BOSTON--(Matchbox today announced that Spelman College is implementing Matchbox’s application review platform to power their undergraduate admissions process. Spelman College joins a rapidly-growing community of undergraduate and graduate programs using the Matchbox iPad app to mobilize their admissions team and achieve new efficiencies in their student admissions procedures.)--
“Matchbox goes beyond that to offer a mobile app designed specifically for admissions professionals to improve yield and increase enrollment.”
“Matchbox is so intuitive, when I first saw it everything just made sense,” said Erica Johnson, director of admissions at Spelman College. “Their mobile-centric solution helps our readers better assess, score, rate, and rank applicants. This will enable us to achieve better applicant yield and enrollment figures. In addition, the ability to record and share notes in real-time is simply priceless. Matchbox is a game changer; I wish we deployed this last season.”
In addition to the user interface and collaboration platform, Spelman College also receives these crucial benefits from the Matchbox iPad app:
- Arrive at admissions decisions faster. This is a significant competitive advantage over schools that cannot process and evaluate applications as efficiently. By gaining visibility into the upcoming class sooner, admissions officers can proactively adjust their focus and recruitment efforts to improve yield.
- Spend more time recruiting and less time reviewing. Matchbox frees admissions personnel from paper folders, filing cabinets, the office internet connection, and dual computer monitors. Productivity increases as applications are simultaneously reviewed and scored on a plane, in a cab, or at the recruitment fair.
- Collaborate with confidence. Assemble different perspectives on a candidate from highly diverse admissions committees, deans, faculty, staff, alumni, students, and/or contract readers. The intuitive interface insures all the participants can contribute without disrupting the current workflow.
Matchbox was built specifically on iOS for the iPad, which has become the tablet of choice at most universities and colleges across the country. “More and more schools are purchasing iPads for their admissions departments to improve general workplace productivity,” according to Matchbox CEO and Founder, Stephen Marcus. “Matchbox goes beyond that to offer a mobile app designed specifically for admissions professionals to improve yield and increase enrollment.”
Matchbox transforms the iPad from a recruiting tool into an admissions weapon.
About Spelman College
Founded in 1881, Spelman College is a highly selective, liberal arts college widely recognized as the global leader in the education of women of African descent. Located in Atlanta, Ga., the college’s picturesque campus is home to 2,100 students. Outstanding alumnae include Children’s Defense Fund founder Marian Wright Edelman; Sam’s Club CEO Rosalind Brewer; JPMorgan Chase Foundation President Kimberly Davis; former acting Surgeon General and Spelman’s first alumna President Audrey Forbes Manley; Harvard College Dean Evelyn Hammonds; author Pearl Cleage; and actress LaTanya Richardson Jackson. For more information, visit http://www.spelman.edu.
Matchbox helps universities accelerate and improve their entire recruitment process using its software built specifically for admissions professionals by admissions professionals. Founded in 2011 and privately held, Matchbox is headquartered in Boston. For more information, please visit www.matchbox.net