We are a scholarship organization and fund students for four years of undergraduate study. We contact them at least three times per year via your email system, and the students don't respond very well to emails anymore. Local high schools have said, "Why don't you use REMIND.COM or the like - just text your scholarship recipients instead of email reminders." We collect our students mobile phone numbers - can you incorporate a text reminder program into your software processes? Thanks, Jim K. - keep up your good work!
Sara Cryan commented
This was a feature in a previous system that was used and it is perfect as high school and college students are more likely to check their texts before emails. Basically when you would set up your system generated email templates, you could check a box so that when that email message went out a text message was also sent out. The text message had a limited number of characters so the text was typically the subject line of the email with a message that said to check your email to find out more information.
Yes I would love to see this. (students are not longer using email as much) Each year my list of students who seldom use their email or change email addresses not realizing that we can't reach them if they do NOT update their email address. Last year, 35 out of 40 renewals submitted in a timely manner. This year only 20 out of 40 responded to their renewal notices (1 had 2 auto reminders and sent 2 non-automated, so far) Thanks I know you'll do what you can to help with this
If the scholarship applicants could share if the prefer to receive notices via text or email "notices" in their profile ... then send the notice to the test that sat.. check your email for info about your scholarship.