Flexible Apps for Schools

Build mobile guides for college orientations, student activities, alumni events, and campus tours.

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An app is a direct line to your students

Instantly send push messages

Guarantee alert delivery right on their phone’s home screen.

Get feedback in the moment

Poll and survey students so that you can improve in real time.

Participate in the conversation

Social media integration encourages sharing and community.

Provide an up-­to­-date schedule

Students can search for events by keyword. Personal to­do lists and schedules keep them on track, and last­-minute changes are a snap.

Showcase your campus story

Use an interactive self­guided tour to attract even more prospective students.

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Top colleges around the world use Guidebook

NC State's New Student Orientation App

Students are welcomed to NCSU’s campus with a wonderfully detailed orientation app. Their orientation app features:

  • Pictures and bios of orientation staff
  • Easy­-to­-follow schedules for freshmen, transfers and parents
  • Social media integration to stoke school spirit

University of Oregon's Mobile Campus Tour

Admissions staff provide prospective students an option to tour Oregon's campus at their own pace, while still getting the true student experience. Their campus tour app features:

  • GPS guidance to the next POI on campus
  • Audio narration in the words of a student ambassador
  • Customizable interest form captures students right when they’re most interested

The University of Illinois at Urbana-­Champaign's Career Fair App

Engineering Career Services dumped a printed program for an easy­to­distribute and update app. Their career fair app features:

  • Complete participant company listings with details and sorting
  • Prominent and valuable sponsorship opportunities
  • Students can self­curate a to­do list of desired employers

La Trobe University's Resident Services App

Residential services at La Trobe University in Australia afforded themselves a 24/7 communication channel directly to students. Their resident services app features:

  • Important contact information never more than a few clicks away
  • An up­to­date activities calendar informs students of social programming
  • Push messaging increases engagement and attendance at special events

Mobile Campus Tours

With Guidebook, you can provide a virtual campus tour to prospective students. The GPS-enabled audio walking tour allows students to feel the “real campus experience” at their own pace, on their own time.

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Put data to work

Learn about students’ preferences and behaviors by monitoring app usage.

No technical knowledge needed

For the first time ever, you don’t need to be a developer to make an app.

Work as a team

Organizational management and a collaborative setup make it easy to share responsibility.

Update from your phone

Send push notifications and tweak schedules from your smartphone when you’re out and about on campus.


Resources

webinar New Student Orientation Apps Webinar

New Student Orientation Apps Webinar

Learn how to capture students’ attention on Day 1 with an app.

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webinar Mobile Campus Tours Webinar

Mobile Campus Tours Webinar

Hear strategies for making an impact when prospective students visit.

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post The 3 Elements of an Admissions App Strategy

The 3 Elements of an Admissions App Strategy

How can Admissions professionals use mobile communication channels to attract new students?

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