Scoop: August 2022



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Knowledge Base Enhancements
We've been busy making enhancements to our Knowledge Base of online documentation online! You'll now find relevant and helpful articles organized by user group:


For Counselors For Colleges For Students

Check out these new videos, demos, and articles on all things! And feel free to email us at with any questions you may have!

New Feature Update
You asked, we answered! Thanks to this feedback post, we published an update that now makes the application list display in alpha order (within each status) when viewing a college from the college tab.

Do you have ideas for enhancements to Click on the Feedback icon in the navigation toolbar. Ambassador Program

A hearty welcome to the 17 new members of our inaugural Ambassadors! They hail from 13 states all over the country, from Washington to New Jersey. These counselors will provide valuable feedback on various features and enhancements. Stay tuned to see some of their faces featured on social media in the coming weeks! Wish to join? Click here for more info.


Prep for College Visit Season
Did you know that high school counselors can create and post college fairs and school visits for colleges and universities using Colleges can then respond to invitations and request registration for approval by high school counselors in For more information, please see this article here. If you're curious how things work from the college side, find more info here.


National Association for College Admissions Counseling
Joining your fellow high school counselors and college admissions counselors at this year's NACAC conference in Houston, TX September 22 - 24?  Be sure to stop by booth 1033 (right next to the NACAC booth) and say hi!  Besides our own annual Slate Summit, this is the event where we connect with our college and university clients, and all our wonderful college counselors. general manager Sarah McInnis will be there to answer any of your questions!



Britten Nelson
Associate Director of College Counseling, University Preparatory Academy, Seattle, WA

How did you get started in college counseling?

Like many admission professionals, I got started in this career as a senior in college, when I was a tour guide at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. That turned into a job as an admission counselor shortly after graduation, and I worked in admission for seven years at Puget Sound (back in the day when we read all our applications on paper – I don’t miss those papercuts!) I’m starting my sixteenth year as the Associate Director of College Counseling at University Prep this fall.

What is a skill you'd like to learn?

When the pandemic hit, I started doing yoga at home daily. I kept it up – with a few interruptions – for three years. And while I’ve made great progress in strength, agility, and flexibility, there are still several poses I just can’t figure out how to do. I keep trying – eventually I’ll get there, right?

What book would you recommend and why?

Some of my favorite books of the summer include Anxious People by Fredrik Bachman (a delightful story about a bank robber, an open house, and a hostage situation), Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel (a quiet story of travel across centuries, pandemics, and moons without feeling like science fiction at all) and Finding Me by Viola Davis (Viola reads her memoir about a harrowing childhood of poverty and abuse in Rhode Island, to becoming an Oscar winner).

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