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Pushing the Boundaries of Learning With AI

Inside Higher Ed: September, 2018

Universities are also using AI to help students connect with their institutions. Andrew Magliozzi, co-founder and CEO of AdmitHub, builds AI-powered chat bots for institutions, such as Arizona State University and California State University at Northridge, that can be used to recruit and enroll students, as well as retain them.

Here’s how to boost enrollment with chatbots

eCampus News: September, 2018

As recently as last year, nearly one in five students who committed to attending Georgia State University (GSU) never showed up for classes in the fall. This problem isn’t unique to GSU, and it’s commonly referred to as the “summer melt.” But GSU has taken an innovative approach to solving this challenge, using an artificially intelligent (AI) chatbot that has led to a significant increase in student enrollment.

Freezing ‘summer melt’ in its tracks: Increasing college enrollment with AI

Brookings: September, 2018

Too many students get swept under by the flood of forms and the financial realities of paying for college.

Why so many poor kids who get into college don’t end up enrolling

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.

College Admissions Counselors: From Gatekeepers To Caseworkers

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.

How ‘Nudge Theory’ Is Already Being Tested in Higher Education

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.

How Georgia State Prevents Summer Melt

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.

Putting Students First

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.

College Admissions Officers Won’t Just Chill About ‘Summer Melt’

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.

Why Aren't Students Showing Up For College?

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.

The 10 Most Innovative Companies In Education 2017

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.

How one university reduced summer melt 21.4% and increased enrollment 3.9%

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…

Artificial Intelligence is Creating a More Human Workforce

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…

College Chatbot Service AdmitHub Raises $2.95M in Seed Funding to Guide Students Through School

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…

A Siri for Higher Ed Aims to Boost Student Engagement

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…

How chatbots will help education

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…

The Next Big Thing in Education

Business Insider: April, 2016

Bill Gates explains the potential for chatbots — programs you can text with like they’re human — in higher education.

#TSDemoday: Handicapping the 2015 Techstars Boston Class

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…

AdmitHub Launches AboutAdmissions To Make College Counseling Available To All

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…