It’s been another busy year at BridgeU. We’re proud to have introduced a number of product updates which are helping to introduce students to an even wider range of global destinations. We’ve also done more work to simplify the guidance process, enabling teachers and guidance counselors to manage students’ university applications with greater ease.
Some of the new features we’ve introduced this year include:
Here’s a round-up of some of the ways we’ve made your university and careers guidance process easier in 2018…
We started the year with a single sign-on feature for BridgeU schools who are also using Managebac. Rather than having to sign into our respective platforms twice, BridgeU users now have the ability to access the platform with their ManageBac credentials.
We’ve given your teachers, counselors and school leadership teams the ability to see where students are applying, their overall success rates, and the ability to track historical outcomes over time. Specifically, this update allows your school guidance team to:
Read our full update on our Reporting tools here
Teachers, counselors and school leadership teams with students applying to the US can now see weighted GPA and SAT data, and how it relates to student outcomes. It’s a powerful tool for measuring, and reporting on, student success rates.
All BridgeU teachers and counselors now have the ability to see which students have shortlisted and applied to their chosen university destinations. This makes it easier to track and support students who are at risk of falling behind with their university applications.
Teachers and counselors can now also click on the numbers in the columns highlighted above, giving them a more detailed overview of which universities are in a student’s shortlist and application list.
We unveiled a new Applications page with more information on a student’s application progress. As well the improved interface, this data can be collected and used in a school’s Application report, giving your school a better understanding of student success rates.
Once a student makes the decision to apply to a shortlisted university, they can now filter which application deadline they wish to aim for. As you can see, this example shows the relevant options for a student applying to a university in the US, specifically the University of South Florida.
Students can now access more in-depth information on a university and course they have matched with, including a year-by-year summary of the course contents, and any relevant insights on future career options.
We’ve made a number of improvements to the Reference Writing tool within BridgeU. These include:
For a more in-depth overview of how we’ve upgraded the Reference Writing tool, check out our full product update from earlier this year.
Counselors and teachers who need to upload relevant documents to BridgeU in support of a student’s application can now take advantage of a number of new features. These include:
Read more about our upgrades to Document Sending.
We’ve given teachers and guidance counselors the ability to store information about students in one place. School Notes are now built into every student profile on BridgeU, and these notes can either be shared publicly, or kept private. We’ve also given you the ability to share notes via email with any relevant third parties such as parents, or other members of your school guidance team.
Read the full Product Update here
Students working towards the International Baccalaureate Careers Programme can now enter their relevant subjects into the BridgeU Profile Builder, allowing them to be matched with IBCP-friendly universities.
Read more about IBCP course matching here.
We’ve now added Germany to the “Basic Information” section of the student profile, meaning that any students using BridgeU to research universities and courses can now be matched with a range of tailored German destinations. Specifically, students are matched with relevant English language only courses at these institutions.
Learn more about how German matching works here
If you’d like to know more about how any of the features above could transform your school’s university admissions or careers guidance programme, why not book a free consultation to learn more about how BridgeU could help you in 2019?
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