Author: Brandi Eppolito

6 Tips to Improve Your Private School’s Admissions Interviews

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Interviews are a crucial part of the admissions process at your independent or private school. Granted, you can get a fairly clear understanding of a candidate’s academic capabilities and skills through their transcripts, test scores, and essays. However, what these application materials don’t provide is human connection. It’s hard to uncover a student’s personality or… Read More

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 But, they’re still leveraging the same outdated methods and inefficient admissions processes they’ve used for decades.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
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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

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

10 Questions to Ask When Comparing Admissions and Enrollment Management Software

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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

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

How To Grow Your K-12 Admission Funnel

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Many schools spend hours searching for new approaches to reach their enrollment goals. This often ends with emphasizing lead generation over relationship building. But what if you could increase the number of registered students with the same amount of leads?  Implement best practices by focusing on the entire funnel and improve every step of your… Read More

Admissions and Enrollment Professionals: Take Your Seat at the Table

As an admissions and enrollment professional, you have a tremendous amount of responsibility on your shoulders. From building relationships with potential candidates and hosting campus visits to monitoring, analyzing, and reporting enrollment performance to top executives, your job is a cornerstone of the institution you serve. But while you do plenty of important work behind… Read More

Our Top 8 Can’t Miss EMA Sessions

September 9, 2019 | By Brandi Eppolito

We are thrilled to be participating in and attending the Enrollment Management Association (EMA) 2019 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C! With 60 plus sessions to choose from this week there are going to be countless opportunities for us to collaborate and learn from each other. Read on to meet our team who is attending EMA… Read More