Texting for Education
Stay connected to students, parents, alumni and staff, build strong relationships and foster trust by communicating with them in the way they prefer – texting.
More than 660 education organizations use Zipwhip texting software
Texting is the most effective way to communicate with students, parents, faculty, staff and alumni
Improve student, parent and donor responsiveness
When communicating with students, getting their attention is half the battle. Eighty-eight percent of people ignore calls from unknown numbers, but 98% of texts are read within three minutes. Use texting to easily schedule advising appointments, recommend financial aid options or reconnect with alumni.
Increase enrollment and early registration
Enrolling students is a lengthy process, and it’s easy to lose touch along the way. Colleges and universities that incorporate texting stay top of mind with prospective students and enroll them faster. Zipwhip text enables your existing phone numbers, giving students the choice to text or call admissions officers on the same number.
Provide timely student support
Send students personalized notifications and reminders by using SMS automation tools such as Scheduled Messages, Templates and Dynamic Fields. Guide students through the financial aid process and submission of the FAFSA to dramatically increase enrollment rates.
Send students text notifications and alerts from your existing CRM
Pair our software and API to send high-volume, programmatic text messages directly from your CRM to students, faculty or alumni. The Zipwhip SMS API is a trusted, reliable and secure solution. Texts can be synced to your customer records for tracking and compliance purposes.
Ensure oversight of SMS communications and compliance
Staff can text from their computer, tablet or mobile device, and all conversations are archived within the Zipwhip platform, allowing for oversight and management. Plus, your students’ information is not at risk, because your staff isn’t texting from their personal cell phones.
Zipwhip is the only texting provider that all Tier 1 and 2 wireless operators trust to manage their network-level connectivity for high-volume commercial traffic. Zipwhip controls the network capacity, speed, security and safeguards, and is SOC 2 compliant for security, the industry standard for SaaS providers.