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…”
Academic Partnerships to Present at the Virtual WPI 2021 HBCU Forum to Discuss Innovation in Online Higher Education
March 8, 2021
DALLAS, TX – March 8, 2021 – Academic Partnerships (AP) today announced that Tekoya Boykins, EdD ABD, Assistant Director, Academic Services and Products at AP…Read more
Radford University & Academic Partnerships Team Up to Offer Affordable and Quality Online Programs in Nursing and Business
January 15, 2021
RADFORD, Va., Jan. 13, 2021 – Radford University has entered into an agreement with Academic Partnerships (AP) to provide its highly sought-after and affordable degree programs…Read more
Childress Regional Medical Center and The University of Texas at Arlington Team Up to Tackle Nursing Shortage
January 15, 2021
Innovative regional partnership offers an accelerated pathway to nursing degree Childress, TX – January 14, 2021 – Childress Regional Medical Center in Childress, TX today announced…Read more
Resources for Nursing Program Leaders and Students
August 24, 2020
Academic Partnerships has created a resource center to support the information needs of nursing school deans, educators, administrators and students. We understand that you are…Read more
Tips and Tools for Students Participating in Virtual Coursework
August 21, 2020
In response to potential campus closures, you may be asked to join your coursework virtually. There are a variety of ways faculty may facilitate this.…Read more