SchoolMint

Registration, enrollment & administration for K-12 schools

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SchoolMint Overview

What is SchoolMint?

SchoolMint is a student enrollment software for PreK-12 schools, districts and cities. Designed to streamline the school enrollment process, SchoolMint incorporates application and lottery management, registration management and recruitment management technology alongside school choice, unified enrollment and digital form and document features.

With online application and lottery management functionality, users can automate school applications, lotteries, and waitlists. SchoolMint’s central platform enables users to manage application forms, view analytics and track open seats in real time, run transparent lotteries, and integrate with school information systems (SIS). Users can also manage registration forms, re-enrollment forms, and track registration and enrollment status in real time.

SchoolMint serves to enhance the school choice and participation experience with school choice and open enrollment management features, which allow users to manage school information and enrollment processes as well as monitor enrollment demand, via SchoolMint’s centralized reporting system. Facilitating digital form and document management, SchoolMint enables users to create and track custom forms and upload and store student documents.

SchoolMint grants users the flexibility to track and manage applications via a native, multilingual mobile app for iOS and Android. The mobile app allows parents to apply to schools, register students and complete and submit forms from anywhere, at any time. The app can also be utilized to communicate with parents via text, email, and in-app notifications.

SchoolMint Overview

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SchoolMint Features

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S M L
Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English

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Check the status of all applications in one place
Manage applications for all kids
Apply to multiple schools at once
Create an account using an email address or phone number
Set up and organize notifications
Receive email or text notifications
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SchoolMint Reviews

SchoolMint Reviews

Overall rating
4,7
/
5
Excellent
19

Very good
6

Average
1

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,6
Features
4,3
Ease of Use
4,4
Customer Support
4,7
96% recommended this app
Peggy A.

This is our 2nd year using SchoolMint for re-enrollment and I love how it's streamlined the...

It has streamlined my process so much that I only need a little help now! Once we get all of our forms figured out and set up, it will be even easier! And once everyone gets used to the fact that they can use the spreadsheet and no longer need to have the paper in their hand, it will cut down on even more time and paper waste.


Sherry K.

We have been using Smart Choice for many years and their products have exceeded our...

I love all the customized aspects that meet our specific needs. Love the scheduling feature!
Most of all, I love the customer support!!!


Jennie B.

Mostly good, not great, customer service could be better

We managed our lottery efficiently and the subsequent offers of space.


Stefani P.

Amazing! Our school administration and campus registrars love it!


Lila S.

Smart Choice is highly customize-able, which works great for our company!


Peggy A.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 51-200 Employees

This is our 2nd year using SchoolMint for re-enrollment and I love how it's streamlined the process!

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2017/06/28
Review Source: Capterra

It has streamlined my process so much that I only need a little help now! Once we get all of our forms figured out and set up, it will be even easier! And once everyone gets used to the fact that they can use the spreadsheet and no longer need to have the paper in their hand, it will cut down on even more time and paper waste.

Pros

The ease in communicating with our entire school community. The ability to sort and download the information. The ease in which we can conduct our lotteries, and sort and organize our waitlist. The quick reaction time for customer support when small issues arise. The ability to build our own forms to our own specs so we can collect information for our specific needs and state requirements. The companies quick and open response to suggestions from and accommodations for their clients. And the overall respect with which they treat their clients. This all contributes to the whole sense of family and a caring community.

Cons

I only wish they also supported a database!
The most difficult thing about having online paperwork is making sure everyone has access and knowledge on how to use it. SchoolMint is wonderful about helping the families with issues, but they can't help with everyone having access! :)

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Sherry K.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

We have been using Smart Choice for many years and their products have exceeded our expectations!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/07/16
Review Source: Capterra

I love all the customized aspects that meet our specific needs. Love the scheduling feature!
Most of all, I love the customer support!!!

Pros

We use Smart Choice for our online applications and lotteries and recently added their services for permits, which is going great! I love the customer support. The reps are always quick and responsive to even the smallest issue and if my rep is unavailable, someone else responds on her behalf right away. Working collaboratively with the reps and developers is my favorite thing - no question goes unanswered, I can't say enough about how important and impressive that is.
One of my favorite features which is absolutely worth the money is the scheduling feature!! What a time saver and so easy to use!
I also love that I can create my own deliverables and customize how I use them.
The lotteries have worked very well for us and we have a lot of custom priorities that the system handles very well.

Cons

Like the other reviewers, I feel that creating reports is the most tedious and unintuitive part of the system. Lots and lots of trial and error in that area. We can finally duplicate a report which is helpful to a least have some of the info already available when creating a new report. Luckily the reps and develops are helpful, but I would like to be able to do more of it myself. Now that we use Smart Choice for our permits in addition to our lottery, it is a little confusing go and back and forth between the newer permit system and the old lottery system. It would be nice if they were they same.
A minor thing I don't like in the new system, is that I can't see the parent notes without clicking on them, in the old system I could see all of the notes at the same time.
Another thing that would be helpful is to be able to sort by more than one column header while looking at the application management page. Filters are useful for the most part, but sometimes the extra layer of sorting would be helpful.

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Jennie B.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Mostly good, not great, customer service could be better

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2017/07/19
Review Source: Capterra

We managed our lottery efficiently and the subsequent offers of space.

Pros

Easy to setup, easy to communicate with various groups, fairly intuitive. Forms are simple to put together but a little but limited in what you can do.

Cons

Reporting is so-so, I wish it were more customizable. The search feature is limited (you can't search for a parent name). If you want to export your data into your SIS system - good luck, it takes them a month to create the file!

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Likelihood to recommend: 5.0/10

Stefani P.

Amazing! Our school administration and campus registrars love it!

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2017/06/19
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

It is 100% online. This alone has saved our campuses many hours in going through paper applications and parents can chose more than 1 school at the same time without having to complete a new paper application.

I love the conditional formatting, scheduling of messages and the defaulting of today's date enhancements added this year.

We are able to get incoming students set up very quickly for testing or find potential needs for students earlier by collecting the information earlier in the process than we have in the past since the forms are so easy to use online.

Wonderful tool to collect enrollment data and create projections when we start year 3. This helps locate the grades of greatest needs so we can concentrate marketing in the locations and grades we need as well.

Cons

No way to stop users from creating multiple accounts year to year when they cannot remember their password or username - I have parents with 3 user names for 1 student and 3 siblings with different usernames. We send them the username in all communication, but parents still create new accounts!
We would really love a view only or a way for certain groups to be able to print their own forms, such as Nurses or principals. We would not want them having the ability to make any changes, but if they could look at the information and print out anything pertaining to their department, then this would eliminate the need for the registrar to do it for them.
The feeder campuses and administration would love a way to see which campus the re-enrolled student came from the prior year. For example, the Junior High campus cannot see which elementary campus the re-enrolled student came from. Since we are open boundaries, there are 5 elementaries that feed into 2 different junior highs. But the student can pick either junior high. So to get the records to the right school, I have to go through and find the info student by student since I have full access.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Lila S.

Smart Choice is highly customize-able, which works great for our company!

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2018/07/11
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

My favorite feature of Smart Choice is the parent portal. This feature allows me to have an excellent understanding and overall view of the parent experience, as well as insight to help parents troubleshoot any issues they are experiencing. The software is highly-customize-able, which works for our organization. There hasn't been any system upgrades we have requested that they are not able to do. I like that we have one contact for support. I am willing to sacrifice a support line for our one contact of support because she has a comprehensive understanding of how we use the software and is always able to follow along quickly with our issues and requests.

Cons

The most difficult part of Smart Choice is filtering the data and building reports. The reporting feature only allows for "and" filters. It would be nice to have the option of "or" filters. I wish Smart Choice, on the back-end, had a more updated look-and-feel. It kind of feels like I am in my high school portal from 10 years ago. I also found it difficult to figure out how to create field dependencies when creating form steps. Once you understand how it works, you can replicate the steps, however, it is not intuitive at first and there was a lot of trial and error.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

User recommendation
9/10
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SchoolMint Pricing

SchoolMint Pricing

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Value for Money
4,6/5
Based on 26 user ratings
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SchoolMint Features

SchoolMint Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Assessment Management
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Blended Learning
Calendar Management
Communication Management
Content Management
Course Authoring
Customizable Branding
Data Import/Export
Learning Management
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Reporting & Statistics
Self Service Portal
Third Party Integration
Features
4,3/5
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Additional information for SchoolMint

Additional information for SchoolMint

Key features of SchoolMint

  • API
  • Activity logging
  • Activity tracking
  • Admissions management
  • Application management
  • Application monitoring
  • Assessment management
  • Audit trail
  • Autofilled standard fields
  • Automated assignments
  • Automatic notifications
  • Bulk messaging
  • Communication management
  • Communication tracking
  • Custom forms
  • Custom notes
  • Custom search filters
  • Customizable templates
  • Dashboards
  • Data encryption
  • Data mapping
  • Data synchronization
  • Data validation
  • Data verification
  • Data visualization
  • Document management
  • Document tracking
  • Electronic signature capture
  • Event tracking
  • FERPA compliance
  • Fees management
  • Group registration
  • HIPAA compliance
  • Instant offer responses
  • Interaction tracking
  • Interactive maps
  • Language translation
  • Lottery management
  • Multi-language
  • Online registration
  • Online routing
  • Parent portal
  • Payment processing
  • Permission management
  • RSVP tracking
  • Real time tracking
  • Records management
  • Registration management
  • Registration process tracking
  • Reporting & statistics
  • Role-based permissions
  • SSO with Google and Clever
  • Scheduling
  • School information management
  • Search functionality
  • Secure data storage
  • Self check-In
  • Status tracking
  • Student information system (SIS) integration
  • Student recruitment interest tracker
  • Template management
  • Transfer application system
  • Waitlist management

Benefits

  • SchoolMint provides users with native mobile apps for iOS and Android devices, giving parents the flexibility to complete and submit forms at any time on their smartphone.

  • Users can create and manage custom forms with SchoolMint’s form-building functionality.

  • SchoolMint supports integration with school information systems (SIS) including PowerSchool, Skyward, Aeries, and more, serving to help users keep student data synchronized and up to date.

  • Users can access and analyze student enrollment data using SchoolMint’s centralized reporting system.

  • Digital form and document management allows users to scan, upload, store and access student documents.

  • SchoolMint FAQs

    SchoolMint FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for SchoolMint.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does SchoolMint offer?

    SchoolMint offers the following pricing plans:

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Contact SchoolMint directly for pricing information.

    Q. What are the main features of SchoolMint?

    SchoolMint offers the following features:

    • API
    • Activity logging
    • Activity tracking
    • Admissions management
    • Application management
    • Application monitoring
    • Assessment management
    • Audit trail
    • Autofilled standard fields
    • Automated assignments
    • Automatic notifications
    • Bulk messaging
    • Communication management
    • Communication tracking
    • Custom forms
    • Custom notes
    • Custom search filters
    • Customizable templates
    • Dashboards
    • Data encryption
    • Data mapping
    • Data synchronization
    • Data validation
    • Data verification
    • Data visualization
    • Document management
    • Document tracking
    • Electronic signature capture
    • Event tracking
    • FERPA compliance
    • Fees management
    • Group registration
    • HIPAA compliance
    • Instant offer responses
    • Interaction tracking
    • Interactive maps
    • Language translation
    • Lottery management
    • Multi-language
    • Online registration
    • Online routing
    • Parent portal
    • Payment processing
    • Permission management
    • RSVP tracking
    • Real time tracking
    • Records management
    • Registration management
    • Registration process tracking
    • Reporting & statistics
    • Role-based permissions
    • SSO with Google and Clever
    • Scheduling
    • School information management
    • Search functionality
    • Secure data storage
    • Self check-In
    • Status tracking
    • Student information system (SIS) integration
    • Student recruitment interest tracker
    • Template management
    • Transfer application system
    • Waitlist management

    Q. Who are the typical users of SchoolMint?

    SchoolMint has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does SchoolMint support?

    SchoolMint supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does SchoolMint offer?

    SchoolMint has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does SchoolMint support mobile devices?

    SchoolMint supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does SchoolMint integrate with?

    SchoolMint integrates with the following applications:

    SAFE

    Q. What level of support does SchoolMint offer?

    SchoolMint offers the following support options:

    Online Support, Forum, Knowledge Base