Author: Brandi Eppolito

5 Ways to Increase Your School’s Tuition Collection Rates

Are you frustrated by the amount of time and energy you and your team spend collecting tuition payments? You’re not alone. Managing tuition is a multi-faceted challenge that can derail even the most organized and efficient school business offices.  Worse, what should be a simple and straightforward process can become so labor-intensive, it impedes your… Read More

Student Ambassadors: What They Do And Why You Need Them

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When candidates and their families begin evaluating schools, they often focus on a wide range of criteria. Of course, people want to send their children to an institution where they’ll receive a high-quality education. But, they also want to ensure it’s a positive and encouraging culture filled with opportunities to explore interests, make new friends,… Read More

6 Tips to Improve Your Private School’s Admission Interviews

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Interviews are a crucial part of the admission 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 getting increasingly more aggressive enrollment goals. But, they’re still leveraging the same outdated methods and inefficient admission processes they’ve used for decades.  As an admission 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 admission 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 Admission and Enrollment Management Software

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You’ve done your research, you’ve compared multiple solutions and carefully evaluated dozens of features, and now you’ve selected an admission and enrollment management software that meets your institution’s unique needs. You know you’ve made the right choice. Now, there’s just one final step before you can begin using your new school software and enjoy all… Read More

10 Questions to Ask When Comparing Admission and Enrollment Management Software

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Choosing admission 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 admission 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 Admission and Enrollment Software: Which is Better?

You may have heard your role as an admission 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… 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