An advising platform built for human engagement

Our virtual advising management platform enables higher education institutions to better engage and manage students and advisors in 1:1 meetings.

Leverage our virtual advising management platform to improve advising impact at your own institution or to access external advisors to meet internal demand.

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Our supporting partners

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Why Polis?

Unite human advising with smart technology to reduce attrition

Student attrition is a hidden but huge problem in higher education. For universities, attrition can mean financial ruin and closure. For most students, dropping out without a degree produces very negative career and personal outcomes.

Decades-old research has shown that personalized, systematic 1:1 advising is the most effective antidote to student attrition. Technology have made it easier than ever to offer such advising  virtually at scale and cost-effectively.

We created a platform that unites human advising with smart technology to better understand and reduce student attrition.  

Average boost in student retention in first year
Average reduction in 3rd-party tech costs
Average increase in weekly advisor availability in hours
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Our Solutions

Integrate your virtual advising resources into one place to drive engagement

About us

We are an educator-run company

We are a team of educators and tech professionals based in Cambridge, MA. We believe that making 1:1 advising more personalized, accessible, and measurable. Such advising can unleash the personal and professional ROI of higher education for students, educators, and administrators alike.

How Our Partners Use Polis

One platform, multiple ways to engage students and advisors

Academic Advising

Add advisors from various disciplines to meet student demand or improve access to your roster of advisors  

Course Support

Supplement your courses with extra TAs or streamline your current TAs' availability

Faculty Office Hours

Streamline your faculty & instructor office hours and optimize availability, access, and logistics for students

Alumni Mentoring

Simplify mentoring for your alumni and encourage accountability & connections in student meetings

Expert Resources

Elevate the reach of your in-house experts for student at your accelerator or fill gaps with external ones

Academic Center Support

Improve availability of your writing and tutoring center staff or increase capacity with added external help

Career Services & Guidance

Maximize access to your career service for students or provide extra perspectives from industry

Have Another Use Case?

Contact us and we would love to see if Polis could work for your organization and members

Ready to increase student engagement with us?