Plagiarism Detection Efforts Streamlined Within the College Admissions Process

Hobsons' ApplyYourself is now integrated with Turnitin® for Admissions to verify admission essay originality

Aug 09, 2011, 09:00 ET from Hobsons

CINCINNATI, and OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hobsons, the leader in Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) software, and iParadigms, the leading provider of plagiarism prevention solutions, today announced that Turnitin® for Admissions is now fully integrated within Hobsons' ApplyYourself. In 2010, more than 550 admission offices used Hobsons' ApplyYourself to process applications. This fall, admission offices at undergraduate and graduate schools can verify applicant essays to discover potential plagiarism and help them make better decisions in the application review process.


"In these tough economic times, every decision is based on the ROI (return on investment) of the decision," said Jeff Lorton at Turnitin for Admissions. "With ApplyYourself and Turnitin for Admissions integrated, clients will see higher success rates in their undergraduate and graduate programs. When the decision to admit applicants includes verified essays, admitted applicants are likely to be more successful and graduate."

ApplyYourself, an online application process management tool, includes a range of components to shepherd students through the college admission process. The integration of applicant data with existing prospect systems offers campuses a centralized system to drive enrollment. ApplyYourself gathers and compiles this information through online tools including application forms, scheduling modules for campus events and interviews, recommendation forms and decision management tools.

Turnitin for Admissions compares submitted documents to an extensive database of Internet content, student and applicant essays, subscription content, and other documents to create a comprehensive Similarity Report. The Similarity Report allows admissions offices to: verify and identify problems in seconds; deal with the problems discovered efficiently; admit fewer problem applicants; and make fair decisions based on verified information.

About Hobsons

Hobsons is a premier provider of innovative technology and integrated marketing solutions that empower education professionals to manage the entire student lifecycle including recruitment, enrollment, and retention. With end-to-end, enterprise-class products built from over thirty years of education experience and market knowledge, Hobsons helps more than 6,500 global secondary schools, colleges, and universities achieve their goals. A Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT) subsidiary, Hobsons is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH with offices in Arlington, VA; Oakland, CA; London, England; and Melbourne, Australia.  

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About iParadigms

iParadigms, LLC is the world's leading provider of web-based solutions for plagiarism prevention. The company's products also include Turnitin, used by educators worldwide to check students' papers for originality, to enable web-based peer review and for digital grading of student work. iParadigms' Turnitin for Admissions helps admissions professionals make more informed choices by uncovering plagiarism, recycled submissions, duplicate responses, purchased documents, and unoriginal content in the admissions process. iParadigms is headquartered in Oakland, CA with an international office located in Newcastle, United Kingdom. iParadigms is backed by Warburg Pincus. and  

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