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Independent School Admissions: What It Is and How It’s Changing

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There’s no denying it: the way students and their parents evaluate and select schools is changing — fast. Meanwhile, many independent schools are setting increasingly more aggressive enrollment goals. But, they’re still leveraging the same outdated methods and inefficient admissions processes they’ve used for decades.  As an admissions professional, trying to keep up with candidates’… Read More

How Bishop O’Dowd Provides a Streamlined and Personalized Experience For Thousands

December 5, 2019 | By Brandi Eppolito
Bishop O'Dowd school campus

In this customer success story, we’ll share exactly how Bishop O’Dowd has maintained an effective admissions and enrollment process, even with thousands of applicants. Bishop O’Dowd Catholic College-Preparatory High School, located in Oakland Hills, CA, attracts students across a wide range of racial, ethnic, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds from 143 different middle schools in the… Read More

Net Promoter Score 101: What Your School Needs to Know about NPS

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How many times have you filled out a survey that sounded something like this: “On a scale from 0 to 10, how likely are you to recommend _____ to a friend?” or  “On a scale from 0 to 10, how satisfied are you with this product?” You have probably answered this for a wide range… Read More

How to Convince Your Organization to Invest in Admissions and Enrollment Management Software

You’ve done your research, you’ve compared multiple solutions and carefully evaluated dozens of features, and now you’ve selected an admissions and enrollment management software that meets your institution’s unique needs. There’s just one final step before you can begin using your new solution and enjoy all its many benefits: you have to convince top leaders—like… Read More

Eastern Christian School Grows Enrollment by 18% with SchoolAdmin

November 7, 2019 | By Claire Hollowell

Rudi Gesch, Director of Marketing and Enrollment Management at Eastern Christian School, said it best, “Education is transformation.” And being able to see that transformation first hand is an amazing experience. Eastern Christian School attracts students from every background and dedicates time to help each individual flourish. This case study tells their success story. In… Read More

10 Questions to Ask When Comparing Admissions and Enrollment Management Software

10 questions to ask when comparing admissions and enrollment management software considering

Choosing admissions and enrollment management software is a challenging decision. Not only is this technology a significant investment, but the solution you select can make or break your team’s productivity. It can also impact the ease of your application and enrollment process, the way candidates and their families perceive your institution, and your admissions process… Read More

Who Should You Involve in Your Next School Open House

School Open House

A school open house can be a keystone of your independent school’s student recruitment plan. Open houses let prospects catch a glimpse of campus life, culture, and accomplishments. But planning an open house is an enormous undertaking, involving enough participants to make sure every prospective family feels engaged and has someone to talk to. Who… Read More

Online Checklists: Keeping Families and Schools Organized and Happy

Make application and enrollment season easier for yourself and your team by streamlining your checklists and forms for your school’s online application. Spending some time planning and organizing your application and enrollment process at the beginning of the school year will pay off when you are in the thick of the admissions season.  One thing… Read More

CRMs for Independent K-12 Schools: What You Need to Know and All the Major Benefits

As you know, all the interactions you have with families add up while they’re weighing many school options. But does it ever seem like you’re understaffed and it’s curtailing your ability to get in more face time? Fortunately, there is an easier way to manage all your admissions responsibilities that frees up your schedule so… Read More

Best of Breed vs. All-in-One Admissions and Enrollment Software: Which is Better?

You may have heard your role as an admissions and enrollment management professional compared to that of a chief marketing officer (CMO) — and with good reason.  Much like the head of a marketing team, you’re responsible for captivating, engaging, and converting your audience. And to be successful in this endeavor, it’s crucial you’re genuinely familiar… Read More