SOURCE: Quad2Quad


September 12, 2012 07:33 ET

Quad2Quad Takes the Hassle out of College Visits

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Sep 12, 2012) - Finding college visit planning and scheduling overwhelming? Hang in there. On September 13th the mobile app Quad2Quad for iPhone is launching its updated Back to School version. College visits have moved into the digital age, thanks to this revolutionary new state-of-the-art mobile application. Quad2Quad's college search engine dramatically simplifies the process of planning college visits and tours for college-bound students and their families. According to Donald Dunbar, noted educational consultant and author of "What You Don't Know Can Keep You out of College," "Before Quad2Quad, ferreting out the college interview policies on websites was challenging because that information was often buried, putting many prospective students at risk of missing the boat. With Quad2Quad they are assured of knowing the scoop on interviews."

Quad2Quad is a virtual travel assistant for the user, offering both regional and customized itineraries. Its sophisticated technology enables families to plan visits without the hassle of scouring multiple college web sites. Ever changing tour and info session schedules are compiled and updated regularly for each college. The unique alert system guarantees advance notice of reservation policies and admissions' office closures. "Quad2Quad's parking alerts were a lifesaver for us when visiting MIT because we knew to allow for the extra time we would need to secure the parking permit. Also my son enjoyed his role as trip expert in the back seat, warning us about potential parking perils," wrote Will Goodman, a Westchester educational consultant and father of a high school junior.

The truth is that the college visit planning is cumbersome and often falls disproportionately on the parents' shoulders. Quad2Quad is the answer to simplifying the multi-step process while encouraging shared responsibility within the family. The free intro app includes five colleges and a sample itinerary in the Boston area. The $4.99 upgrade includes a database of 74 of the most frequently visited colleges and universities in the United States, with another 300 slated to be added at the beginning of 2013. Quad2Quad also plans to add a robust social networking component in the spring of 2013. On September 13th and 14th, upgrades will be 99 cents for two days.

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