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  Corsava Cards Online

Online "sorts" have arrived! Students can now create personal accounts to complete virtual sorts online and update answers on an enhanced report view. Student-generated reports automatically appear in your account.

  Corsava Reports

One of the most exciting new features is Corsava Reports. In a fun and professional presentation, it summarizes the student card-sort results by category and level of importance to the student. The report helps counselors and families alike by opening discussions on factors students may never have considered.

  Search and Filters

The "Students" page is completely revamped and now includes robust search features. You can search by a student’s first and/or last name and class-of year, or filter to only show paused sorts and/or include archived students. Select "View All" to see a complete list of all your students—similar to the view in the previous version. Names that appear in red are students who have not created their own account; those that appear in teal are students who have created an account.

  Four Choice Cards

Anyone who has used the College Choice 101 cards will acknowledge that three choice categories were never enough. Rather than Really Want, Don't Care, and No Way, Corsava Cards now includes a fourth option, as students often wrestled with having to make such a clear distinction between what they truly wanted and what might be nice. With this new version, students sort the cards into Must Have, Would be Nice, Do Not Care, and No Way. Students will no longer have to add a column on your table!

  New Artwork

Many of you who are familiar with the original cards will see significant changes in the Corsava Cards artwork. After having discussions with hundreds of counselors and students and reviewing years of feedback, the artwork for each card image was updated to reflect images that would resonate with this new generation of students and a more global audience. You will notice consistent themes that appear in different cards, highlighting the connections between these factors in college life.

  The Map

Included with the new Corsava Cards case is a US regional map aimed at replacing the geography cards. We heard from counselors that many students used the geography cards to rule out parts of the country before discussing the benefits of certain areas concerning fit and cost. By placing certain geographic regions in the No Way pile, many students reduced their options and closed the door on discussions to new areas. The map is intended to open these discussions upon completion of a sort. An enhanced pack of geography cards is available if you miss them, but please let us know that you think.

  New Majors

Lots of new majors have been added to reflect this generation's world of new careers. These were added based on requests from counselors whose students are asking more questions about jobs and changing academic offerings.

  Deeper Preferences

We designed more cards that reflect a student's deeper preferences because studies show (and counselors know!) that students who match their preferences to a college environment are more likely to thrive and graduate. Key factors that are important to this generation of students, like collaboration and the opportunity for co-op programs, have been added to open the discussion on these important topics. And there are two new cards to help counselors ascertain how students learn best—do they perform better when they are surrounded by students who push them (Pushed by My Peers), or do they prefer being at the top of the heap (Top of My Class)?

  Browse Cards & Definitions

Definitions for each card are available on to help students better understand the cards if questions arise. You can share the cards in a group setting or follow along on your iPad, phone, or laptop during the sort.

  Card Categories

One of the most requested features of Corsava Cards is the color-coded categories on the side of each card. In addition to seeing specific card preferences, you can quickly see how relevant various categories are to students. While some students may focus more on the educational culture on campus, others may put more emphasis on residential life or campus culture, and the categories make these criteria "pop"!