<p>I am very happy to announce that CC has a very new, very exciting way to look for colleges: College</a> Search</p>
<p>This has been something we have wanted to do for years and have had under intense development for months. This is a beta launch, which means that it works but is still under development. </p>
<p>Our new College Search is unique. It features a matching algorithm that is more like, say, Google search, vs. a rigid database screen like past college search tools. For each school it finds, the searcher can see a percent match and the specific reasons why the school is on the match list. A "fuzzy" matching approach means that great matches are shown even if one criterion is a bit off.</p>
<p>We definitely want your feedback and ideas for how we can make this better - after you have given the tool a test-drive, stop by our new feedback</a> forum specifically for our new College Search.</p>
<p>Thanks are due...
Thanks to the CC members who were invited to a pre-launch test and provided us with valuable feedback. We incorporated many of their ideas in this beta version, and are continuing to work on others. Also thanks to Dave Berry and Sally Rubenstone, whose suggestions and feedback were instrumental in getting us to this point. And, of course, big thanks and congrats to the entire Hobsons development team who did the heavy lifting on this project.</p>