SCOIR has created an app for the Iphone, IOS version 10.0 or later.
Navigate to the App Store to download the free SCOIR app.
To sign in to Scoir, enter the email and password of your registered student account.
If you’ve forgotten your password, tap on the Password link below Sign In.
If you’ve created a Scoir account using your Facebook account, tap on the Facebook icon at the bottom of the page to sign in using your Facebook credentials.
If you don’t yet have a Scoir account, tap Register and follow the registration process. Once your account has been verified, come back to the application to sign in.
The home screen hosts your personalized dashboard, as well as the college search functionality of Scoir.
The student dashboard takes into account various aspects of your student profile and college search history to serve you a personalized and ever-changing list of college suggestions.
If you haven’t started your college search, you’ll be prompted to add your personal interests and academic focus on the dashboard. These prompts will clear once you’ve completed them, or if you’ve searched for them in college search. You will also be prompted to follow colleges if you haven’t yet done so.
Removing items from the dashboard can be done by clicking the Remove button.
Once you’ve begun the application process, application status shortcuts will also be available here.
Visits & Deadlines
The visits & deadlines link from the dashboard will link you directly to the Visits & Deadlines page.
Here you can easily register for upcoming college visits that your counselor has included on the Scoir calendar, and view tasks which needed to be completed prior to upcoming college deadlines. This is discussed in more detail at the end of this document.
If you know what college you are looking for, simply enter the college’s name in the search bar.
If you’d like to browse all of the colleges available on Scoir, tap Advanced Search.
Scoir allows you to have two saved searches: a Primary search that will be shared with parents and counselors connected to your account, and a saved search that is only visible to you and hidden from parents and counselors. You can toggle between these two searches at any time, and any changes made to your filters will be auto-saved when you tap Done to initiate the search.
By default, Scoir filters colleges based on those offering four-year bachelor’s degrees that are located in the United States. You can always reset your search to these defaults by tapping the Reset button at the top left of the screen.
Scoir offers a variety of different search criteria to narrow down your college search. To set individual filters, simply tap on the filter you’d like to set, set your preferred parameters for that filter, and tap on the back carrot at the top left of the screen to be brought back to the advanced search screen.
Once you’re finished setting your filtering parameters, tap Done to be brought to your results on the College Search page.
College Search List
A list of colleges that match your filtering criteria will be displayed here. To see more information on a college, tap on the college tile.
Clicking on the name of the college will bring you to the college details page. The college details page is split into two sections: Overview and Wall. To follow a college and add it to My Colleges, tap on the bookmark icon at the top right of the college details page.
The college details overview page explains various details and statistics about a specific college, including admissions statistics and cost and financial aid data.
The college wall displays all Scoir curated notes pertaining to a specific college. To pin a note to your personal notebook, tap on an image from the college wall, then tap the pin icon on the bottom left corner of the note.
The My Colleges tab houses your colleges at each stage of the admissions journey, as well as the ability to request and manage recommendations.
My Colleges presents a holistic view of your admissions journey, and is broken up into five distinct columns. Depending on their state, college tiles can be moved from one column to another.
Schools you have once followed or marked as applying but are no longer interested in. Colleges in this state can be moved to Following, Applying, and Applied.
Schools that have been suggested by linked parents or counselors. Schools in this state can be followed or dismissed, which will add them to Following or Not Interested, respectively. The Suggested column will only display if there are outstanding suggestions.
Schools you have marked as following. Colleges in this state can be moved to Not Interested, Applying, and Applied by dragging and dropping. Colleges can be quickly added to this column by tapping “+ Add a College.”
Schools you have marked as applying. You will be prompted to provide additional information when adding a college to this column. College tiles in Applying will display deadline information pertaining to your chosen application type. Colleges in this state can be moved to Not Interested, Following, and Applied. Colleges can be quickly added to this column by tapping “+ Add a College.”
Schools you have marked as applied. You will be prompted to provide additional information when adding a college to this column. College tiles in Applied will display application outcome information pertaining to your chosen application type. Colleges in this state can not be removed from the Applied column. In order to remove a college in this state, it can only be withdrawn. Colleges can be quickly added to this column by tapping “+ Add a College.”
Once you’ve added a college to Applying, a checklist outlining its application requirements will be available within that college’s tile. To act on checklist items, tap the college tile to open the expanded card view, then tap to check/uncheck checklist items.
The notebooks tab displays all of your personal notebooks organized alphabetically by college. You can have one notebook per college.
To view a notebook for a college, tap on the college tile representing that school’s notebook.
To add a note, tap the plus button at the top left of the screen.
Notes can be taken directly from your camera, added from your photo library, or taken as text. Allowing Scoir to access your location will automatically default your new note to the college closest to you. If this school is not the target of your note, tap the Change School button at the right of the modal. You have 256 characters of text per note.
The messaging tab will house all of the messages between you and your counselor, as well as all of your notifications.
NOTE: In order to use the messaging feature, you must be linked to a school that is active on Scoir.
To start a new conversation with your counselor, tap the compose icon at the right of the screen. You will get a list of counselors in your school that you are able to message.
Once a counselor has been selected, type the message at the bottom of your screen.
Message and Notifications will be displayed by most recent descending.
The profile tab allows you to view your personal profile information, as well as sign out of Scior. To access the profile tab, click on 'More' at the bottom of your screen.
Certain fields in your personal information can be edited on mobile, such as your preferred account email and phone number. Additional information must be edited on a non-mobile browser.
Visits & Deadlines
The ‘Visits & Deadlines’ tab is where you can manage and register for college visits, as well as view upcoming application deadlines.
By default, all upcoming visits are shown. You can change your filtering options by tapping on the Filter icon. By selecting All Upcoming Visits, Visits From My Colleges, or Only My Registered Visits, the visits and deadlines page is filtered accordingly. You can disable the filter to hide all visits. You can also toggle Application Deadlines. When you’re finished changing your filtering options, tap Done.
When you register for your first visit, you will be presented with an information disclosure agreement explaining what will be shared with college representatives. In order to register for visits, you must agree to share this information.
To register for a visit, slide the tile to the left and tap Register. To unregister, slide a registered visit’s tile to the left and tap Unregister.
To view the details of an application deadline, tap the application deadline card to be presented with the my colleges expanded card view.
Useful links for more information about the Common and Coalition Applications, SAT and ACT registration, and the Scoir blog.