Admission Projections: Dartboard or Data? - Presentation

Admission Projections: Dartboard or Data? - Presentation

Amy Clemons, Director of Enrollment Management, Sylvia Spector, Director of Admissions, and Adam Wojtelwicz, Chief Financial Officer, The Shipley School, PA

Shipley has designed a data-driven projection and budgeting model that combines the resources of our enrollment and business office in a collaborative and strategic manner. In the fall, we begin the process of projecting enrollment for the following year by grade level, utilizing 5- and 10-year enrollment trends, funnel numbers, new student enrollment, and attrition per grade.

These enrollment projections are used in concert with financial aid budgeting by grade for both new and returning students, as a tool to achieve the desired grade-level enrollment and also to reach other mission-driven goals around diversity. Our presentation will share the process we employ in this data-driven model and the collaboration that goes into the process between the enrollment and business offices at the school.

We review the mechanics behind the work we do, as well as the philosophy behind the combined approach and the details we include in the percentage-based financial aid modeling.

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