Effort to Simplify College Application Process

LITTLETON, Colo., Making the transition to college used to be a hassle. Students worried about filling out applications by hand, gathering all the required paperwork, dealing with standardized testing; and finding the time to get it all together before deadlines. That was before the partnership between CollegeZapps and ConnectEDU.

In an effort to streamline the application process for students and colleges nationwide, the two Web-based companies are joining forces. This partnership now allows student users to apply to more than 1,000 colleges and universities through an easy and efficient online solution.

David Kenney, CEO of CollegeZapps, said, “CollegeZapps strives to minimize the inefficiencies in the college application process. Our partnership with ConnectEDU is very unique. Students will now be able to work on their college applications and import information that has already been uploaded to Connect!. This integration will eliminate the unnecessary amount of time it takes to manually input information into multiple applications.”

Connecting students with educators and colleges, and building a network to easily share information requires advanced technology and resources. Both online companies have excellent technology and support systems in place. ConnectEDU is the nation’s leading technology firm dedicated to providing comprehensive solutions to successfully navigate through the transition to college. CollegeZapps is backed by a proven technology that directs an online interview to efficiently collect required data. The information is then used to complete all documents through a logic driven auto-population solution.

The synchronization of these two systems will not only simplify the application process and reduce the redundancy for students, it will save time and allow students to focus on more important aspects, like finishing personal essays. It will also provide a ‘one-stop-shop’ dashboard area for students to view and edit their applications and track their progress.

“Our partnership with CollegeZapps is the first step toward our goal of providing the industry’s first solution to deliver a complete application package electronically,” said ConnectEDU President and CEO, Craig Powell. “Counselors have realized the benefits of utilizing integrated data in their college planning programs. At ConnectEDU, we are now committed to taking that one step further and providing colleges with the application integration services necessary to make the entire application process paperless, and creating one secure, single location for both counselors and colleges to verify the receipt of all application documents.”

Technology is the way of the future. The partnership between ConnectEDU and CollegeZapps is another step towards improving the college application process for students and colleges alike.

About CollegeZapps: CollegeZapps(TM) LLC was established in June 2007 and is a subsidiary of Efficient Forms, LLC, a provider of forms automation solutions. In September 2007, CollegeZapps launched its unique solution for college-bound students.

About ConnectEDU, Inc.: ConnectEDU is the nation’s leading technology firm dedicated to providing students, educators and employers with comprehensive solutions to successfully navigate education and employment transitions. ConnectEDU’s mission is to democratize access to higher education and career opportunities for all students by empowering them and their advisers with the information, resources and collective bargaining power required to realize successful life transitions.