The college application process can be a daunting task for any high school student planning to further their education. They may be asking themselves: What school is the right fit for me? What test scores do I need to have? How can I stand out from my peers? Blackboard’s new Schoolwires partner, CollegeEase, provides a free platform to help answer those questions and connect students with potential colleges starting freshman year of high school.

With CollegeEase, students can sign up for a free profile to create a portfolio of their academic achievements and extracurricular activities, while also setting preferences of what they’re looking for in a school. CollegeEase uses this information to provide recommendations of colleges and universities that match students’ preferences. The National Center for Education Statistics states there are over 7,200 higher education institutions in the U.S. alone. These recommendations allow students to discover schools they may never have considered before.

On the flip side, colleges and universities who subscribe to CollegeEase gain data about students who have expressed interest in their institution. Member schools can provide individual student feedback and guidance, share social media feeds, and post relevant information like recruitment events and application deadlines.

With this new partnership, Blackboard Schoolwires customers can add access to CollegeEase into their school or district websites through a single sign-on (SSO) integration. For more information about this partnership, visit the K-12 partnerships page or

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  • James Dixon

    I like this! Wish I had known about it before sending my kid off to school – his years in high school were tough til I got a recommendation from a couple of his teachers to go to the munchmath website. They sent a couple of tutors and got him on track and the turnaround in his grades was what made him look better when the colleges started looking at his applications. I think more parents need to focus on getting their kids grades up for starters THEN this sort of tool (College Ease) would be more valuable.