Publications

The Yield, Winter 2015

A woman’s fight to get ahead. Her internal struggle of career versus family. Pay inequities. The challenge of finding support networks both inside and outside of work. A workshop delivered on these topics by four women in admission at SSATB’s 2015 Annual Meeting inspired us to take a closer look.

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Women & Admission: Walking the Career Tightrope

A woman’s fight to get ahead. Her internal struggle of career versus family. Pay inequities. The challenge of finding support networks both inside and outside of work. A workshop delivered on these topics by four women in admission at SSATB’s 2015 Annual Meeting inspired us to take a closer look.

Admission Perspectives

Collaboration in Action

The Yield sat down with Kathy Mitchell O’Neal, Director of Enrollment Management at University Prep (WA) to learn about how the Puget Sound Independent Schools (PSIS) is making independent school education more accessible to families and about how admission professionals benefit from the affiliation.

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Admission Committees

Admission committees are more than just a group of admission professionals and faculty in a room saying yes or no to files. How do these groups train and come together to build the future graduates of our schools? Three admission professionals share their experiences with leading and managing admission committees.

Admission Office Profiles

Admission Office Profile: The Walker School

Brad Brown, Director of Admission at The Walker School, describes challenges faced in achieving enrollment each year as well as effective marketing tactics.

Data/Finance

The Aid Bucket Challenge

Alisa Evans, Director of Business Development with SSS, discusses what she recommends to schools for managing financial aid complexity and volume.

Marketing

Retention Strategy: Cultivating Affirmation

As we work through the most critical time of the admission season, it is a great opportunity to evaluate current retention practices and to remind ourselves of the importance of cultivating affirmation with our families as to why they chose to join our schools.

Leadership

Get Ready to Report: Telling the Story of Your Numbers

Understanding the role of the board will make your reporting stronger and more directed towards what they need to hear to be great trustees.

Assessment

Assessing English Language Proficiency

As international inquiries and applications continue to climb at both boarding and day schools, the ability to assess an international student’s readiness for an academic program is vital.

Test Central

10 Things Every Admission Committee Member Needs to Know About the SSAT

Be sure you and your admission committee know these 10 things about the SSAT in preparation for reading season.

Member Circle

SSATB Around the World

Leading the Way in Vegas

Meet the New Digital Assessment Working Group

Introducing the Character Skills Toolkit