Blogs

Heather Hoerle

on February 14, 2018

Build and Sustain Through Change

Change is inevitable. Much like colleges and universities over the past few decades, independent schools are experiencing significant changes in the enrollment landscape. To survive and thrive, we must evolve from the old view of admission to an enhanced long-term strategy for enrollment management.

Heather Hoerle

on December 13, 2017

2017 Parent Report Lesson 1: Communicate, communicate, communicate!

Though the methods of communication with families have changed somewhat since 2014, what we’ve heard from parents has stayed the same: they expect timely and personalized communications throughout the school consideration and application process.

Heather Hoerle

on September 26, 2017

Ushering in a new age in admission

We proudly present The Character Skills Snapshot, an innovative tool designed to measure eight essential character skills for admission: resilience, open-mindedness, responsibility, teamwork, social awareness, self-control, intellectual curiosity, and initiative.

Data and Its Use: Bringing in the Experts

Few of us are experts in every area of enrolment management. Should there still exist a gap, consider bringing in an expert that can provide the support you require.

Stacy Wang

on August 14, 2017

My Journey with the Certificate Program – Rethinking Admission

One of the greatest benefits of the certificate program is that participants have to rethink admission through the entire admission season, while working on relevant topics every week.

Quantifying the Shifting International Market

In June, we released member survey results which quantify the anticipated changes in international student enrollment in our schools based on new U.S. immigration policy. Given what the survey confirms, how should independent schools adjust to “the new normal”?  

Effective Leadership in Enrollment Management

In the admission arena we place great importance on the power of personal touches in our interactions with families. Strength in leadership relies on the ability to see that same value in personal touches within our teams.

Institutional Support: It Has to Be More Than Just One Office

You cannot move forward if you don’t have the whole school involved in and supportive of your mission.

Summer Recommended Reading

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

ROI & Measurables

How much of your planning time is devoted to defining what a successful outcome of any new (or existing) initiative will be? How will you know that your efforts are worthwhile?

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