Help prospective students connect and get excited about your institution and their new adventure.
Choosing a school and getting ready for freshman year is exciting for students — and increasingly competitive for institutions. Give prospective students the resources, information and events they need to succeed in their own tailored digital environment, while differentiating your institution from the 9 other schools a prospective student is evaluating. With Pathify Prospects, potential students explore your university, make exciting connections, and obtain the valuable information they need to select your school.
Surface only what prospective students need to see. Select the most relevant widgets (like an Events Calendar and Twitter) or create custom widgets specifically for the information prospective students need.
Build excitement and community with peer, student, and interest Groups. Automatically add prospective students to relevant Groups (like graduating year, orientation group, etc.) or let them explore and connect on their own, building critical relationships early on.
Keep the application and incoming student process moving smoothly by guiding prospective students through the process. Set Tasks for things like application deadlines, course registration, housing selection, financial aid applications, and more.
How Prospects Use Pathify
Meet Penny Prospect!
- A high school senior from Texas
- Captain of her swim team
- In the school choir
- Thinking about majoring in sociology
- A member of her school’s Spanish club
- A first generation college student
- Dreaming about attending University U
Penny is interested in University U (along with 7 other schools), and wants to make as informed a decision as possible. Due to a summer job, she’s unable to visit any campuses. So she downloaded the University U Prospective Students app hoping to learn more…
Penny’s Prospective Student Dashboard
Testing the waters
At first, Penny just wants information…without having to sign up for anything. Unlike the traditional (and overwhelming) website she’s navigating for other schools she’s looking at, University U’s prospective student experience lets Penny start exploring important information right way — like this alert about a Q&A session she wants to attend:
“Welcome Prospective Students! There’s a virtual Q&A session on Friday at 5pm PT. We’ll have students from a variety of backgrounds online to talk about their University U experience and answer any questions you may have. We hope you can join us!”
Important info in one place
She also sees several widgets right on the main dashboard, including the school’s Twitter feed and an event calendar. She excitedly scrolls through the calendar to learn what types of events she can look forward to as a student.
Shortcuts to key pages
Penny has some questions about the admissions process and application deadlines. Instead of digging through the website on her own, she uses a shortcut in the app to access the exact page she needs.
Penny Raises Her Hand
Penny’s loving the Prospect app, but she wants more information. So she signs up for an account and gains access to even more features.
Building group connections
Penny sees a notification that she’s been added to a group for the class of 2026! She opens the group and sees that fellow University U hopefuls are introducing themselves. She posts a quick introduction and sends a direct message saying hi to a woman who lives in the next town over.
Finding more ways to connect
Curious about what other groups are available, Penny does a quick search and joins groups for:
- University U athletics
- First generation college students
- The acapella group
- Sociology majors
- University U students from Texas
- Spanish club
She learns a lot of great information by looking at resources posted in the groups and asks a few questions to learn more from existing students.
Staying on Track
Building a support system
Penny is accepted to University U! As soon as she receives her acceptance letter she logs into myUU. She sees that she has a direct message from a sophomore who is also a first generation student congratulating her. She offers to answer any questions Penny has and to meet up for coffee anytime she’d like.
Making her decision
As she considers where to go to school it’s clear to Penny only one of the 6 schools she’s been accepted to went above and beyond to pull its community forward. Penny has engaged with individuals, groups, resources, and all sorts of personalized content that really made her decision easy. University U, here I come!
Keeping up with deadlines
Now that she’s made her choice, Penny receives tasks. These tasks have details, links and deadlines for important items like filling out on-campus housing preferences, registering for classes and selecting an orientation group. There’s a lot to do before Penny arrives on campus this fall and she’s grateful these tasks are here to guide her.
As a New Student
Using the same portal as a student
When she arrives on campus in August, Penny signs into myUU with her new school email address and sees a new set of widgets, tools, tasks, alerts and groups to help guide her journey as a student.