Scale personalized support to every New student
Our programs pair incoming students with community mentors pre-arrival.
Mentors support students as they transition and acclimate to college life.
Mentors provide personalized support to students who are undecided or come from diverse backgrounds (i.e. first-generation students, low income students, etc.).
With Shearwater, partners leverage their existing resources to deliver a significant return on investment.
Students participating in Tufts' inaugural cohort saw a 4.1% increase in retention relative to the 3-year trailing average and a 3.8% higher retention rate relative to the overall university average.
A non-profit university Of Faith saw:
Increased likelihood of retention by 22%.
Decreased likelihood of academic probation by 250%.
Based on initial results from a 2016-17 Randomized Control Trial.
What makes this program unique?
Community Mentors: Recruiting mentors from the community helps build excitement among incoming students about what makes your school unique.
Individualized Curriculum Pathways: Providing personalized curriculum to provide the right kind of support for students with diverse backgrounds
Real-Time Reporting: Delivering insights and data straight to administrators through our online platform allows you to track progress and see impact.