Addressing Pandemic-Induced Retention Drop Among Two-Year Institutions, CollegeSource Tracks Real-Time Degree Progress to Help Students Reach Educational Goals
SAN DIEGO, FEBRUARY 24, 2021 – CollegeSource, the higher education industry’s most trusted provider of transfer and degree achievement solutions, today announced increased demand among community colleges for its cloud-based uAchieve® degree audit and academic planning solution. Institutions such Santa Fe Community College and Ozarks Technical Community College are among the latest community colleges adopting uAchieve to transform their student academic success.
“Since the pandemic, community colleges in particular have experienced a double-digit drop in enrollments, making it even more important for these institutions to find new ways to engage deeply with current and future students and remove roadblocks to their academic success,” said Troy Holaday, president, CollegeSource. “uAchieve was designed with this purpose in mind, offering institutions the ability to track students’ progress toward degrees and credentials at every turn, while handling the most complex curriculum requirements and empowering advisors to help students clear their individual paths to graduation.”
uAchieve is a comprehensive, cloud-based degree audit solution that ensures students and advisors have the information needed to make informed education decisions along their path of earning degrees and credentials. The solution provides tailored reports illustrating each student’s progress and outlines the remaining courses and other requirements needed to graduate. It also offers robust transfer articulation and evaluation capabilities to ensure all transfer credits are captured and accurately represented.
“uAchieve’s planner is the only system on the market that validates courses in a student’s plan in the background, each time a student views/updates their plan, making sure planned courses meet prerequisite and degree requirements,” said Scott Fiedler, College Director of Admissions and Registrar, Ozarks Technical Community College. “Switching to uAchieve’s automated degree audit solution will ensure we are compliant with Missouri’s statewide CORE 42 framework for core coursework and allows us to intuitively follow our student-centric guided pathways initiatives.”
Offering real-time integration with existing student information systems, uAchieve utilizes all relevant student data and facilitates multiple majors, minors, concentrations and other supplemental information. It also allows students to quickly view how their courses match alternate degree programs and offers what-if scenarios, which is particularly helpful for community college students who may be contemplating a degree change due to shifting life circumstances.
For more information on CollegeSource’s uAchieve solution, please visit: https://www.collegesource.com/products/uachieve/
CollegeSource is the higher education industry’s trusted SaaS provider of transfer and degree achievement solutions. For nearly 50 years, CollegeSource has led market-changing transformation by inventing and investing in technology solutions that aid the staff and students of higher education in their quest to plan and complete academic careers. As the archiver of the nation’s extensive higher education course catalogs, CollegeSource’s degree audit, academic planning, and transfer credit evaluation solutions are depended on by more than 2,000 institutions and millions of individuals worldwide. Founded and led by higher education and technology veterans, CollegeSource is a privately-held company based in San Diego with offices in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information, please visit collegesource.com.
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