Jan 20, 2010

Cleveland Metropolitan School District Selects ConnectEDU’s SuperAPP™

Becomes 2nd Major Urban Area in the U.S. to Adopt Electronic Application Processing Solution to Help Students and Their Counselors Streamline the College Application Process

(Boston, MA) January 12, 2010– 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™ 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 choice or a colleges’ preference, CMSD will be implementing SuperAPP™ as part of a new college planning Seminar Series for all of its students.

“We believe the secure, accurate and electronic transfer of student data and application materials from high schools to colleges is a key element of a revamped college application process,” said Eric Gordon, Chief Academic Officer, Cleveland Metropolitan School District. “Through the use of SuperAPP™ we are hoping to positively impact both our students and guidance counselors by providing them with the advanced technology and tools they require to make more informed college choices and better manage the entire process electronically. This will ensure students are able to make selections that best fit with their educational and career aspirations and will allow our counselors to spend more time assisting students and less time focused on the paper-based administrative aspects of the application process.”

SuperAPP™ is a comprehensive electronic application processing solution that facilitates the entire application process, including official transcripts, letters of recommendation, college essays, high school profile and the application from a single, secure location. An application processing solution, as opposed to an application format, SuperAPP™ uses and supports all of the most popular application formats including: The Common Application®, Universal College Application™, and unique applications for more than 1,400 colleges nationwide. SuperAPP™ streamlines the application process for college admission officers by delivering a full electronic student application to the colleges in a single integrated data feed and in the preferred format.

“We are excited about the rapid market adoption of SuperAPP™ both at the high school and college levels,” added Craig Powell, Chief Executive Officer, ConnectEDU. “Since we announced the solution in late September 2009 we have signed on 150 college partners in addition to the Baltimore Public Schools and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District- two of the major urban high school districts in the country. With the creation of the Race to the Top grants, under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, we anticipate more high school districts throughout the country will join us as they see firsthand how SuperAPP can assist with the critical need to increase college enrollment rates and track college applications.”

To learn more about ConnectEDU or SuperAPP, please visit www.connectedu.net or call 617-532-3000.

SuperAPP- The Numbers

  • 1,400 college applications in SuperAPP

  • 150 colleges electronically connected to SuperAPP

  • 90 days since SuperAPP was launched

  • $0 cost for a student to use SuperAPP

About ConnectEDU, Inc.
ConnectEDU is devoted to helping students find and enroll in the right college, get a degree, and launch their career. Created, developed and run by people who have worked in every area of college counseling, admissions, and career development, ConnectEDU uses information technology to connect real students and real data with real colleges, and real career opportunities. We make the college admissions process simpler, more efficient, more reliable and more effective. ConnectEDU’s approach gives every student, from every neighborhood across the country, the best opportunity to achieve their dream of a college education and promising career.
SuperAPP is a trademark of ConnectEDU, Inc. The Common Application® is a registered service mark of The Common Application, Inc. Universal College Application is a service mark of ApplicationsOnline LLC.

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