In the Press
Brookings: September, 2018
Too many students get swept under by the flood of forms and the financial realities of paying for college.
Alvin Chang, Vox: August, 2018
Phone and email aren’t the best way to reach out to students. They found much more success with texting. These findings were used by a company called AdmitHub in the development of a chatbot that text messages students with reminders about deadlines or required forms, automation that doesn’t drain the limited resources of college financial aid offices. If students needed help, they could interact with an artificially intelligent chatbot rather than a human.
Brennan Barnard, Forbes: May, 2018
Student success and persistence statistics have attracted attention from administrators and trustees, whose concerns are both mission-driven and fiscal… AdmitHub is a communication platform harnessing the power of artificial intelligence to aid colleges and universities, not only in their enrollment strategies but also in retention and student success.
The 74 Million: October, 2017
In 2015, administrators at Georgia State University turned to behavioral economics to solve an enrollment problem. The school, renowned for its success in graduating low-income and minority students, wanted to reduce the growing proportion of its freshman class that didn’t make it to campus.
Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed: October, 2017
Text messages, some automated but some with real human interaction, reach students who might never otherwise have showed up. From a financial perspective, the additional students enrolling represent about $3 million in tuition revenue.
Bill Gates Blog: October, 2017
I’m constantly on the lookout for colleges and universities that somehow defy these odds—places where students are more likely to graduate than not, regardless of race or income. Georgia State University is one of the institutions that has achieved this goal.
The Wall Street Journal: August, 2017
Universities use text messages, phone calls and even virtual assistants to keep a lid on accepted students at risk of failing to matriculate.
NPR Hidden Brain: July, 2017
According to research from Harvard, between 10% and 40% of the kids who intend to go to college at the time of high school graduation don’t actually show up in the fall. Education researchers call this phenomenon ‘summer melt,’ and it has long been a puzzling problem until Georgia State University launched Pounce, powered by AdmitHub.
FastCompany: March, 2017
Today the most innovative companies in education recognize that the very substance of what we need to know has undergone a fundamental shift.
ECampus News: March, 2017
AdmitHub, an edtech startup which builds conversational artificial intelligence (AI) to guide students on the path to and through college, together with Georgia State University, has released the results of a study that examined the…
HuffingtonPost: March, 2017
In a recent study published by Lindsay Page and Hunter Gehlbach, an AI chatbot to text with incoming students at Georgia State University was shown to dramatically reduce summer melt, a phenomenon where students are accepted to…
EdSurge: January, 2017
AdmitHub, an edtech startup that’s creating conversational artificial intelligence (AI) to guide students to and through college, is trying to make that happen. (In fact, the conversation above was one that we ha…
EdSurge: December, 2016
When third-year students in strategy classes at BI Norwegian Business School have a question about their assignments next semester, odds are a robot will provide their answer. A chatbot—a computer program…
VentureBeat: September, 2016
It’s an exciting time for innovations in ed tech, and chatbots are at the forefront. Mobile apps are still compelling and there are many use cases where an app can provide the richest experience. However…
Business Insider: April, 2016
Bill Gates explains the potential for chatbots — programs you can text with like they’re human — in higher education.
BostInno: September, 2015
Twelve startups are set to present themselves to the public today at Techstars Demo Day, after 3 months in what I’m calling, for now, Boston’s top accelerator program. I’m not an accredited investor, so I’m not…
TechCrunch: November, 2014
Today, AdmitHub launched AboutAdmissions, a free, Reddit-style Q&A forum for students and parents to post questions and receive answers about the college admissions process. Every year in the U.S., almost…