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Haley Trost

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When to Send a Text

Posted by Haley Trost on September 14, 2015

Now that you know why text messaging students is effective and how to send engaging texts, you might be wondering when you should be texting students. It isn’t simply a matter of the time of day; successful text messaging programs are strategic about scheduling messages around important deadlines, events, and tasks.

With that in mind, here are eight times when sending a text message can effectively improve student outcomes:

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Topics: Tips & Tricks, Engagement, Best Practices

How to Answer Students' Questions (Before They Ask)

Posted by Haley Trost on August 14, 2015

Have you ever had so many questions that you don’t even know where to begin? It’s overwhelming - and it’s what millions of first year college students are experiencing as the new school year approaches. 

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Topics: College Access, Tips & Tricks, Student Life, Financial Aid, Academic Advising, Higher Education, Best Practices

What is Summer Melt?

Posted by Haley Trost on July 31, 2015

It’s almost August and the 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 melted away from the college-going process over the summer. 

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Topics: College Access, Summer Melt, Research

Good News - Dual Acts for Dual Enrollment

Posted by Haley Trost on July 10, 2015

We see a lot of exciting developments happening in the education field every day, and one area we anticipate exploding in the coming years is dual and concurrent enrollment. Dual and concurrent enrollment allows high school students to take college courses and earn credit - it’s a great way to improve academic outcomes and nudge students onto the path towards higher education. 

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Topics: College Access, Higher Education, Nonprofit, Concurrent Enrollment, Dual Enrollment