ACT College Partners with TopSchool to Centralize Student Data Management

Denver, CO — October 18, 2010 — ACT College and TopSchool have partnered in order to drive enrollment and improve access to data for operational and compliance reporting. ACT College will utilize TopSchool’s Student Lifecycle Management (SLM) system across its three campuses to more effectively manage leads, centrally access all student information, and track prospect and student communications.

TopSchool replaces ACT’s outdated solution that made lead management cumbersome. TopSchool’s system will enable the school to respond quicker to inquiries, as well as support students throughout their educational experience.

"TopSchool will help drive the continued growth of our school – we’ll be able to deliver a higher level of service to existing students, as well as report on outcomes to evolve programs and meet accreditation requirements,” said Joshua Darrin, CIO of ACT College. “We also have been impressed with ability to integrate TopSchool’s SLM system with third party applications and are excited about the open, flexible structure, which will enable us to take student information management to a whole new level.”

TopSchool’s SLM is delivered in a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model, and goes beyond the capabilities of a traditional student information system (SIS). It provides the portal for prospective students to learn about ACT College’s programs, the customer relationship management (CRM) system to manage prospects through admission, the SIS to track and manage the institution’s students from enrollment through program completion, and finally, a reporting suite to measure outcomes and improve offerings. Additionally, the system easily integrates with other third party applications, such as a school’s LMS.

“ACT’s programs are in demand, and it is important that they have the technology and infrastructure in place to enroll students and support them throughout the education lifecycle,” said Matthew Schnittman, CEO of TopSchool. “Our system will enable ACT to focus first and foremost on the needs of its students, whether it is by supporting students through the admissions process, interacting with students to keep them on track to graduation, or reporting on outcomes to drive the direction and relevancy of programs.”

ACT College operates three campuses in Virginia. The college was founded in 1983 and provides programs at the diploma and associate’s degree levels in areas related to healthcare. Programs include Medical Assisting, Medical Office Administration, Dental Assisting, Pharmacy Technology, Allied Health Technology (AAS) and Medical Radiography (AAS).

ACT College is an exclusive provider of Allied Health Training for the Washington D.C. Metro Area. Its students are given practical training through externship opportunities.


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