In August 2022, we introduced Apply with Scoir. It’s a new process for
seamlessly applying to college, on the same platform where nearly 1 million
students are already discovering careers and colleges and building their lists.
When we spoke with students, we knew this was a huge pain point we could help
solve so we’re excited to share how this first year went.
We’ve seen 61,000 students apply with Scoir.
- 30% of them are first-generation
- 45% were eligible for fee waivers
- 44% are students of color
This is huge. We’ve loved creating a new experience that helps students who
need it the most. 118 colleges accepted the app in year 1.
This year, we expect that number to grow even more! The great part is that these
colleges receive more than 10% of all apps every year so when students
apply with Scoir, they avoid duplicative data entry and keep everything in one spot.
As we head into year 2, we’re excited for the changes we have planned for
everyone in the process, including application receiving colleges.
Up first, updates to Colleges' configuration experiences.
Additional fee waivers
Before, colleges could only configure one fee waiver eligibility criteria, Military
Status, indicating whether a student was active duty military or a veteran.
Now, colleges can configure 6 additional fee waiver eligibility.
Here’s the full list:
- Students who qualify for Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program
- Students who have received a College Board, ACT, and/or NACAC fee waiver
- Students who are participating in TRiO programs
- Students who receive a Pell Grant
- Students who are veterans or active members of the U.S. Armed Forces
- Students who self-identify as the first in their family to attend college
- Students whose family receives public assistance
- Students enrolled in a federal, state, or local program that aids students from low-income families
- Students who live in federally subsidized public housing, a foster home or are homeless
- Students who are a ward of the state or an orphan
- Students who receive need-based scholarships elsewhere
- Students who are being assisted by any college or university access program
Expanded Application Profile PDFs
In addition, colleges can also decide whether they’d like to receive Race &
Ethnicity details in Application Profile PDFs, and if they opt to collect Additional
Tests and/or English Proficiency Tests, colleges can add provide extra context to
We’re excited about these changes, especially the expansion of fee waiver
eligibility criteria, which allows you to better reach the students who need help
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We’d love to hear what you think about these additional configuration options. Share your feedback!