WESTFORD, Mass., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alloy Education, the leading publisher of print and online educational products for college-bound students, today announced a strategic partnership with XAP Corporation, the leader in college access and career success services. The collaboration enhances Alloy's CollegeXpress database, which allows colleges and universities to connect with and recruit students who have expressed an interest in their institution, and allows hundreds of additional colleges and universities to connect with XAP's National Application Center (www.nationalappcenter.com) users via the site's "Recruit Me" feature.
"The winners in this partnership are the millions of students who use the Alloy Education and XAP websites," said Joe Moore, President and CEO of Alloy Education. "Through the growth of our database, Alloy Education will be able to offer our premier content, college search, and scholarship search tools to more users. Providing access to XAP's National Application Center on the Alloy Education websites will make it easy for students to directly apply to their list of colleges. This is just one more step in our initiative to provide a comprehensive suite of educational tools to students, parents, and college counselors."
Thousands of colleges and universities already use "Recruit Me" to connect with nearly 2 million users. "This partnership allows us to enhance the National Application Center's role as the online college planning companion for the student, their families, and college counselors," said J. Michael Thompson, CEO of XAP Corporation. "This can have a dramatic impact on the student, especially when they hear back from an institution that they might not have thought was a realistic option."
Connecting to a growing list of over 1,000 colleges and universities, the National Application Center provides a comprehensive, unbiased approach to college planning that incorporates student interests, career goals, test preparation, college matching, and financial aid. It culminates in a streamlined application submission process that eliminates the repetitive aspect of college applications, a factor often cited as the key reason students abandon the process.
About Alloy Education
Alloy Education specializes in student recruitment solutions for higher education. Through our team's proven experience in publishing, direct marketing, and interactive web services, we connect schools and businesses with college and college-bound students. We provide higher education with appropriate, qualified student leads, and for over 25 years, we have been the "go-to" source for college information for high school guidance offices. In addition, our Carnegie Communications division specializes in fully customized market research, brand development, multi-media, consulting, and strategic communications services to all university departments. Alloy Education is a division of Alloy Media + Marketing. For more information, visit AlloyEducation.com.
XAP Corporation is an industry leader in college access and career success products. In addition to the National Application Center, XAP has developed and hosts 25 statewide and regional college and career portals, working with 655 college and university clients, over a thousand college and university recruitment clients, and more than 25,000 schools and agencies across North America in helping students and adults reach their education and career goals. XAP products are accessible to over 50% of the U.S. population through statewide and regional college access portals, school and district sites, and state and federal workforce centers. For more information, see XAP.com.
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