The Rise of STEM Portfolios

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The Rise of STEM Portfolios

Introducing portfolios into the STEM culture of admissions can be challenging, particularly when those departments place such strong emphasis on test-taking. Of course, stories like Sabrina Pasterski’s and the White House's Nation of Makers initiative remind us that identifying a minimum entrance threshold is very different from looking at...

How Admissions Missed the Next Einstein

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How Admissions Missed the Next Einstein

When Sabrina Pasterski was applying for undergraduate admissions, she was rejected by Harvard and waitlisted by MIT … until they saw a video of her building an airplane. Due to Sabrina’s persistence, this video was eventually seen by Professors Allen Haggerty and Earll Murman who strongly advocated for her. “Our...

Spotlight on NASA Space Telescope

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Spotlight on NASA Space Telescope

Located on the campus of The Johns Hopkins University, the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) for NASA. They operate the science program for the Hubble Space Telescope and will conduct the science and mission operations for the James...

Spotlight on AICAD

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Spotlight on AICAD

AICAD – the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design – is a non-profit consortium of 42 leading art schools in the US and Canada. Membership includes colleges in the US and Canada that are: private, non-profit, free-standing, specialized colleges of art and design, BFA and/or MFA degree granting, and...

Introducing Our New Advanced Plan

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Introducing Our New Advanced Plan

SlideRoom is now offering an Advanced plan for organizations that need to see more data and have everything integrated tightly with their larger ecosystem of databases and services. In addition to all of SlideRoom's Standard features, the Advanced plan includes the following: Content from In-Progress Applications In addition to seeing...

Introducing Our New Standard Plan

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Introducing Our New Standard Plan

SlideRoom's new Standard pricing plan is a great fit for organizations who need more than a basic plan. The Standard plan offers unlimited programs, more powerful features, greater flexibility and better analytics. Here are a few highlights: New SlideRoom Analytics Seeing applicants with greater clarity at the aggregate level and...

API for Importing Attributes

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API for Importing Attributes

Do you have applicants in SlideRoom with important data located in another database? This might include official test scores, GPA, student IDs, and other attributes that live in a separate system. Now it's easy to consolidate that information mapped to the correct applicant in SlideRoom so everything can be present...

Common Application Renaming “Art Supplement” to “Portfolio”

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Common Application Renaming “Art Supplement” to “Portfolio”

In 2012, SlideRoom formed an exclusive partnership for Common App schools to accept and evaluate “creative” materials. Over the last 3 years, we’ve facilitated review for millions of images, videos and other supplements used to demonstrate creative skill. We've also heard from many “non-artistic” departments looking to accept evidence...

Preview the New SlideRoom

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Preview the New SlideRoom

On September 1st, we'll be releasing the new front-end interface for reviewers and administrators in SlideRoom. We’ve been working all year to incorporate feedback and make everything even easier to use. The wide variety in types of people who use SlideRoom posed a unique challenge because we have small...