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SchoolAdmin’s Top Content Pieces of 2019

December 30, 2019 | By Claire Hollowell

As the year comes to a close, we’ve gathered our top content pieces of 2019 to help keep you at the top of your game and keep important topics top of mind over the holidays. Snuggle up by the fire, grab a cup of coca, and enjoy this year’s most popular content. If you want… Read More

12 Admission Interview Questions To Ask Prospective Students and Families

interview pannel with student asking private school interview questions

Interviews are arguably the most important step in the admission process. Transcripts, test scores, essays, surveys, and other application materials provide a useful overview of a candidate’s academic capabilities. But interviews, and specifically the interview questions you ask at your private school, give you insight into a potential student’s personality, interests, values, and personal goals.… Read More

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

student at independent school

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 But, they’re still leveraging the same outdated methods and inefficient admission processes they’ve used for decades.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
Bishop O'Dowd school campus

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

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

net promoter score breakdown

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 Admission and Enrollment Management Software

admission and enrollment managament software deal

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

Eastern Christian School Grows Enrollment by 18% with SchoolAdmin

November 7, 2019 | By Claire Hollowell
eastern christian school case study

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 Admission and Enrollment Management Software

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

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

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

online checklists

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 admission season.  One thing… Read More