Applicant's Guide to SlideRoom

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Applicant's Guide to SlideRoom

Applying to college can be daunting, overwhelming, and frustrating. Colleges that use SlideRoom make the process easier and more streamlined, but you still need to know where to begin. With that in mind, we've created Tips for Getting Started as a New SlideRoom Applicant. Our new, easy-to-use guide will get...

High School Counselor's Guide to SlideRoom

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High School Counselor's Guide to SlideRoom

High School Counselors and Teachers often reach out to us with questions about how they can help students who will be using SlideRoom to apply to colleges and universities. Now, there's an easy-to-use guide that any staff member can reference when guiding their students through the SlideRoom application process: The...

NACAC 2016: Portfolios Highlight a Changing Concept of Creativity

Tag: Case Studies

NACAC 2016: Portfolios Highlight a Changing Concept of Creativity

SlideRoom frequently receives inquiries from High School teachers and counselors asking how they can help creative students showcase their skills as they are applying to college. The following letter is one example: Hello, I teach high school science and in many of my classes (Physics, Robotics, etc.) my students generate...

NACAC 2016: Admissions Portfolios - Lessons from Early Adopters

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NACAC 2016: Admissions Portfolios - Lessons from Early Adopters

At this year's NACAC conference, we hosted a panel discussion about the growing importance of portfolios within admissions. While art schools have always asked for artifacts of achievement, STEM fields are beginning to experiment with this admissions practice. We asked representatives from MIT and Carnegie Mellon to share some lessons...

Renewed Partnership with The Common Application for Portfolios

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Renewed Partnership with The Common Application for Portfolios

We have just renewed our longstanding partnership with The Common Application to support portfolios during the admissions process. Our collective goal is to expand access to college by creating a convenient way to submit and review personally meaningful projects. Every student should have the opportunity to feature their talents and...

Portfolios for College Admissions?

Tag: Case Studies

Portfolios for College Admissions?

Over the past decade, portfolios have become a standard part of the application process at many institutions of higher education. Schools of all sizes and selectivity rates use portfolios, but others have been holding back because of concerns about how to incorporate portfolio review into their application and evaluation process....

Designing a More Equitable Africa

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Designing a More Equitable Africa

Africa's rapid population growth requires new thinking about how to support the infastructure development that will be needed in light of the projected surge. The World Bank estimates that by 2050, 1.2 billion people will be living in urban areas throughout Africa. According to MASS Design Group, there will...

Curated Portfolios from Across the Web

Tag: SlideRoom Updates

Curated Portfolios from Across the Web

Increasingly individuals are storing their creative work online, not on their personal computers. Sites like GitHub, YouTube, Medium, SketchFab, Etsy, and LinkedIn all operate as repositories for creative content. Today, SlideRoom will allow applicants to embed their creative content from almost anywhere across the Web into their SlideRoom application. They...

Spotlight on Auditions

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Spotlight on Auditions

Performance arts have a long history of using live auditions to determine their best applicants. After all, these candidates are competing based on their ability to fill a room with their physical presence and skills. This in-person process has immense value, but the cost in time and travel may not...

The New Learning Machine Blog

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The New Learning Machine Blog

We're excited to introduce our new blog for discussing education, technology and design. SlideRoom is part of Learning Machine's enrollment management toolset, so topical posts will be presented there from time to time. Meanwhile, product updates will continue to be placed here. We're interested in contributing to the larger conversation...