463 RenWeb Schools Received over 100,000 Online Applications and Online Enrollment Packets in 2012
Online Payments Received for Application and Re-enrollment Fees Exceeded $11.4M
February 18, 2013 – RenWeb, the leading provider of cloud-based School Management Software for private schools, today announced that schools enjoyed great success in 2012 using RenWeb’s Online Application and Online Enrollment services.
In 2012, 463 RenWeb schools processed over 100,000 Online Applications and Online Enrollment Packets, and received over $11.4M in online payments for application and re-enrollment fees.
“We’re very pleased with how well these services are performing for our schools and their parents,” said Brad Lee, RenWeb CEO. “Online Application and Online Enrollment meet a basic need of every school in today’s world. Parents at our schools use laptops, Smartphones and iPads to shop, pay bills, bank and perform a myriad of other tasks online. They expect their school to provide similar online capabilities, including the ability to apply and re-enroll online. The feedback we have received on these services from schools and their parent community has been excellent.”
Per Kim Norbeck, Admissions Coordinator at Wheaton Christian Grammar School in Wheaton, IL:
“We absolutely love our OA here at Wheaton Christian Grammar School! Over 60 percent of our new applications since our launch of OA in October have been online. I love how easy it is to navigate and customize. Thanks again for all your help in setting it up for us!”
Per Stacie Harrell, Admissions Director at Living Word Christian School in O’Fallon, MO:
“We had more applicants and new students than ever before because the new Online Application system was easier to use than our old paper application process. Last year we had approximately 100 new students. We have 186 new students attending our school this year – an 86 percent increase in new students!! We have so many new students that we ran out of locker space. Students are sharing lockers for the first time.”
Per parent at All Saints Catholic School in Plano, TX:
“Online Enrollment was very user friendly!! The pre-populated info was correct, very easy to navigate. One feature that I like is the “Save” or “Save and Next”, an easy one but missed in a lot of sites. It provided me reassurance that the info was saved along the process of filling out all the forms. In fact, I had to came back to one of the pages (to enter his Dentist info), very easy (just a click on the menu located @ the left) and all the info was saved there.
Per Lisa Espinoza, Director of Admissions at Mission Hills Christian in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA:
“I am AMAZED at how simply and clearly RenWeb lays out all these potentially overwhelming tasks for setting up your system, OA/OE in particular. You have done FAR more to get us set up for success than I even imagined.”
According to Lee, a very high percentage of schools also took advantage of the online payment capability offered by Online Application and Online Enrollment, allowing parents to pay their application and re-enrollment fees online when they submitted their packets.
Statistics released by RenWeb for 2012 include:
- 437 schools processed 39,000 Online Applications in 2012.
- 89.8% of schools using Online Application charged parents an application fee.
- The average application fee paid online by parents when submitting their application was $100.50.
- Total online application fees collected by RenWeb schools exceeded $3.0 million.
- 193 schools processed 62,000 Online Enrollment packets in 2012.
- 76.7% of schools using Online Enrollment processed online re-enrollment fee payments.
- The average re-enrollment fee paid online by parents when submitting their online enrollment packet was $278.
- Total online enrollment fees collected by RenWeb schools exceeded $8.4 million.
RenWeb’s Power, Integration, Ease-of-Use and Affordability are demonstrated daily in more than 2,500 customer schools as the leading provider of next-generation Internet-based school information systems. RenWeb’s unmatched convenience and service include complete installation of the software, including conversion of data, along with a client interface that provides easy access to more than 200 integrated features. Developed by a university dean, RenWeb is leading the migration of schools from client server-based to Web-based systems, bringing administration, parents, students and the classroom together with anytime, anywhere access to a full range of services. Features include Admissions, Enrollment, Scheduling, Billing and Tuition Management, Lunchroom Management, Health Management, Attendance, Homework, Lesson Plans, Grade Book, Report Cards, Transcripts, Extensive Reporting Capabilities, Automated Emailing and ParentsWeb. For more information about RenWeb and its affordable payment plans for schools of all sizes, visit www.RenWeb.com.