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.

Beyond the Bells and Whistles

Applicants and their families endure a long wait during the secondary school application process. March 10 comes, good news finally arrives in the mailbox (or now it tends to be an inbox), and after the celebrations are over, thoughts shift toward the revisit and the final decision.

Kisha Watts

on January 13, 2016

Let the Reading Begin!

 As you embark on reading season, there are many ways to ensure you and your committee stay on track.

Anne Behnke

on December 14, 2015

Ready, Set, Read! Preparing your Admission Committee

The reading season is a marathon, not a sprint. To get your committee ready for the marathon it is important to set clear expectations to instill team spirit, reinforce comradery, and to encourage committee members to take care of and pace themselves.

Leo Marshall

on November 13, 2015

Common Sense Talk About the SSAT

Admission tests are of immeasurable importance to us. They help schools and colleges, among other things, place what are very disparate grading systems in our sending schools in some sort of context. But part of the hard work of admission is to ensure parents understand how our schools use admission test scores in our selection process.

Polly Fredlund

on October 20, 2015

The Power of Collegiality – Sharing 91 Years of Admission Experience

Over the years, I have developed a greater appreciation for the nuances of our profession and thrived within the relationships and strategic thinking that go hand in hand with working in admission.

Carol Dougherty

on September 30, 2015

Get Ready to Report: Telling the Story of Your Numbers

In a few weeks, it will be fall board of trustees meeting time. Now is the time to get ready to report like a rockstar.

Bruce Mutch

on August 4, 2015

Hold Your Breath! Jumping into the Deep End of the (Marketing) Pool

How a traditional independent school turned a marketing plan on its head.

Carson D. Roy

on July 1, 2015

Starting With The Why

The majority of admission professionals have a strong grasp and understanding of what they do. Most can also explain to a certain degree how they do it, but how many can answer why they do it? 

Heather Eckert

on June 5, 2015

Getting your Growth Mindset in Gear

How can you begin to embrace a “growth mindset” personally and as an office if you are not focused on this already?

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