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  • A screenshot of the 22 steps towards a successful transfer.
  • These are the best fit college matches based on the specific information you input in your profile. If your profile information changes, it will update the college match section as well. To save a college, click on the “FishBowl.” You can save up to 6 colleges in your FishBowl.
  • You can reorder the colleges within your fishbowl by changing the number in the rank column.
  • Goal at the top shows top transfer preference and transfer dateNext Steps list, My Matches listAll calendars from fishbowl are listed with chapter calendar and current school’s calendar.
  • You can drill down on a specific day.Convention prep is from chapter calendarHousing deadline is from one of the schools in fishbowl
  • The College profile has 10 tabs with very detailed information on each college within the database. This includes contact information and information outlining both tuition and aid and demographics.
  • There are over 3,000 scholarships listed within the CollegeFish.org database.
  • Much like the FishBowl, this is the area you can save select scholarships to. Once you’ve searched for a scholarship, if you’re interested in exploring it further, save it to your Treasure Chest for follow up.
  • Collegefish

    1. 1.
    2. 2. CollegeFish.orgOverview<br />Iowa Regional Officer Team Symposium<br />
    3. 3. Agenda<br />CollegeFish.org – Why?<br />Issues Blocking Successful Transfer<br />Overview of CollegeFish Roles for:<br />Members<br />Administrators/Advisors<br />Introducing CollegeFish.org to your Region<br />CollegeFish.org Expansion<br />
    4. 4. Some of the issues that can block a successful transfer <br /><ul><li>Many students are unaware of the transfer process (1st generation)
    5. 5. Missed deadlines: Scholarships, Financial Aid, Housing, Course Registration
    6. 6. Overworked transfer champions
    7. 7. Limited access to resources to guide the planning process
    8. 8. Poor credit transfer
    9. 9. Results: Failure to access or complete a baccalaureate program</li></li></ul><li>How can we assist advisors and members in the transfer process?<br />
    10. 10. Phi Theta Kappa’s Answer?<br />CollegeFish.org<br />
    11. 11. What is CollegeFish.org?<br />Highly interactive web-based tool bringing transfer stakeholders together.<br />Featuring use through roles system.<br />
    12. 12. Student Benefits<br />Fosters communication between students and advisors<br />Enables proactive transfer planning for community college students (No cost to the student or college)<br />Explains the “How, What, Where, Why, and When regarding transfer – available 24/7<br />Offers college & scholarship information<br />
    13. 13. Student Transfer Tools<br />College match/search based on student profile<br />Scholarship search/browse listings<br />Calendar/deadline tracker<br />Transfer “Milestones”<br />College profiles<br /><ul><li>Comprehensive information from 3 different data sources (College Board, IPEDS, Thompson Peterson’s)</li></li></ul><li>Any student who has accepted membership in Phi Theta Kappa is automatically enrolled in CollegeFish.org.<br />
    14. 14. Goals<br />
    15. 15. Student Profile<br />
    16. 16. Transfer Preferences<br />
    17. 17. Next Steps<br />
    18. 18. My Matches<br />
    19. 19. FishBowl – select 6 colleges<br />
    20. 20. Home Page<br />
    21. 21. Calendar<br />
    22. 22. College Profile<br />
    23. 23. Scholarship Profile<br />
    24. 24. Treasure Chest<br />
    25. 25. Administrator & Advisor Capabilities<br /><ul><li>Same tools as students
    26. 26. College Browse/Search, Scholarship Browse/Search
    27. 27. Individual Accounts for Advisors & Administrators
    28. 28. Calendar/Deadlines pushed to students
    29. 29. Monitor Student Progress
    30. 30. Student search
    31. 31. Reporting features
    32. 32. Next Steps
    33. 33. Popular school choices
    34. 34. Completed Transfers</li></li></ul><li>Phi Theta Kappa Calendar<br />
    35. 35. Student Search<br />
    36. 36. Advisor Contact Information<br />
    37. 37. Introducing CollegeFish.org to your Region<br />Regional Convention Workshops<br />Orientation sessions for new chapter members<br />Computer labs<br />Educational Materials (guides, brochures)<br />Chapter / Regional meetings<br />Email communications with members<br />Include student quick start guides for those students who rarely make it to campus<br />
    38. 38. Making CollegeFish.org available to everyone<br />Beta testing program that started a year ago opened in January to include all community colleges in the state of Mississippi.<br />Nationwide growth is underway for Fall of 2010 – expanding beyond Mississippi.<br />This will make CollegeFish.org available to every community college student enrolled at a partner community college.<br />
    39. 39. Our goal is to join transfer stakeholders together with the resources of Phi Theta Kappa to simplify the transfer process – for everyone.<br />

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