How the application integration works

Our integration consists of two parts: an application integration to improve the user journey, on-boarding, and handoff from your school to Climb; and a reporting infrastructure to integrate data about Climb borrowers with your systems. Learn more about the second part of integrations below:

Code: The Climb Application Integration is simply a single API on that takes the applicant’s details from your application and returns the URL for a Climb application with the applicant’s details pre-populated. It's super simple!

  • To speed up the integration, we can also provide a simple JavaScript function (<10 lines of code) that you can embed in your client app wherever it makes sense to do so within your prospective students’ journey.
  • Climb can provide a sample standalone HTML page that has sample applications sent to our demo school if your team is interested in a test environment.

Process: The first step in a Climb integration a meeting between our product and technical teams to understand your user journey and determine the best place(s) to integrate your applications with Climb.

  • In most cases, the integration is plug-and-play, and this meeting helps us understand how the Climb Integration can best help your students. We can determine and implement any tech changes required, and sketch out the implementation timeline.
    Once the integration on the school side is past this initial development stage, we’ll provide links to our test environment where you can safely test the integration.

Example workflow:

  • As an example, you can choose to integrate with your school’s application website or any applicable student portals. This often depends on whether students participate in longer-term courses where students and may apply for financing at different points of their studies.
  • In either case, when a student applies to the school, they also create a Climb application and simply enable a button that the student can click to take them to their Climb application.
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