ACT and CollegeWeekLive Join Forces to Enhance the College Search Process

Students can now connect live with colleges and universities on ACT Profile

BOSTON, MA (PRWEB) March 28, 2016

CollegeWeekLive, the leading website where students and colleges connect online, has reached an agreement with ACT, Inc. to integrate its Campus Connect chat application directly on ACT Profile. This new communication capability allows students to live chat with college admissions representatives while they’re researching a school on ACT Profile.

Having the ability to connect live online with prospective colleges throughout the application process allows students to get timely answers to questions and make more informed choices. According to the 2015 Ruffalo Noel-Levitz e-expectations report, prospective students rated live chat with admissions counselors as their preferred channel of communication. This online engagement enables colleges to have a knowledgeable pool of prospective students, having a positive impact on the quality of applicants and their subsequent enrollment.

As a result of this new arrangement, students viewing a school page on ACT Profile will have the ability to live chat with an admissions representative from that school. With a click of a button they can get answers to questions about degree programs, campus life, financial aid, and more. Nearly 120 colleges and universities, including UCLA, Cornell University, and UMass Amherst, have representatives chatting on ACT Profile.

“Admissions officers today need to recruit in the online channels that students prefer,” said Sumant Mauskar, President of CollegeWeekLive. “Today’s students want to have authentic conversations with schools in real time. We’re excited that our partnership with ACT will expand timely recruitment capabilities for our college clients.”

“Integrating the Campus Connect chat application directly on ACT Profile will allow students to start an online dialogue with the schools they’re interested in attending so they get more information and answers to questions that are important to them,” said Steve Kappler, Vice President of Brand Experience at ACT, Inc. “They can get their questions answered in real time, instead of waiting for a high school visit or campus tour.”

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CollegeWeekLive is the leading channel where students and colleges chat online. More than one million students from 192 countries rely on CollegeWeekLive to help navigate college admissions. This live channel enables students to have unscripted conversations with college students and admissions counselors from hundreds of colleges and universities. Students, parents, and counselors visit CollegeWeekLive to engage directly with universities at every stage of the enrollment process. For more information, please visit