• Our programs pair incoming students with community mentors pre-arrival.

  • Mentors build excitement about your school's unique value and campus culture. 

  • Mentors provide personalized support to students who are undecided or come from diverse backgrounds (i.e. first-generation students, low income students, etc.). 

  • Our partners have had success decreasing summer melt and increasing enrollment conversion up to 40%. 

Our partnership with Shearwater allows us to welcome new students into the Prescott College community by connecting them with alumni mentors, who could share both their enthusiasm for the school and their practical suggestions for making the transition to college. The result was less summer melt, and an engaged and enthusiastic incoming class.
— Jerri Brown, Dean of Enrollment Management, Prescott College
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Shearwater helped a flagship university:

  • Decrease overall melt by 6.9%

  • Increase international enrollment conversion by 39.7%.

  • Decrease melt for participants to < 1%. 

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.