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Considering Scoir for Your High School? Here’s What You Need to Know

Considering Scoir for Your High School? Here’s What You Need to Know

Hey there, high school counselors! 👋

Are you looking for ways to:

  • Save time?
  • Reduce manual work?
  • Support students with college and career readiness?

If you’re thinking… “Uh… YES!” then Scoir may be a great option for your high school.

Let’s walk through what Scoir is, how we’re different, and how Scoir supports counselors like you.

This blog post is a recap of our webinar: Considering Scoir? Ask Us Anything! Gain access to the webinar replay for even more information on Scoir for high schools, or sign up for our next Considering Scoir event

 

What is Scoir?

Scoir is a college and career readiness platform that expands college access and improves collegiate outcomes. Scoir’s Network connects students, parents/guardians, counselors, and college admissions staff.

In other words…our goal is to help more students get into college and launch successful careers, while making your job easier.

 

What makes Scoir different?

If you currently have a college readiness platform, you may be thinking… “Why should we switch?”

Scoir stands out for 3 reasons:

1. Scoir protects student Personally Identifying Information (PII)

Protecting student privacy is a top priority of ours. That’s why we never sell student PII.

 

2. Scoir’s pricing model is simple

In support of our mission to expand college access, we discount our solutions equal to the percentage of students receiving free or reduced lunch in your school or district.

 

3. Scoir brings all stakeholders together

Scoir connects colleges, high schools, students, parents/guardians, (and soon, CBOs!) all in one platform. 

  • More than 1,700 colleges and universities use Scoir to connect with best-fit students
  • More than 2,200 high schools across the country trust Scoir to guide their students through the college discovery and admissions process (including half of the Niche Top 1,000 Best College Prep Private Schools and 600 Title I schools)
  • Nearly 10,000 high school counselors use Scoir to support their students
  • Nearly 1 million students use Scoir
  • We’re growing the number of students and parents/guardians on the network by 40% each year

We’re proud to be the second largest and fastest growing platform of our kind! 

One reason we’re growing so fast is because of the robust collection of features for counselors and students. In fact, we love hearing from counselors and a lot of our features are built based on their feedback! 

 

What are Scoir’s top features for counselors?

During the webinar, Kelly Weber, a former high school counselor, shares her top 9 favorite features in Scoir (all of which she used extensively as a high school counselor 🙌)!

To hear even more from Kelly about her experience using Scoir at a high school counselor, this article is a great next read: How to Use Scoir to Optimize Your Counseling Responsibilities.

 

1. Surveys

We make surveys easy! Counselors can create their own surveys in Scoir and share them with specific students and parents/guardians, or a large group of recipients. 

With Scoir, you can spin up surveys quickly, with multiple question types to choose from and the ability to set questions as required. 

Counselors love using this tool to share a student support survey, a transition to high school survey, and more.

You can easily see responses from the Counselor Dashboard.

 

2. Calendar Management

Counselors can set up office hours right on their calendar in Scoir, which students can then see and register for on their Student Dashboard. 

And, yup—you can sync your Scoir calendar directly with your Google or Microsoft Outlook calendar.

 

3. Visits

When counselors set their availability for visits in Scoir, college reps can view this and schedule time to meet with your students. You can require booking confirmation and RSVP status, too!

 

4. Dashboard

The Counselor Dashboard is the go-to place for your counselor caseload, with the ability to toggle between class years. You can see who has been accepted and enrolled into college plus outstanding student requests, like documents that need to be sent out for specific students. We also give counselors visibility into which colleges are most popular among students at your high school to track admissions trends.

 

5. Scoir Mobile App

Scoir has an iOS mobile app for students, parents/guardians, and counselors to access all Scoir has to offer. We have a 5-star rating by over 1,800 users!

 

6. Document Sending

Our electronic document delivery system improves accuracy and saves counselors time. We help you keep track of document deadlines, and mass upload documents to colleges. We’ve sent over 1 million documents and counting!

You can keep track of all your send docs with key details like document type, college send date, and more.

 

7. File Sharing

We also enable counselors to share files directly with students and parents/guardians in the My Drive section in Scoir. For example, students can upload their college essay to My Drive for counselors to review.

Counselors can also upload course catalogs and other important information that they want readily available for their students. 

And, to save you one less email to send, students receive a notification when new documents have been added.

 

8. Letter of Recommendation Requests

Letter of recommendation requests can be sent from students directly to teachers and counselors in Scoir. If they choose, high schools can allow teachers to view brag sheets from students, as well as their extracurriculars list.

Counselors can toggle on or off if students are allowed to request recommendations from teachers.

 

9. Standard and Customized Reports

Scoir has 7 standard reports on student outcomes, applications, scholarships and awards, class profiles, and more. Based on the information they’re looking for, counselors can also create custom reports.

Beyond Kelly’s top 9 features, we’ve got A LOT more to check out! Request a Scoir consultation to learn even more, or check out our high school features page to explore on your own.

 

FAQs About Scoir

Here are some common questions we get asked about the Scoir counselor experience, along with our answers.

Q: How much does Scoir cost?

A: Please view our high school pricing page for up-to-date information. We discount our solutions equal to the percentage of students receiving free or reduced lunch in your school or district.

 

Q: Can students apply with Common App, college website, etc. while using Scoir?

A: Yes. Scoir supports counselors and students no matter their application method. Students can apply to Coalition member colleges directly through Scoir, saving them time and providing them resources on affordability and fee waivers. There is no middleman between Scoir and the institution, allowing counselors to send docs directly to colleges and universities quickly.

 

Q: What does training and implementation look like?

A: When you join Scoir, you’re assigned a dedicated Customer Success Manager who works with you 1:1 to ensure a successful rollout. Check out the high school onboarding page for more info.

 

Q: How can historic data from Naviance be transferred?

A: Our support team does the heavy lifting for you to import current and historical data. We provide a step-by-step guide for exporting data from Naviance.

 

Q: Does Scoir allow students or counselors to mark which applications were submitted with or  without test scores?

A: Yes, counselors and students can indicate test-optional.

 

Q: What do you offer in terms of SEL?

A: All counselors, regardless of whether they use Scoir, can access Scoir U, our professional development certifications for changemakers.

 

Ready to learn how Scoir can support your specific needs? Request a Scoir consultation to take the next step.

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