#TextingTuesdays: A How-To Video Series

#TextingTuesdays: A How-To Video Series

Welcome to #TextingTuesdays, a new video series to guide you through the how-tos and best practices of texting students! Learn new texting tips and tricks, new features, success stories, and more. Signal Vine CEO Brian Kathman kicks off the series in the video below. Introducing #TextingTuesdays Video Series See you next #TextingTuesday! Watch more Videos — About […]

Better Make Room (for Texts)!

Better Make Room (for Texts)!

Signal Vine is partnering with the First Lady Michelle Obama’s Office, Better Make Room, the U.S. Department of Education, and Civic Nation on an exciting new texting project. The Up Next text messaging program connects students with advisors for personalized college support. To quote First Lady Michelle Obama, the Better Make Room public awareness campaign is “about valuing success in the classroom […]

Texting Research with the College Foundation of West Virginia

Texting Research with the College Foundation of West Virginia

Can text message nudges improve academic outcomes in college?  Drs. Ben Castleman and Katharine Meyer released a working paper in July that detailed their work with the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission to provide college counseling through Signal Vine’s text messaging platform. The text messages provided simplified information, encouragement, and access to one-on-one advising to college students […]

Download the New Signal Vine Mobile App

Download the New Signal Vine Mobile App

It’s easier than ever to text students while you’re on-the-go. Now, you can download the Signal Vine mobile app on your iOS or Android device and log into your Signal Vine account right in the palm of your hand. Use the mobile app to: Write text messages Text your students on the fly without giving out your […]

Mythbusting: Admissions Text Messaging

Mythbusting: Admissions Text Messaging

There are a lot of misconceptions about texting students. We already know that texting is the most ubiquitous way to reach them. In fact, 97% of college students use texting as their primary means of communication. We recently read a white paper called “Mythbusting Admissions: Where Prospects and Professionals Agree, and Disagree, on Enrollment Marketing, Messages, and Channels,” […]

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Texting

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Texting

Texting is everywhere and everyone texts, but how much do you actually know about texting? You might know how to send an emoji, but do you know what the first text message said? We’ve gathered seven of the best texting facts to share with you – enjoy! “Merry Christmas” was the first text message. On December 3, 1992, Neil Papworth sent […]

Why College Dropouts Drop Out

Why College Dropouts Drop Out

It’s that time of the year when recent graduates are celebrating their hard work and planning the next steps in their journey. But what about all the students who didn’t graduate on time, or at all? Why are there so many students dropping out before graduation day? Only 10 percent of students graduate from San Jose State […]

Join uAspire’s Marathon of Giving

Join uAspire’s Marathon of Giving

Signal Vine and uAspire have partnered since the summer of 2012 to support high school students in their transition to college. This year, uAspire is participating in Silicon Valley Gives, an annual 24-hour marathon of giving. Their goal is to raise $40,000 to support Bay Area students through text messaging. The money will help more than one thousand high school seniors get to college – […]

NEW REPORT: Low-Income Students Pay Half Their Earnings in Tuition

NEW REPORT: Low-Income Students Pay Half Their Earnings in Tuition

Students struggle to afford college tuition when universities fail to meet their financial needs. A recent report by Steven Burd, a policy analyst at New America, revealed that this particularly affects low-income students. Burd found that hundreds of schools expect families making $30,000 to pay more than half their salary in tuition. Many of these schools are private nonprofit colleges. Some […]

NEW! Integrate Signal Vine with Salesforce

NEW! Integrate Signal Vine with Salesforce

Make your life easier with Signal Vine’s new integration with Salesforce! You can now view participant data and messages in Salesforce, update participant information in Signal Vine through Salesforce, and add Salesforce contacts to Signal Vine programs. Ask your Customer Success representative for an integration user guide to get started. Text messages sent from Signal Vine are […]