How to Solve The Biggest Student Engagement Problems

How to Solve The Biggest Student Engagement Problems

I recently got back from the NASPA Annual Conference for Student Affairs Administrators, where a hot topic and buzzword was engagement. How do we engage students? Why do they become disengaged? What does the word engagement even really mean? With these questions buzzing around in my head, I turned to the National Survey of Student Engagement […]

Download: Blended Messaging Infographic

Download: Blended Messaging Infographic

One of Signal Vine’s unique functions is the ability to send scheduled mass messages and have one-on-one conversations all in one conversation thread. There’s even a phrase for this: blended messaging. Learn more about what blended messaging is and how it helps you scale your text messaging program in today’s infographic. Download the infographic

Send Texts On-the-Go with New Android User App

Send Texts On-the-Go with New Android User App

Texting students from your phone is simple and secure with the new Android mobile app for Signal Vine users. You can now text your students from wherever you are. All you have to do is download the app! The app is easy to use and very similar to the web platform. Since you already know how […]

Meet Us at NASFAA and NCCEP

Meet Us at NASFAA and NCCEP

The fireworks may be over, but we’re keeping the Independence Day spirit alive and well in Washington, DC! We’ll be supporting college access and success at two of our favorite conferences in the next two weeks. Will you be there? NASFAA Financial aid professionals from around the country will be attending the 50th National Association of […]

College Admissions Funnel: Texting Tips for Every Stage

College Admissions Funnel: Texting Tips for Every Stage

Congratulations on making it through another admissions cycle! Now it’s time to sit back, relax, and… start planning for the next cycle. There are different stages in the college admissions funnel and now that you’re adding texting to your outreach strategy, there are a few things you should be thinking, let’s dig in! Communicating throughout the college […]

What to Text Your Students: The Do’s and Don’ts

What to Text Your Students: The Do’s and Don’ts

Spring is upon us, and you know what that means: National College Decision Day is almost here! May 1st is the deadline for college-bound students to make tough choices about where to enroll in college. By now, most applicants have submitted their materials and are anxiously waiting to hear back. Chances are you’re using texting and wondering what to […]

4 Ways to Pay for College

4 Ways to Pay for College

It all started with a Google search: “scholarships for college students.” In 0.29 seconds, I had in front of me a list of 2.55 MILLION links. All of them told me what a scholarship is and what it does and how I can get one and where I can apply and so on. It was overwhelming, and the […]

Let’s Talk About Text: Brigham Young University

Let’s Talk About Text: Brigham Young University

Course registration, exams, financial aid, making friends – these are intimidating topics first-year students face when they arrive on campus each fall. That’s why orientation and first-year programs are so important. These programs can be really effective at guiding new students through unfamiliar processes and connecting them to the people and resources they need to succeed at their new school. We reached […]

What FAFSA Changes Mean for Your Students

What FAFSA Changes Mean for Your Students

This week marked a milestone in the White House’s efforts to improve access to affordable postsecondary education. On Monday, President Obama announced changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to make the form easier for students to file. The changes, which start with the 2017-18 FAFSA, allow families to submit the FAFSA as early […]

When to Send a Text

When to Send a Text

Now that you know why text messaging students is effective and how to send engaging texts, you’re probably wondering when you should text students. It isn’t simply about the time of day you send your texts. Successful text messaging programs are strategic about timing messages around important deadlines, events, and tasks. With that in mind, here are eight times […]