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For Counselors: College Selectivity Levels & Match Category Overview

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College Selectivity filters and labels are seen throughout Scoir based on a college’s defined Selectivity Level. 

When setting an individual student’s Match Category, Scoir will automatically display Acceptance Likelihood for those students and colleges. This customization is based on a comparison of the Student Match Category and College Selectivity Level. 

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Defining College Selectivity Levels

Selectivity is calculated using institutional characteristics reported to IPEDS including admission rate, yield, and standardized test scores of admitted students.

Customizing College Selectivity Levels

If you know specific colleges that match differently to the Selectivity tags shown, you can customize the level. 

Note: Students cannot customize a college’s Selectivity Level. 

Go to Discover > Colleges, or search for specific colleges using the search bar.

Click Customize on the college card or on the College Details Page.

Select a new level from the dropdown and Save. Anywhere the level is shown will be updated for the college after making this change.

Editing College Selectivity Labels

Change the label of the Selectivity Level by going to More > School Settings and scroll down to College Lists and Acceptance Data.

From there, use the label field to make edits and select the Save icon

Setting a Match Category for Students

Setting an individual student’s Match Category automatically displays Acceptance Likelihood for the student and colleges in Scoir. This customization is  based on both the Student Match Category and College Selectivity Level. 

Set a Match Category for an individual student by navigating to Students > Roster and click on the student's name. 

Select Academic Overview from the left side panel (or scroll down to that section), and click the pencil icon next to Student Match Category.

Choose from the options and click Save

Once the Match Category is set, the student will see their personalized Acceptance Likelihood when searching for colleges. They’ll also be able to filter by Selectivity and Acceptance Likelihood. 

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