“All I Really Need to Know About Admissions — I Learned in Kindergarten”

This is the title of a recent Huffington Post article from Eric Furda, Dean of Admissions at University of Pennsylvania. Given the time which is spent by countless students, their families, teachers and anybody else taking part in the admissions process, it’s a very interesting concept.

At the core of this is his principal of the 4 C’s to evaluate a college (or Kindergarten).

1) Culture

2) Curriculum

3) Community

4) Conclusions

For Go Enrol these are great benchmarks to consider when we’re developing the site. For students we want to help them get the best sense of what an institution is really like.

The quantitative data already in place on Go Enrol goes someway to these goals, but by bringing in YouTube videos, Twitter feeds and reviews from students who have been there, we are able to give students a clearer idea of what they will be signing up for. We have plenty of more ideas to implement, but asking ourselves does each idea help a student get closer to answering the 4 C’s is a powerful way for us to evaluate what we are doing.

If you would like to read the full Eric Furga article, you can find it here.


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