In a webinar held on July 29, 2020, we announced the following 6-9 month timeline for the new student version of the platform. Note that this timeline only applies to the student side of the platform. The new version is still in beta mode and will continue being tested and built out over the next several months.
Upcoming Dates to Know
September 8, 2020: All students granted optional access
All students with active student accounts will see a grey banner in their accounts allowing them to access the new version, and toggle back and forth between versions. The banners will look as they do in the images below. If a student accesses their account from a mobile device, they will be automatically redirected to the new version. In order to offer the most flexibility to consultants, students will not be separately informed about the new version in any way by CollegePlannerPro, beyond the banner appearing in their accounts.
February-March 2021: Current version retired
During this time we expect the current version of CustomCollegePlan to be retired. This is of course contingent on all basic functionalities being incorporated into the new version, extensive testing completed and passed, and robust analytics that indicate that the new version is performing well.
Beyond March 2021: Additional ongoing enhancements
Since we will be prioritizing existing functionality first, more robust enhancements and features will likely come after the current version has been retired.
How to prepare
- Since use of the new version is entirely optional for students until early next year, it is completely OK if you and your students prefer to use the current version this fall and winter. If this is your preference, simply be aware that the banner will be shown to your students; it is your choice if you want to instruct them not to use it.
- For those of you interested in exploring and having your students begin to adopt the new version, there are a few things you can do:
- As a consultant, familiarize yourself with the new version. Check out the Access Instructions, as well as the chronological collection of release notes and other updates contained in the Knowledge Base.
- Make your students aware of the new version. You can access resources here: Student resources for the new version of CustomCollegePlan
Webinar recording from July 29, 2020