central Christian College of the Bible (MO)
Cumberland University (TN)
DePaul University (IL)
Drury University (MO)
Ferris State University (MI)
Hesston College (KS)
Lake Region State College (ND)
Lincoln College (IL)
Montclair State University (NJ)
Mountain State College (WV)
Ohio University (OH)
Philander Smith College (AR)
Roxbury Community College (MA)
University of Wisconsin- Parkside (WI)
Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WV)
William Woods University (MO)


For more information on how to join the Connect! National Network™ log onto www.connectedu.net or call 888.887.8380.


About ConnectEdu, Inc.
In 2002, President & Founder Craig Powell established ConnectEdu to simplify the college admissions and financial aid process for all involved. Believing that students must be at the core of a solution, the ConnectEdu team began development of Connect! – a web solution that benchmarks every 9th -12th grade student against a comprehensive college plan, virtually connects high schools to higher education institutions directly, and provides the tools for everyone involved in the admissions and financial aid process to do their work. Students are empowered, parents are engaged and counselors are enabled with modern technology that enhances college counseling and allows them to return to the core of their mission – assisting students in making one of the most important decisions in their lives. Today, Connect! is the industry leading national going-to-college portal.

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