We’re proud to join forces with the National Student Clearinghouse and the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning to support returning students on their educational journey. Together, we’re committed to empowering individuals as they reengage with higher education, ensuring a smoother path to degree completion and enhanced opportunities for future success.

myFootpath Partners with CAEL to Expand Services to ReEngage and Support Students

myFootpath, a leading higher education service provider for 20+ years, has announced a new collaboration with CAEL (Council for Adult and Experiential Learning), a national nonprofit organization located in Indianapolis, Indiana that helps adult learners navigate on- and off-ramps between education and employment to enable economic mobility for all adults. The organizations share a common mission to transform lives by supporting nontraditional students who may have stumbled along the path to degree completion. In this collaborative effort, myFootpath will support CAEL’s Credit Predictor Pro tool. Credit Predictor Pro helps higher education institutions recruit adult learners by ensuring those learners are aware of and can receive credit for past training and experience.

Today’s announcement underscores the significant and growing demand for support services tailored to stop-out students. According to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, the some college, no credential (SCNC) population has reached 40.4 million, up 1.4 million from 39.0 million in the previous year. “Adult learners require a certain level of concierge support, especially when it concerns helping students understand how work experience may translate toward college credit and a faster path towards a college degree. Many institutions need assistance with this complex topic and population,” said JT Allen, CEO of myFootpath. “Simplifying the process of obtaining credit for prior learning makes a huge difference in completion. We are looking forward to this partnership to help more adults complete degrees faster.”

Since 2000, myFootpath has been supporting institutions with a unique, comprehensive approach to reengaging adult students. The company identifies, coaches, and guides adult students from first reengagement contact all the way through graduation. myFootpath company core values of being resourceful, transparent, and authentic to not only their partners but their students is pivotal to the organization’s successful track record.

“For fifty years, CAEL has championed adult learners, in particular how credit for prior learning can impact a learner’s educational journey and career advancement,” said Doug Heckman, VP of Partnerships at CAEL. “myFootpath shares this commitment, and we’re excited about the opportunity to help more returning students complete a degree, a milestone critical to equitable economic mobility.”

myFootpath and National Student Clearinghouse Partnership Supports Universities and Students

Reengaging Millions of Adult Learners

For the 40.4 million Americans who have some college but no credential, the path to finishing a degree can seem daunting. That’s why myFootpath is partnering with National Student Clearinghouse, a trusted source for and leading provider of higher education verifications and electronic education record exchanges, to reengage millions of students and empower them to graduate.

Through this partnership, myFootpath is helping colleges and universities reconnect with adult students by offering National Student Clearinghouse’s StudentTracker Premium Service at no charge to the institution. The StudentTracker Premium Service offers detailed insights on student pathways and outcomes and provides secure, dedicated access to university datasets. With these datasets, myFootpath can launch Operation ReEngage and create custom reengagement strategies for bringing students back to the school they previously attended.

Empowering Universities with Actionable Data

For myFootpath’s clients, the National Student Clearinghouse partnership is helping to bridge the gap between research and action. We work with university leaders to provide valuable analytics on stop-out students with a high likelihood of reenrolling. Using the National Student Clearinghouse’s StudentTracker Premium Service, we have the ability to view degree and enrollment status, monitor whether students have enrolled or completed a degree elsewhere, and refine a list of eligible students based on specific criteria. We continually update our data, so universities always have access to a current list of eligible students along with their contact information.

Increasing Enrollments and Changing Lives through Operation ReEngage

Ultimately, our collective goal in partnering with National Student Clearinghouse is to help universities increase opportunities for reenrollment and improve student outcomes. OperationReEngage seeks to bring back students who stopped out from higher education — adults, traditional-age, transfers,

master’s — all students who had a prior affiliation with the institution. Together, we’re able to use the StudentTracker Premium Service to customize a plan to enhance what’s working within a client’s enrollment strategy and strengthen what’s not. We serve as an extension of the university’s team, providing students with encouragement and administrative support to remove barriers to graduation.

myFootpath’s Operation ReEngage service offers clients:

  • In-depth data analysis and management techniques to build a robust and powerful “house list” specific to each client institution
  • Specially trained and dedicated staff who specialize in counseling and coaching adult students
  • Close collaboration to develop and improve the processes needed to successfully reengage, reenroll, and work with students through graduation. 

myFootpath’s mission is to help universities transform lives by engaging and graduating nontraditional students. Through our partnership with National Student Clearinghouse, we are delighted to be able to further this mission by providing better service to our clients and making a positive impact on students’ futures.

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