CollegeSource’s Transferology and uAchieve Degree Audit Solutions Win Gold Stevie Awards in 2022 International Business Awards
Modern Transfer and Degree Achievement Solutions Lauded for Support of Student Mobility and Successful Student Outcomes
SAN DIEGO, August 18, 2022 – CollegeSource, the higher education industry’s most trusted SaaS provider of transfer and degree achievement solutions, today announced its flagship solutions were named winners of two Gold Stevie® Awards in the education category. CollegeSource Transferology®, the only nationwide open transfer network, won the Education Cloud-Based Solution category, and CollegeSource uAchieve® Degree Audit, a sophisticated degree audit and transfer articulation engine, won the Postsecondary Enterprise Solution in the 19th Annual International Business Awards®.
The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – are eligible to submit nominations. The 2022 IBAs received entries from organizations in 67 nations and territories.
“As the needs of higher ed institutions and students continue to evolve, we remain committed to advancing Transferology and uAchieve through continued innovations driven by customer and user feedback,” said Kerry Cooper, CEO of CollegeSource. “As we’ve seen in the rise of adoptions for both solutions, institutions are increasingly turning to us to help manage the complexities of transfer articulation and degree achievement to fully support student mobility. We are honored to have been named as Stevie Award winners.”
Transferology is a cloud-based solution that provides students access to millions of course-to-course and program-to-program transfer equivalencies. The solution delivers data insights that help transfer counselors, students, and parents make more informed decisions when transferring higher education credit. Transferology supports more than 400 member institutions from 40 states, securing its position as the largest open nationwide network for transfer.
“This is a fabulous innovation. Congratulations, CollegeSource – this platform could be the difference between someone graduating or not and that makes a massive difference in the world,” commented one Stevie Award judge on Transferology.
uAchieve Degree Audit is an online degree audit system that allows students and advisors to track progress toward degree completion while highlighting the remaining courses and requirements needed to graduate. In addition, it ensures that students and the institution have accurate, complete, and personalized information to achieve their educational goals in a stable, secure, and cost-friendly environment. uAchieve accommodates even the most challenging needs by utilizing real-time integration with any student information system and all relevant student data. This allows students to view how their courses match alternate degree programs instantly.
“A great education solution based on technology that allows easy access to information at the fingertip,” said a Stevie Award judge regarding uAchieve. “Congratulations, CollegeSource on the innovative and forward-thinking that has gone into the creation of this product.”
More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Company of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Startup of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others. This year’s competition also featured a number of new categories to recognize organizations’ and individuals’ achievements in social media and thought leadership.
Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 300 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process in June and July.
“We’re thrilled that we’re able to return to celebrating Stevie winners in person this year,” said Stevie Awards president Maggie Miller. “This year’s class of honorees are as innovative, adventuresome, persistent, and successful as we’ve ever had. We look forward to celebrating their achievements with them during our 15 October awards banquet in London.”
Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at http://www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.
CollegeSource is the higher education industry’s trusted provider of transfer and degree achievement solutions. For 50 years, CollegeSource has led market-changing transformation by inventing and investing in technology solutions that aid the staff and students of higher education in their quest to plan and complete academic careers. As the archiver of the nation’s extensive higher education course catalogs, CollegeSource’s degree audit, academic planning, and transfer credit evaluation solutions are depended on by more than 2,000 institutions and millions of individuals worldwide. Founded and led by higher education and technology veterans, CollegeSource is a privately-held company based in San Diego, California, with offices in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information, please visit collegesource.com.
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at stevieawards.com.
Young & Associates for CollegeSource
The 2022 CollegeSource Annual Conference has ended, and we could not be happier with the results! This year’s annual conference was hybrid and split into two events: an in-person conference in San Diego, California, in June and a virtual conference in July. Holding two conferences three weeks apart required a significant amount of work. However, we were excited to provide two opportunities for our user community to be able to participate during a time when many schools are still facing travel and budget restrictions. The lingering uncertainty from the last couple of years led us to Reimagine the Future, our theme for this year’s conference.
As pleased as we were with the outcome, attendees had even better things to say. Here are just a few of the positive comments we received:
“I am so impressed with CollegeSource. I have been to other conferences, and your company is top notch.”
“This is the best conference I’ve ever attended. The content is applicable. The networking is like no other. The atmosphere is cheery and relaxed. The experts are friendly and approachable. I love coming to this conference.”
“I’ve been to several virtual conferences and this is hands down the best.”
Highlights from the Annual Conference
In-Person Conference in San Diego (June 27-30)
The annual conference kicked off June 27th through 30th at the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego. Our first in-person annual conference since 2019, this meeting was a little different from our usual format. Our goal easing back in was to host an intimate and intentional meeting for attendees. We scaled down and reworked the program but were still able to offer 45+ sessions, three concurrent breakout sessions, a pre-conference certification workshop, a networking happy hour, and two outdoor yoga sessions. The new schedule worked out perfectly for the approximately 140 clients who joined us from 77 institutions in 24 states.
Tuesday’s Opening Session featured our CEO Kerry Cooper and President Troy Holaday, who shared updates on our products and company. Additionally, we acknowledged the Sourcies Awards winners, and the recipients took the stage to accept their awards, share a few words about their superior work, and thank their colleagues for their contributions. The rest of the conference included a Welcome Reception with tarot card readers and handwriting analysis experts, sessions highlighting product features and enhancements, and plenty of training and networking opportunities.
Watch the recap of the in-person CollegeSource Annual Conference and check out the 2022 photo album on Facebook and “Like” your favorites!
Virtual Conference (July 18-20)
This year’s virtual conference was held three weeks after the in-person event, July 18th – 20th. It included 22 live sessions and access to 30+ on-demand session recordings split into two tracks: Transfer Solutions and Degree Achievement. We hosted 510 attendees from 41 states and territories, with a total of 250 institutions represented. Altogether there were 356 first-time attendees.
Kerry and Troy reprised their Opening Session to start the conference on Monday. The next three days were full of training opportunities, product updates, networking roundtables, and even virtual chair yoga sessions. Altogether, 84% of the registrants logged into the Virtual Hub, with Opening Session receiving the highest overall attendance. Additionally, User-Added Courses in TES: It Works Both Ways was the highest attended session in the Transfer Track, and uAchieve 5.0 General Updates was the highest attended session for the Degree Achievement Track.
Did you miss a session? No worries! Access to the session recordings and the Virtual Hub will remain open through November 30th, 2022.
Are you interested in purchasing access? You can still register to view the conference session replay, which includes 45 sessions covering TES, Transferology, and uAchieve Degree Audit & Planner, for just $99 (through November 30th).
2023 CollegeSource Annual Conference
Planning is underway for next year’s CollegeSource Annual Conference, which will take place June 26 – 30, 2023, at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego, California. We will provide more information in the next couple of months.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this another successful annual conference. We hope to see you next year in San Diego!