Administrative/Business Tools


Universities Overwhelmed with International Credit Card Tuition Payments

A new survey of 100 finance and admissions teams at American universities found that many international students pay their tuition with credit cards, putting all universities about $285 million in the hole collectively each year just to process oversees payments— not to mention nearly a third of the school year lost for some staff.

Hobsons Launches Tool to Schedule High School Counselor, College Admissions Visits

RepVisits is now available at no cost to all high school counselors directly within the Hobsons Counselor Community social network. It’s integrated into Hobsons’ Intersect platform that launched last month and the college and career readiness platform Naviance as well.



ClearScholar Integrates Salesforce to Make Campus Apps More Student-Centric

ClearScholar has partnered with Salesforce.org, the philanthropic arm of Salesforce, to help drive mobile connectedness on campus and boost self-advocacy for students.

NC Community College System Modernizes IT Infrastructure at 40 Campuses

The 58-campus North Carolina Community College System recently selected Fujitsu M10 servers and Ellucian software to be implemented at 40 colleges. As a result, NCCCS is experiencing a 50 percent decrease in power consumption using the energy efficient green technology, in addition to faster response times.

Southern Connecticut State U: Experiences on Campus Are Key Predictor of Academic Success

A 10-year data analysis at Southern Connecticut State University revealed that campus experiences are more important than student demographics when it comes to retention and student success.

Hobsons Updates Starfish with Improved Analytics, Accessibility

Hobsons has unveiled Starfish 7, the latest version of its student retention platform, with upgrades such as improved predictive analytics.

New Tools Help Adult Students Come Back to Complete Their Degrees

Student success coaching services provider InsideTrack has come up with a new suite of Re-Enrollment & Re-Entry offerings designed to help colleges and universities get former students back on track to complete their degrees.

U North Carolina Opts for Unit-Adaptable Course Eval System

The school sought a solution that could standardize course evaluation functionality, such as reporting, while still leaving autonomy in place across the various departments and units to customize the assessment contents.

Hackathon Conjures New Features for Student Success

According to Hobsons, the hackathon drew about 50 developers, web designers and user experience experts to team up over three days to build programs for use by college students and their advisors.

Southern New Hampshire U Managing Growth With New SIS

Southern New Hampshire University is simplifying administrative processes and unifying data across the institution with a new student information system.

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