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5 Ways Your Application is Hurting Your Admissions Funnel

As another fall recruitment cycle comes to a close, one can’t help but think about all of the challenges facing enrollment managers. From shifting demographics and changes in student mobility patterns to limited flexibility and agility in developing new and diverse educational opportunities to functioning with a heavy workload in a high-stress environment, it is not an easy time to be working in enrollment management. Mining through the mounting challenges, tasks, and meetings, the last thing enrollment leaders should be worried about is the application for admission and the technology associated with it.

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3 Ways to Avoid Summer Melt

3 Ways to Avoid Summer Melt

It’s that time in the admissions cycle again - summer melt. As a former admissions counselor, I fully understand the anxiety, stress, and frustration that comes with this part of the admissions process. You have nurtured fantastic relationships and gained commitment from your candidate pool. You are riding high as the spring semester ends. Then, as it happens with every admissions cycle, commitments start getting softer, and your candidate pool starts to shrink. 

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Highlights From National Community College Month

This past April many community colleges across the county joined in celebrating Community College Month (#ccmonth). The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) coordinated a grassroots campaign to “increase awareness and understanding of the value of community colleges both locally and nationally.”  As we followed the celebration around the country, we wanted to share some highlights and takeaways from the great work these two-year institutions are doing.

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Stealth Applicants - What You Should Know

Stealth applicants have always been a challenge for institutions. However, the pandemic amplified those challenges as institutions had to adapt processes, like going test-optional, and college fair and campus visit opportunities were limited due to pandemic-related restrictions and safety concerns. Although pandemic-related restrictions are being lifted, allowing more open on- and off-campus events, many institutions are not changing their test-optional policies.  

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