In late 2015, Georgia State came to us with a major challenge. They were grappling with runaway summer melt that had increased from 12% to nearly 19% in a few short years. They knew that text messaging was the best way to engage the current generation of students, but they didn’t know how to manage personalized conversations with every admitted student with their existing staff on a reasonable budget. Here's what happened...
Happy New Year!
I’ve always loved the week leading up to Labor Day. The dog days of summer are nearing their end, the sun is setting earlier, nights are cooler, and at home here in northern New England, the water just got warm enough to swim in:
Welcome to the first edition of “Founders’ Keepers,” our monthly blog chronicling the ins and outs of our fair startup, AdmitHub.
Since this is our first post, I thought it would be interesting to give a brief history of how we got to where we are today. About two years ago, Drew and I started talking about how we could use technology to democratize the college admissions process.
To view of the results of the randomized control trial with Georgia State University click here: Case Study and Research Results
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
AdmitHub Launches First College Chatbot with Georgia State University
BOSTON -- May 17, 2016 -- Boston-based edtech startup AdmitHub has launched a text-message-based chatbot to help new Georgia State University students successfully transition to college.
“Pounce,” namesake of the GSU Panthers’ mascot, is the first university chatbot of its kind in the U.S. AdmitHub is the only company specializing in chatbots for higher education enrollment management and student persistence.
Pounce engages in conversations with incoming Georgia State students to guide them through key steps, such as filing the FAFSA, applying for housing, and registering for classes.