Admissions

Chegg Partners with I’m First to Help First-Generation Students Apply to College

Last year, Higher Ed Hero put the spotlight on the I’m First project, started by the nonprofit Center for Student Opportunity, which helps first-generation students succeed in college. In an update to that story, I’m First is now partnering with…

Financial Aid Reform: New FAST Act Calls for 2-Question FAFSA Form

New legislation was introduced last week to reform Financial Aid in Higher Education. One of the major proposed changes was scrapping the current, 108-question and 10-page form for a 2-question form that could fit on a postcard. The authors of…

Deciding on the Common App: Higher Ed Hero’s Pros & Cons for Admissions Staff

The Common Application, or Common App as it’s commonly known, allows college students to apply to many colleges at once without having to fill out duplicate information. While the common app was introduced in 1975, it has seen a drastic…

Enrollment Mobile Marketing: Best Practices & Top Considerations

The mobile revolution is fully underway and your prospective students are not only consuming the bulk of their information via mobile devices, but they have come to expect mobile engagement. Today’s teens and young adults were practically raised on the…

Enrollment Officers’ New Target Demographic – Nontraditional College Students

Recent years have seen many changes in higher education. One of the biggest is the changing demographic of student populations. The terms ‘Nontraditional’ and ‘Post-traditional’ keep popping up in various discussions about today’s college students. What makes students nontraditional? Largely,…

College Gateway Program Gives Ex-Offenders a New Path

The College Gateway Program gives ex-offenders a new path to follow: one through higher education. Based at Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, Colorado  the program supports ex-offenders as they make the transition back into society by providing a pathway…

Higher Ed Hero’s 5 Tips to Make Your University Blog Outstanding

More people today get their information online than from any other source. This includes your top university prospects, be them students, ideal faculty, alumni, donors or other partners. Having a compelling and informative university blog allows you to highlight what…

How LinkedIn University Pages Are Impacting College Admissions

This summer, LinkedIn announced the launch of their University Pages. This new feature was designed to connect prospective college students to the post-grad career potential at various colleges. It works by allowing colleges to have their own unique “University Page.”…

Embracing First-Generation Students: The I’m First Project

First-generation college students, particularly those who come from a low-income background, face a unique set of challenges when applying to college and then completing their education. Statistics show that nearly 30 percent of college students today are first-generation, low-income and…