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Summer Recommended Reading

The Admission Leadership Council (ALC) has some reading suggestions to enhance your professional development this season.  

Equity in Independent Schools

We are more sensitive and aware of inequities in independent schools today, but we are not perfect -- we can all do better.

Carson D. Roy

on April 11, 2017

April – in like a lion, out like a…well, it depends.

Wherever you are in the process right now, please know that many of us are thinking about similar things. I’m hoping that you will be able to relate to at least a few of these scenarios and have a chuckle.

W. Dennis Facciolo

on November 2, 2016

One Day School’s Model for International Students

The mad rush this decade by many independent schools to embrace the international student invasion has its roots in the post-World War II years.

Internal Marketing – Getting Your Team Invested in the Goal

When SSATB rebranded this fall and successfully rolled out The Enrollment Management Association at the annual conference, the new image was brightly and colorfully displayed throughout the entire hotel and on every piece of swag we received in our welcome bag; they even branded the front desk and elevators.

The Shift from Admission to Enrollment Management

When I first interviewed for an admission position eight years ago, I remember my head of school saying that the role would be exciting, fast-paced and intense during the peak times for “about half the year,” but then the other times would be less hectic and demanding.

David Baker

on August 8, 2016

Communicating Strengths Through Campus Events

As always, my summer project ambitions have greatly exceeded the fleeting number of remaining summer days.

Carson D. Roy

on July 12, 2016

Walking the Transition Tightrope

Summer is typically a slow and rejuvenating time for most independent school admission professionals, but for those transitioning to new schools, June and July can prove stressful and, at times, overwhelming.

Jenna King

on June 13, 2016

Reflecting on the Prospective's Perspective

Many of us chose the admission profession because we enjoy the constant buzz of prospective families streaming through our offices, each with their fair share of interesting stories to tell, thoughtful questions to ask, and genuine desire to find just the right fit.

Frankie Brown

on May 5, 2016

Measuring Admission Season Success: Beyond the Numbers

If your school is one of the lucky ones with a healthy wait pool of families still clamoring to be admitted (even though the contract binding date is looming) and you are even slightly over-enrolled due to a better-than-expected yield, you might have already determined your team’s level of admission season success.

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