The AP HigherEdge®
At Academic Partnerships, our business is assisting universities in bringing to life education that is top-quality, affordable and workforce relevant—by facilitating the growth of highly competitive, accelerated, fully online programs.
Our AP HigherEdge® model of integrated university, marketing and student support services maximizes our partners’ online growth goals with a commitment to student success.
Mitigating risk with a proven model
We join forces with higher education partners using a time-tested, fully integrated services model managed by Academic Partnerships’ Partner Support team. This approach gives universities practical strategies and a reliable process for implementing fully online programs. Our pre-launch AP HigherEdge® University Services feature:
Academic Partnerships’ commitment is to preserve and enhance the brand integrity of universities while expanding their market share through online programs that serve as both enrollment streams and contingency plans. Our record of scaling growth and revenue for our partners is unmatched. See our results
Faculty support is critical as teaching quality makes or breaks the student experience. This is why our Academic Services and Products team gives broad-based support to faculty through asynchronous program planning, mentored instructional design, and training in best practices in technology-enriched pedagogy. Add a faculty grant program, free tools such as Zoom conferencing and opportunities to connect via our digital e-commons, and faculty are fully prepared to discover the rewards of online instruction.
Maximizing marketing to millions of potential students
Academic Partnerships’ dedicated digital and creative marketing teams surmount a competitive digital environment by devising strategies that fill each partner’s prospective funnel with highly qualified students who enroll and go on to complete their online degrees. We apply depth of experience enriched with digitally integrated insights to sharpen our understanding of education trends and attract audiences who are college-ready. Our performance marketing practices include:
Data and its science not only drives our integrated online education marketing, it fuels our focus on enrollment performance and student success. But not just any data. Our experienced team deploys advanced digital analytics tools with some, sifting, measuring, aggregating and A/B testing, blending in fresh innovations of our own. All tailored to match the right student to the right program, every time.
“In its first year, our partnership with AP is already a big success for both Longwood and our students…The AP team has been very easy to work with and added tremendous value and expertise.”
Fostering dynamic student experiences
At Academic Partnerships, we are only successful when our university partners’ students achieve their education goals. Academic Partnerships’ AP HigherEdge® student recruitment and retention model is high-touch and highly responsive to give each individual the informational and relational support they need throughout their student journey. Our cascade of communication begins with initial inquiry and follows through application, enrollment, progression and program completion. We provide:
Academic Partnerships’ Enrollment Services specialists act as a natural and transparent extension of the university and provide prospective students with essential guidance on programs, application and documents requirements, deadlines and enrollment steps. Our Retention Services specialists are expert guides helping to onboard new students, remind students of tuition and enrollment deadlines and serve as ever-supportive success coaches throughout their journey.
We call our student support services “wraparound” for good reason. Our highly trained specialists blanket students with essential information, critical reminders, and practical tips that encourage their program progress and completion. Our enrollment and retention teams possess the skills and tools necessary to support students at an individualized level far beyond the scope of most universities.
“The key to such partnerships has been finding the overlap in our respective institutional missions. Academic Partnerships, for example, shares our goal of increasing student access, affordability and ultimately student success, with offerings that allow students to pay by the course.”
“AP has been such an amazing partner for the past eight years for LSU Shreveport. They care about our institution, our faculty, and our staff, and always place our success as their number one goal…”
St. Cloud State University’s College of Education and Learning Design Expands Online Offering with Master’s in Education Programs with Flexibility and Accessibility Top of Mind
July 27, 2022
July 27, 2022 – St. Cloud State University announces the expansion of its online portfolio of graduate degrees, supported by Academic Partnerships (AP), beginning fall…Read more
Academic Partnerships Wins Comparably Recognition for Best Leadership Team
July 19, 2022
JULY 19, 2022, DALLAS, Texas – Academic Partnerships (AP), a leading higher education online facilitator, is proud to announce it is the recipient of another…Read more
Avila Signs Partnership Expanding Access to Online Graduate and Working Adult Student Undergraduate Programs
June 2, 2022
KANSAS CITY, MO, May 25, 2022 – Yesterday, Avila University signed a partnership with Academic Partnerships (AP), expanding access to the university’s online graduate and…Read more
St. Cloud State University’s Herberger Business School Works with Academic Partnerships to Launch Online MBA Programs Aimed at Working Adults with Real-Life Experience
April 5, 2022
April 5, 2022 – St. Cloud State University is teaming up with Academic Partnerships (AP) to expand its high-quality and affordable MBA degree offerings to…Read more
Academic Partnerships Wins Comparably Awards for “Best Places to Work in Dallas” and “Best Marketing Teams”
March 31, 2022
March 31, 2022, DALLAS, Texas – Academic Partnerships (AP), a leading higher education online facilitator, is proud to announce it is the recipient of two…Read more
Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business Teams Up with Academic Partnerships to Launch Fully Online MBA Program
March 24, 2022
DALLAS, March 24, 2022 – Today Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business, in Ottawa, Ontario, announces a partnership with Academic Partnerships (AP) to expand Carleton’s…Read more
Academic Partnerships to Present at the Virtual WPI 2022 HBCU Forum to Discuss Innovation in Online Higher Education
March 7, 2022
DALLAS, TX – March 7, 2022 – Academic Partnerships (AP) today announced that Tekoya Boykins, Doctoral Candidate, Assistant Director, Academic Services and Products at AP…Read more
Academic Partnerships Names Fernando Bleichmar as New CEO
February 16, 2022
Retiring CEO Rob Ganji will continue as Senior Advisor to the Board of Directors DALLAS, TX – February 16, 2022 – Academic Partnerships (AP), the…Read more
Norfolk State University Partners with Academic Partnerships to Offer Affordable, High-Quality Online Programs in Education and Technology
November 18, 2021
Virginia – November 18, 2021 – Norfolk State University (NSU), the largest historically black public university in the Commonwealth of Virginia, announced a partnership with…Read more
Resources for Nursing Program Leaders and Students
September 29, 2021
Academic Partnerships has created a resource center to support the information needs of nursing school deans, educators, administrators, and students. This resource center was initiated…Read more