NCAN Uses Texting to Beat Summer Melt

NCAN Uses Texting to Beat Summer Melt

This summer, the National College Access Network (NCAN) and its member organizations used Signal Vine to support their students’ transition from high school to college and beat summer melt. The summer intervention was based on the behavioral economics research by Drs. Benjamin Castleman and Lindsay Page. The research showed an 11% increase in matriculation as a result of sending […]

How to Answer Students’ Questions (Before They Ask)

How to Answer Students’ Questions (Before They Ask)

Have you ever had so many questions that you don’t even know where to begin? It’s overwhelming. It’s also what millions of college students are experiencing as the new school year approaches. The good news for students: college access organizations and first-year mentoring programs have tons of information, resources, and tips to ease students’ minds […]

What is Summer Melt?

What is Summer Melt?

What Causes Summer Melt? It’s almost August and summer is starting to wind down. Students around the country are getting ready to head to college soon – except for the 500,000 college-intending high school graduates who will experience “Summer Melt.” College is so close to being a reality for these students, and yet they won’t be […]

NCCEP Txt4Success Workshop Recap

NCCEP Txt4Success Workshop Recap

Workshop Recap Big thanks to everyone who came to our Txt4Success workshop at this year’s NCCEP Conference in San Francisco! Couldn’t make it? No problem – read a quick recap in this week’s blog post. Nearly 50 GEAR UP partners came to the workshop to learn how to use two-way text messaging to better connect […]

Let’s Talk About Text at NCCEP 2015

Let’s Talk About Text at NCCEP 2015

Join us for a texting workshop Will you be at this year’s National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP) Conference in San Francisco? If so, don’t miss our Txt4Success text messaging workshop with the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission! This will be our second year meeting GEAR UP programs at the NCCEP Conference. Last […]

In the News: Dual Enrollment Wins Big in Congress

In the News: Dual Enrollment Wins Big in Congress

Connect students to college credits There have been a lot of exciting developments in education so far this year! One area that’s been exploding recently is dual (or concurrent) enrollment. Dual enrollment programs help high school students earn college credit while they’re still in high school. It’s a powerful way for students to nudge students toward an affordable higher education degree. The […]

New Video! Watch “A Texting Story”

New Video! Watch “A Texting Story”

Have you seen our new texting video yet? Watch it below! Here’s what you’ll learn: About the Video A staggering 500,000 college-intending students don’t make it to college each year. These are students with the potential and drive to go to college, but they can be overwhelmed by all of the steps they need to take to […]