#CampusChat Transcript 08/11/10 with @unewhaven


 
August 11, 2010
1:40 am SuzanneShaffer: Not going to miss this one! RT @collegevisit Next #CampusChat: Wed 9PM ET with @GilRogers from the University of New Haven, @unewhaven
3:32 pm collegevisit: The 5W’s of #CampusChat w/Gil Rogers on Social Media – http://bit.ly/dcxkIU – more tonight at 9PM !
4:27 pm unewhaven: RT @collegevisit: #CampusChat tonight, 9PM ET – cohost: Gil Rogers from @unewhaven. Topic: #socialmedia, recruiting, #admissions (pls Retweet!)
7:11 pm zkellyq: RT @collegevisit: The 5W’s of #CampusChat w/Gil Rogers on Social Media – http://bit.ly/dcxkIU – more tonight at 9PM !
8:26 pm SuzanneShaffer: RT @collegevisit: #CampusChat tonight, 9PM ET – cohost: Gil Rogers from @unewhaven. Topic: #socialmedia, recruiting, #admissions (pls RT!)
8:30 pm megs0124: RT @SuzanneShaffer: RT @collegevisit: #CampusChat tonight, 9PM ET – cohost: Gil Rogers from @unewhaven. Topic: #socialmedia, recruiting, #admissions (pls RT!)
8:53 pm TauhidChappell: RT @collegevisit: #CampusChat tonight, 9PM ET – cohost: Gil Rogers from @unewhaven. Topic: #socialmedia, recruiting, #admissions (pls Retweet!)
8:59 pm Tuggle2012: RT @collegevisit: #CampusChat tonight, 9PM ET – cohost: Gil Rogers from @unewhaven. Topic: #socialmedia, recruiting, #admissions (pls Retweet!)
9:34 pm handshake20: RT @collegevisit The 5W’s of #CampusChat w/Gil Rogers on Social Media – http://bit.ly/dcxkIU – more tonight at 9PM ! #sm #socialmedia
9:34 pm IvyEyesEditing: Thanks for the great talk @collegevisit & great ideas! Hope to join the #campuschat tonight on social media…
11:49 pm EECollegePlan: RT @collegevisit: #CampusChat tonight, 8PM CST – cohost: Gil Rogers from @unewhaven. Topics: social media, recruiting, & admissions.
 
August 12, 2010
collegevisit: 1 hour til #CampusChat tonight, 9PM ET – cohost: Gil Rogers from @unewhaven. Topic: #socialmedia, recruiting, #admissions (pls RT!)
12:05 am amyhodges: Looking forward to tonight’s #CampusChat about social media in recruiting and college admissions.
12:08 am heathnettles: RT @collegevisit: 1 hour til #CampusChat tonight, 9PM ET – cohost: Gil Rogers from @unewhaven. Topic: #socialmedia, recruiting, #admissions
12:19 am gilrogers: Getting amped up to put on the @unewhaven handle for #CampusChat tonight!
12:22 am collegevisit: Ditto! RT @gilrogers: Getting amped up to put on the @unewhaven handle for #CampusChat tonight! #campuschat
12:26 am handshake20: RT @collegevisit Ditto! RT @gilrogers: Getting amped up to put on the @unewhaven handle for #CampusChat tonight! #campuschat
12:28 am handshake20: Checking out #smallbizchat on diff btwn marketing, PR and advertising, getting ready for #campuschat
1:00 am collegevisit: Welcome everyone – Time for #CampusChat ! #campuschat
1:01 am unewhaven: @collegevisit Glad to be here!!! #CampusChat
1:01 am SuzanneShaffer: Looking forward to tonight’s chat! #campuschat
1:01 am collegevisit: Gil Rogers, Associate Director of Admissions and Enrollment Technology at the University of New Haven @unewhaven is cohost #campuschat
1:02 am unewhaven: @SuzanneShaffer Thanks for joining tonight! I’m glad to provide any insight that I can. #CampusChat
1:02 am amyhodges: Hello everyone! #campuschat
1:03 am unewhaven: @amyhodges Welcome to #campuschat … Let me know what you would like to know about University of New Haven or #socialmedia #CampusChat
1:03 am handshake20: @collegevisit Hello, Anne here, ready for #campuschat!
1:03 am collegevisit: Our topic is social media in college recruiting/admissions. Gil will tell us some about U of New Haven, but everyone ask/share #campuschat
1:04 am collegevisit: @unewhaven How about a short list of some social media tools you use? #campuschat
1:04 am unewhaven: To us #socialmedia isn’t about cultivating prospects it’s about building relationships. #CampusChat
1:04 am handshake20: @unewhaven Facebook or Twitter? Which generates the most ROI if you measure that by # of college admission? #campuschat
1:05 am unewhaven: @collegevisit We use Facebook “Like” pages, Twitter, YouTube, and a private network called MyUNHSpace. #CampusChat
1:05 am SuzanneShaffer: @unewhaven How much are the prospective students involved in contacting you via social media? #campuschat
1:05 am SuzanneShaffer: RT @unewhaven: To us #socialmedia isnt about cultivating prospects its about building relationships. #campuschat
1:05 am unewhaven: We also work with @zinch, @cappexcom, and @collegeweeklive to build relationships with students throughout the process. #CampusChat
1:05 am collegevisit: @unewhaven Do you ask students which social networks/tools they use? How best to reach them? #campuschat
1:05 am collegevisit: RT @unewhaven: @collegevisit We use Facebook “Like” pages, Twitter, YouTube, and a private network called MyUNHSpace. #campuschat
1:06 am EECollegePlan: Hi, everyone! Steph here with Essential Elements: Comprehensive College Planning in Kansas City, MO. #campuschat
1:06 am unewhaven: @handshake20 We prefer Facebook in admissions because the analytics are better and it’s easier to segment our audiences. #CampusChat
1:06 am collegevisit: RT @unewhaven: We also work with @zinch @cappexcom& @collegeweeklive to build relationships w/students throughout the process. #campuschat
1:06 am SuzanneShaffer: RT @unewhaven We also work with @zinch, @cappexcom, & @collegeweeklive to build relationships w/students throughout the process. #campuschat
1:06 am unewhaven: @collegevisit We stay “plugged in” by maintaining an open line of communication with incoming students to see what they prefer. #CampusChat
1:07 am EECollegePlan: RT @unewhaven: To us #socialmedia isn’t about cultivating prospects it’s about building relationships. #CampusChat
1:07 am collegevisit: @unewhaven Are parents as active in using social media to connect with you as prospects are? #campuschat
1:07 am SuzanneShaffer: RT @collegevisit: @unewhaven Are parents as active in using social media to connect with you as prospects are? #campuschat
1:08 am unewhaven: We’re also going into Mobile with our @YourCampus360 “iTourUNH” App for iPhone … Great way to use tech 2 encourage visits #CampusChat
1:08 am collegevisit: @EECollegePlan @handshake20 – glad you could be here tonight! #campuschat
1:09 am SuzanneShaffer: Great App! RT @unewhaven: Were also going into Mobile with our @YourCampus360 “iTourUNH” App for iPhone #campuschat
1:09 am unewhaven: Also built an App with @U360 that uses MyUNHSpace as its platform to encourage usage of the priv. network with a mobile device. #CampusChat
1:09 am Plans4College: Jamey from Baltimore here…info already shared looks great and interesting! #campuschat
1:09 am collegevisit: @unewhaven Do you text students? #campuschat
1:10 am unewhaven: @collegevisit ‘rents R getting more active w/SM. It’s making it challenging to build the relationship w/student but is welcome #CampusChat
1:10 am heathnettles: RT @unewhaven:We stay “plugged in” by maintaining an open line of communication with incoming students to see what they prefer. #CampusChat
1:10 am collegevisit: @Plans4College Welcome, Jamey! #campuschat
1:10 am unewhaven: @collegevisit We’ve started introducing opt-in only text msgs reminding students of events they are signed up for & deadlines #CampusChat
1:11 am unewhaven: We also encourage students to text their admissions officer (cell/text numbers listed on bios on website and business cards) #CampusChat
1:11 am amyhodges: @unewhaven Love the idea of an app to promote campus visits! #campuschat
1:12 am collegevisit: @unewhaven Great idea – and perfect use for text msg – reminders/deadlines. Yes! #campuschat
1:12 am SuzanneShaffer: @unewhaven Seems you have a bit of disdain for parents getting too involved. Is that the case? #campuschat
1:12 am unewhaven: Example of a counselor bio that encourages connection: @gilrogers athttp://www.newhaven.edu/admissions/ugrad/staff/rogers/ #CampusChat
1:12 am SuzanneShaffer: RT @unewhaven:We stay “plugged in” by maintaining an open line of communication with incoming students to see what they prefer. #campuschat
1:13 am unewhaven: @SuzanneShaffer To the contrary. We have developed a number of communication tools with parents in mind. #CampusChat
1:13 am unewhaven: @SuzanneShaffer We simply encourage ‘rents 2 allow students to have their space and make the choice. Let the kid drive the car. #CampusChat
1:14 am SuzanneShaffer: Can you be specific? RT @unewhaven We have developed a number of communication tools with parents in mind. #campuschat
1:14 am unewhaven: RT @collegevisit: @unewhaven Great idea – and perfect use for text msg – reminders/deadlines. Yes! #CampusChat
1:14 am collegevisit: @unewhaven Is email still #1 in terms of keeping touch with students? #campuschat
1:15 am unewhaven: @SuzanneShaffer We have a special e-newsletter for parents at www.newhaven.edu/chargerconnection … compliments the print #CampusChat
1:15 am SuzanneShaffer: RT @unewhaven Ex. of a couns. bio that encourages connection-@gilrogers @http://www.newhaven.edu/admissions/ugrad/staff/rogers/ #campuschat
1:15 am collegevisit: #parents newsletter at @unewhaven – good idea! #campuschat
1:16 am unewhaven: @unewhaven Also work with @HobsonsIMS to produce our Parents Guidehttp://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b468fd2e#/b468fd2e/1 #CampusChat
1:16 am SuzanneShaffer: RT @unewhaven We have a special e-newsletter for parents at www.newhaven.edu/chargerconnection … compliments the print #campuschat
1:16 am SuzanneShaffer: RT @unewhaven Also work with @HobsonsIMS to produce our Parents Guidehttp://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b468fd2e#/b468fd2e/1 #campuschat
1:17 am unewhaven: All communications for parents are done in print and electronic form to accommodate preferences. #CampusChat
1:17 am handshake20: RT @unewhaven We prefer Facebook in admissions because the analytics are better and it’s easier to segment our audiences. #CampusChat
1:17 am SuzanneShaffer: @unewhaven Thanks for clarifying and explaining the parent/college relationship from your perspective #campuschat
1:17 am handshake20: @unewhaven Interesting. Makes sense. Thx for answer #campuschat
1:17 am EECollegePlan: RT @unewhaven: All communications for parents are done in print and electronic form to accommodate preferences. #CampusChat
1:17 am unewhaven: Friendlier URL for virtual parent guide is at http://tinyurl.com/UNHParentGuide #CampusChat
1:18 am collegevisit: Are blogs and email become passe? #campuschat
1:18 am unewhaven: @SuzanneShaffer also have a monthly e-mail that goes to all parents we have e-mail address for separate from the student w/tips #CampusChat
1:18 am SuzanneShaffer: RT @unewhaven: Friendlier URL for virtual parent guide is at http://tinyurl.com/UNHParentGuide#campuschat
1:19 am unewhaven: NO! RT @collegevisit: Are blogs and email become passe? #CampusChat
1:19 am unewhaven: Our e-mail read-rates have gone up once we switched to relevant/timeline information #CampusChat
1:19 am unewhaven: E-mail read rates are also up due to mobile devices. #CampusChat
1:19 am SuzanneShaffer: @unewhaven Are all of these for prospective parents? or parents of students who are enrolled? #campuschat
1:20 am collegevisit: Right content. Right time. RT @unewhaven: Our e-mail read-rates have gone up once we switched to relevant/timeline information #campuschat
1:20 am unewhaven: Blogs are harder to gauge but worth the investment if nothing else to have the story of one of your students to share #CampusChat
1:21 am unewhaven: @SuzanneShaffer Charger Connection and the monthly eblasts admissions sends are to prospective student’s parents however … #CampusChat
1:21 am unewhaven: Our Student Affairs Division picks up where we leave off with UNHToday and other blasts of info. #CampusChat
1:21 am EECollegePlan: RT @unewhaven: Our e-mail read-rates have gone up once we switched to relevant/timeline information #CampusChat
1:22 am EECollegePlan: RT @unewhaven: E-mail read rates are also up due to mobile devices. #CampusChat
1:22 am unewhaven: UNHToday = our weekly e-newsletter to the campus communityhttp://www.newhaven.edu/unhtoday/current/index.html #CampusChat
1:22 am Plans4College: RT @EECollegePlan: RT @unewhaven: Our e-mail read-rates have gone up once we switched to relevant/timeline information #campuschat
1:22 am SuzanneShaffer: @unewhaven That’s impressive that you are doing so much before their student is even admitted–great way to influence decision #campuschat
1:23 am collegevisit: @unewhaven You have an online chat on the web, right? How’s that working out? #campuschat
1:23 am unewhaven: @SuzanneShaffer Like I said before … Social Media (and any comm. tool for that matter) is about building relationships. #CampusChat
1:23 am collegevisit: RT @EECollegePlan: RT @unewhaven: E-mail read rates are also up due to mobile devices. #campuschat
1:23 am unewhaven: We like to be a partner in a family’s college search, not just an option. #CampusChat
1:24 am SuzanneShaffer: Agree! RT @unewhaven Like I said before … Social Media (and any comm. tool for that matter) is about building relationships. #campuschat
1:24 am TauhidChappell: Heck no! Blogs are bigger than ever these days RT @collegevisit: Are blogs and email become passe? #campuschat
1:24 am SuzanneShaffer: Love that! RT @unewhaven: We like to be a partner in a familys college search, not just an option. #campuschat
1:24 am unewhaven: @collegevisit We have about 100 students attend monthly online chats. About 500 come to our @collegeweeklive virtual openhouse #CampusChat
1:25 am SuzanneShaffer: RT @unewhaven We have about 100 students attend monthly online chats. About 500 come to our @collegeweeklive virtual openhouse #campuschat
1:25 am unewhaven: online chats are a great way to introduce prospective students to our current students #CampusChat
1:25 am EECollegePlan: RT @unewhaven: We like to be a partner in a family’s college search, not just an option. #CampusChat
1:26 am SuzanneShaffer: Love this! RT @unewhaven: online chats are a great way to introduce prospective students to our current students #campuschat
1:26 am unewhaven: That’s also the role of blogs … connecting prospective students with current ones … Facebook too. #CampusChat
1:27 am unewhaven: That’s why www.facebook.com/unewhaven has been so successful for us. It’s a sandbox where prospects/current/alums/friends play #CampusChat
1:27 am amyhodges: @unewhaven Can you explain how the virtual open house at @collegeweeklive works? #campuschat
1:28 am SuzanneShaffer: RT @unewhaven www.facebook.com/unewhaven has been so successful for us. Its a sandbox where prospects/current/alums/friends play #campuschat
1:28 am unewhaven: @amyhodges VOH w/ @collegeweeklive is a 5 hour, virtual event w/booths for our colleges and video chats with students #CampusChat
1:29 am unewhaven: @amyhodges @collegeweeklive also hosts college fairs with 300+ colleges, fin. aid and test prep shows too. #CampusChat
1:30 am EECollegePlan: RT @unewhaven: That’s why www.facebook.com/unewhaven has been so successful. Sandbox where prospects/current/alums/friends play #CampusChat
1:31 am unewhaven: We invite our inquiries to things like www.Meritaid.com @zinch and @collegeweeklive because again, we’re their partner in this. #CampusChat
1:31 am SuzanneShaffer: @unewhaven How has social media changed the admissions process? #campuschat
1:31 am unewhaven: @SuzanneShaffer social media has changed admissions like it’s changed the business world … communication is always on. #CampusChat
1:32 am SuzanneShaffer: RT @unewhaven social media has changed admissions like its changed the business world … communication is always on. #campuschat
1:32 am collegevisit: @unewhaven Would you say use of social media has expanded your reach/presence w/respect to recruiting? #campuschat
1:33 am unewhaven: We know we can’t control the conversation anymore. We can only be active participants. #CampusChat
1:33 am SuzanneShaffer: @unewhaven Has it made your job easier or more difficult? #campuschat
1:33 am collegevisit: RT @unewhaven: We know we cant control the conversation anymore. We can only be active participants. #campuschat
1:33 am unewhaven: @collegevisit No. I’d say SM has expanded our reach/presence with regard to sustaining relationships with existing connections. #CampusChat
1:34 am EECollegePlan: RT @unewhaven: Social media has changed admissions like it’s changed the business world … communication is always on. #CampusChat
1:34 am unewhaven: @SuzanneShaffer My job isn’t easier or more difficult. It’s just different. #CampusChat
1:34 am SuzanneShaffer: RT @unewhaven Id say SM has expanded our reach/presence with regard to sustaining relationships with existing connections. #campuschat
1:35 am collegevisit: I like this answer. RT @unewhaven: @SuzanneShaffer My job isnt easier or more difficult. Its just different. #campuschat
1:35 am amyhodges: AMEN! RT @collegevisit: RT @unewhaven: We know we cant control the conversation anymore. We can only be active participants. #campuschat
1:35 am unewhaven: The same convos ppl have RE:colleges have always happened @ dinner tables … now those convos occur online on a global platform #CampusChat
1:37 am SuzanneShaffer: @unewhaven Has your international recruitment increased? #campuschat
1:37 am unewhaven: It’s just important for us to be genuine because students see through the “fluff”. We don’t take down negative. We respond/act #CampusChat
1:37 am collegevisit: @unewhaven Does @foursquare play a role on your campus or w/prospects? #campuschat
1:37 am heathnettles: RT @collegevisit: RT @unewhaven: We know we cant control the conversation anymore. We can only be active participants. #campuschat
1:38 am unewhaven: @SuzanneShaffer We’ve seen a lot of interaction from international students on our Facebook page for sure. #CampusChat
1:38 am unewhaven: @collegevisit No @foursquare yet … but stay tuned RE: iTourUNH App (we hope) #CampusChat
1:39 am unewhaven: We have tagged all of our buildings on @foursquare and I make people buy me coffee when they oust me as a mayor. #CampusChat
1:39 am SuzanneShaffer: RT @unewhaven Its important 4 us 2 b genuine because students see thru the “fluff”. We dont take down negative. We respond/act #campuschat
1:39 am EECollegePlan: RT @unewhaven: Convos ppl have RE: colleges have always happened @ dinner tables…now the convos are online , global platform #CampusChat
1:39 am SuzanneShaffer: @unewhaven I hate getting ousted! <g> #campuschat
1:40 am EECollegePlan: RT @unewhaven: Important for us to be genuine b/c students see through the “fluff.” We don’t take down negative. We respond/act #CampusChat
1:40 am unewhaven: Students no longer post their concerns on the Student Government Msg Board. They post it to our Facebook page … #CampusChat
1:40 am collegevisit: Do you ever Google a student’s name? #campuschat
1:40 am unewhaven: because they know prospective students look there. #CampusChat
1:41 am SuzanneShaffer: RT @unewhaven: Students no longer post their concerns on the Student Government Msg Board. They post it to our FB page … #campuschat
1:41 am EECollegePlan: Love it! RT @unewhaven: We’ve tagged our buildings on @foursquare & I make people buy me coffee when they oust me as a mayor. #CampusChat
1:41 am unewhaven: @collegevisit We’ve never googled a student’s name … Won’t look at their Facebook profile either. We get 10K apps. No time. #CampusChat
1:42 am welcome2college: It’s only beginning too! RT @unewhaven social media has changed admissions like it changed biz world. Communication always on. #campuschat
1:42 am collegevisit: @unewhaven Understandable! #campuschat
1:43 am DuongSheahan: RT @SuzanneShaffer: RT @unewhaven: Students no longer post their concerns on the Student Government Msg Board. They post it to our FB page … #campuschat
1:43 am collegevisit: @welcome2college Thanks for joining in! #campuschat
1:43 am DuongSheahan: @SuzanneShaffer Who responds to the students concerns on the FB pages? #campuschat
1:44 am collegevisit: What form of communication do parents of #collegebound use most: twitter, FB, msg, email other (re: contact with admissions)?? #campuschat
1:44 am unewhaven: @DuongSheahan It’s a campus-wide effort. Admissions reads and responds but the office responsible to fix/change things acts. #CampusChat
1:45 am EECollegePlan: RT @unewhaven: We’ve never googled a student’s name. Won’t look at their Facebook profile either. We get 10K apps. No time. #CampusChat
1:45 am unewhaven: @collegevisit communication preferences are so widespread we almost have to be everywhere (see our staff bios). #CampusChat
1:46 am unewhaven: We have “IM a Counselor”, We all have FB profiles, cell/text, e-mail … Our staff is outfitted with iPhones so they can keep up #CampusChat
1:46 am DuongSheahan: RT @collegevisit: What form of communication do parents of #collegebound use most: twitter, FB, msg, email other (re: contact with admissions)?? #campuschat
1:47 am DuongSheahan: RT @unewhaven: We have tagged all of our buildings on @foursquare and I make people buy me coffee when they oust me as a mayor. #CampusChat
1:48 am welcome2college: Excited 2 enter this space in a few weeks with new web app & tool 4 HS students/families in search process! Mid Sept launch set! #campuschat
1:48 am SuzanneShaffer: RT @unewhaven We have “IM a Counselor” We all have FB profiles, cell/text, e-mail -staff outfitted w/iPhones so they can keep up #campuschat
1:48 am unewhaven: BTW our admissions site at http://www.newhaven.edu/admissions/ugrad will be completely re-vamped next week. Huge SM call outs #CampusChat
1:48 am DuongSheahan: @unewhaven There’s conflicting recommendations Some say visit college b4 applying, what do you advise & why? #CampusChat
1:49 am collegevisit: RT @DuongSheahan: @unewhaven Theres conflicting recommendations Some say visit college b4 applying, what do you advise & why? #campuschat
1:49 am SuzanneShaffer: RT @unewhaven Our admissions site at http://www.newhaven.edu/admissions/ugrad completely re-vamped next week. Huge SM call outs #campuschat
1:49 am unewhaven: @DuongSheahan You should visit before applying so U don’t waste your time if you don’t feel the “fit” when you set on campus. #CampusChat
1:50 am unewhaven: @DuongSheahan Save the application fee/paper/stress of the application to schools you won’t go to and visit first. #CampusChat
1:50 am SuzanneShaffer: RT @unewhaven You should visit before applying so U dont waste your time if you dont feel the “fit” when you set on campus. #campuschat
1:50 am unewhaven: @DuongSheahan The “Don’t visit until after you have been admitted” thing is a function of applying to too many schools. #CampusChat
1:51 am collegevisit: Visit college before applying so you can “feel the fit” per @unewhaven. Agree! #campuschat
1:51 am unewhaven: If students did more work on the search before applying and applied to less schools then competition would go down #CampusChat
1:52 am SuzanneShaffer: @DuongSheahan The process is overwhelming, but we are ALL here to help! #campuschat
1:52 am collegevisit: @DuongSheahan You’ll learn it all with #1, the rest will be easy! #campuschat
1:52 am EECollegePlan: RT @unewhaven: If students did more work on the search before applying & applied to less schools then competition would go down #CampusChat
1:53 am BMEdegreeGIRL: Hi, what type of “more work” should I be doing as a senior in HS this year? #campuschat
1:53 am unewhaven: @DuongSheahan Be sure to check out http://tinyurl.com/UNHParentGuide … It’s 1/2 “UNH is awesome” and 1/2 great resource #CampusChat
1:53 am collegevisit: @EECollegePlan In one of our chats, it was said most apply to 10 schools. Seems like a lot? #campuschat
1:54 am collegevisit: @unewhaven Nice breakdown on the UNHParentGuide. #campuschat
1:54 am SuzanneShaffer: @DuongSheahan There are so many resources for parents now. It’s not like it was 10 years ago. #campuschat
1:54 am Plans4College: RT @collegevisit: @EECollegePlan In one of our chats, it was said most apply to 10 schools. Seems like a lot? Seems high to me. #campuschat
1:54 am unewhaven: @BMEdegreeGIRL Research schools that have your major, check out visit opportunities, eval size/distance before applying #CampusChat
1:55 am DuongSheahan: @unewhaven Yes, But college tours also cost if you are flying out of State/accomodations etc. How 2 do this wisely & save time/$ #CampusChat
1:55 am unewhaven: @SuzanneShaffer Agreed … With so many resources it’s amazing how uninformed a lot of people still are though. #readwhatyouget #CampusChat
1:55 am welcome2college: Visit can be turning point! RT @collegevisit: Visit college before applying so you can “feel the fit” per @unewhaven. Agree! #campuschat
1:55 am BMEdegreeGIRL: Ok, thanks, just figured all those were typical at beginning of the search, but good to know, i’m going in right direction. #campuschat
1:55 am unewhaven: @DuongSheahan Virtual tours are far more advanced than they used to be. Check out www.newhaven.edu/virtualtour @yourcampus360 #CampusChat
1:56 am SuzanneShaffer: @DuongSheahan do the online tours, attend collegeweeklive, chat with students 1st to narrow it down #campuschat
1:56 am unewhaven: @BMEdegreeGIRL You are! Keep it up! #CampusChat
1:56 am unewhaven: RT @SuzanneShaffer: @DuongSheahan do the online tours, attend collegeweeklive, chat with students 1st to narrow it down #CampusChat
1:56 am EECollegePlan: That’s pretty typical. When I was at a high school, had a student apply to 19. Won’t let my clients do that. #campuschat
1:57 am SuzanneShaffer: RT @unewhaven: @SuzanneShaffer Agreed … With so many resources its amazing how uninformed a lot of people still are though. #campuschat
1:57 am BMEdegreeGIRL: So applying to 10 is a good average???? #campuschat
1:57 am collegevisit: @BMEdegreeGIRL Stay organized w/respect to all the info you need to track and prepare to apply. @SuzanneShaffer has great info. #campuschat
1:58 am unewhaven: The problem w/applying to 19 schools is what you think is a ‘safety school’ isn’t a safety school anymore with all apps received #CampusChat
1:58 am EECollegePlan: I had less opportunity to voice opinion in that environment. Free apps are helpful, but also contribute to higher submission #s. #campuschat
1:58 am Plans4College: I work with a case load of 150 seniors a year…we stress from 9th grade the need to focus and have a list of 5-7 schools. #campuschat
1:58 am DuongSheahan: @unewhaven We’ve narrowed it down…we are now deciding whether to visit before or after, and I appreciate your inputs #CampusChat
1:59 am collegevisit: @DuongSheahan Agree w/ @unewhaven. If onsite college visit not doable, virtual/online will help. #campuschat
1:59 am DuongSheahan: RT @unewhaven: @DuongSheahan Virtual tours are far more advanced than they used to be. Check out www.newhaven.edu/virtualtour @yourcampus360 #CampusChat
1:59 am unewhaven: Perfect example is @unewhaven … 44% accept rate as compaired to 56% a few years ago. Went from 3,600 apps to 10K in 3 years. #CampusChat
1:59 am DuongSheahan: @SuzanneShaffer You’re right…my daughter has been online doing a lot of her own research. We had nothing of such back in day. #campuschat
2:00 am SuzanneShaffer: @BMEdegreeGIRL boxes and folders are the key. and a big calendar for deadlines #campuschat
2:00 am DuongSheahan: @collegevisit @unewhaven @SuzanneShaffer Thanks everyone…have to log on to my own online class now. Will follow up later #CampusChat
2:00 am collegevisit: @DuongSheahan Since you have many colleges near you, visit those too, to learn questions to ask/see how different info presented #campuschat
2:01 am unewhaven: Well folks. It’s time for us to sign off for the night. #CampusChat
2:01 am unewhaven: By all means please @reply to either @unewhaven or @gilrogers to continue the convo any time. #CampusChat
2:01 am SuzanneShaffer: @DuongSheahan That’s great that she is on top of it. It’s her process but you can be a great help as a parent coach #campuschat
2:01 am collegevisit: @DuongSheahan Thanks and good luck with everything! #campuschat
2:01 am EECollegePlan: ABSOLUTELY! In the case of my 19 at the school, parent was HEAVILY influencing process, trying to keep up with the Jones’ IMHO. #campuschat
2:01 am SuzanneShaffer: RT @unewhaven: By all means please @reply to either @unewhaven or @gilrogers to continue the convo any time. #campuschat
2:02 am BMEdegreeGIRL: @unewhaven Thank you very much! #campuschat
2:02 am welcome2college: @unewhaven Thanks for your insights! #campuschat
2:02 am collegevisit: Yep, a busy, information-packed hour! Thanks Gil for co-hosting. Please follow @unewhaven and @gilrogers for more great info! #campuschat
2:02 am EECollegePlan: I narrowed list to 4 schools that were good fits & likely for admission. Still applied to 19. Guess which/how many she got into? #campuschat
2:03 am collegevisit: @EECollegePlan Pls don’t say all 19! #campuschat
2:04 am SuzanneShaffer: @unewhaven Thanks so much for tonight’s chat. Extremely helpful from a parent’s point of view #campuschat
2:04 am BMEdegreeGIRL: @EECollegePlan I am afraidd to ask ha ha #campuschat
2:04 am collegevisit: Transcript and takeaway tweets on SmartCollegeVisit tomorrow! Thank’s everyone! #campuschat
2:04 am SuzanneShaffer: RT @collegevisit: Transcript and takeaway tweets on SmartCollegeVisit tomorrow! Thanks everyone! #campuschat
2:05 am EECollegePlan: @collegevisit No way! Just the 4 I had narrowed the list down to for her. #campuschat
2:05 am unewhaven: RT @SuzanneShaffer: RT @collegevisit: Transcript and takeaway tweets on SmartCollegeVisit tomorrow! Thanks everyone! #CampusChat
2:06 am collegevisit: @EECollegePlan Now, you really rock! Amazing! #campuschat
2:06 am welcome2college: RT @unewhaven: RT @SuzanneShaffer: RT @collegevisit: Transcript & takeaway tweets on SmartCollegeVisit tomorrow! Thx everyone! #CampusChat
2:09 am BMEdegreeGIRL: @SuzanneShaffer @collegevisit @EECollegePlan Thanks for the input! #campuschat
2:10 am EECollegePlan: THANK YOU, @unewhaven! Lots of great info shared tonight. Appreciate you taking the time. #campuschat
2:12 am SuzanneShaffer: @BMEdegreeGIRL Always happy to help! #campuschat
4:19 am IvyEyesEditing: RT @unewhaven: @DuongSheahan Virtual tours are far more advanced than they used to be. Check out www.newhaven.edu/virtualtour @yourcampus360 #CampusChat
10:42 am heathnettles: RT @collegevisit: Visit college before applying so you can “feel the fit” per @unewhaven. Agree! #campuschat

Source: Wthashtag/CampusChat

Author: Z. Kelly Queijo

Kelly is founder of Smart College Visit and Smart College Consulting. When she's not creating content for the blog or clients, tweeting, or hosting #CampusChat, she's planning her next mobile move.

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