- The ability to confine one's search to programs that are online ("distance education"). The Scorecard allows students and parents to search for colleges that offer online programs in their fields of interest.
- The ability to confine one's search for programs within a specific discipline. For example, when I began my search with "Psychology" (my fifteen year old granddaughter's current career interest), a drop-down menu appeared that suggested more specific categories. When I specified "Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics" (which I am hoping she will consider), the specification of "Bachelors" degree yielded a surprisingly short list of colleges.
Finally, IMHO the new Scorecard would be more useful if it were positioned as a portal to the existing College Navigator, rather than as a potential replacement. The Scorecard would identify small groups of colleges and universities that satisfied a student's broader selection criteria; whereas the Navigator would continue to present the detailed profiles that would enable students to make point by point comparisons of the colleges and universities with one another.