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Sandlin, Michele – College and University, 2019
This feature focuses on the five areas an institution needs to know before implementing holistic measures. These include: what does a holistic review entail, how to be legally complaint, Sedlacek's noncognitive variables, applying student success measures, and the vital importance of training.
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Success, Holistic Approach, Compliance (Legal)
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Levine, Jeffrey P. – College and University, 2019
As a naïve young manager at a 30,000-student college, Jeffrey Levine vowed that if he ever participated on university cross-departmental teams building on a strong foundation from both student affairs and enrollment management (EM), he would never miss an opportunity to engage key faculty, senior leadership, and academic affairs leadership. Levine…
Descriptors: Enrollment Management, Program Implementation, College Students, Organizational Communication
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Parks, Rodney; Taylor, Alexander – College and University, 2019
Registrars and other university offices are integral to students' full life cycle, from prospective students to alumni. In this more encompassing definition of enrollment management, registrars perform a number of duties that overlap with the objectives of enrollment management. This perspective paper analyzes the changes in the historic…
Descriptors: Role, Registrars (School), Enrollment Management, College Students
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Underwood, Zackary; Ganser, Stephanie – College and University, 2019
Spring admission is an undergraduate admissions strategy for traditional incoming freshmen. "Spring admission is a strategy to fill spots that empty in the spring when students graduate early or study abroad" (Hussain 2017). Admitting spring students is also a way to replace tuition dollars lost due to fall-admitted students'…
Descriptors: College Admission, Undergraduate Students, College Freshmen, Public Colleges
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Benezet, Louis T. – College and University, 2019
This article discusses the conflict that arises between rising enrollments and meaningful college learning. The author highlights data on students' response to the college environment, and offers a number of innovative ideas for fostering intellectual growth among a more diverse student body. These include: early declaration of major; rethinking…
Descriptors: Conflict, College Students, College Environment, Student Diversity
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Kranzow, Jeannine – College and University, 2019
There has been a substantial increase in the number of graduate students enrolling at higher education institutions in the United States (McFarland et al. 2017). For practitioners and researchers serving in roles that support graduate student success, it is important to have an understanding of current enrollment data and trends as well as the…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, College Choice
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Johnson, Andrew – College and University, 2019
North Carolina has become the first state to require all students to prove their residency status through a thirdparty process when applying for college and financial assistance. NC Residency Determination Service (RDS) has taken the responsibilities from individual institutions to determine whether a student's residency status is in state or out…
Descriptors: Residence Requirements, College Applicants, High School Students, Rural Schools
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Cramer, Sharon F.; Cooke, Connie F. – College and University, 2019
This is a conversation with Connie F. Cooke, Director, Financial Aid, State University of New York (SUNY) Buffalo State and Sharon F. Cramer, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, Emerita, SUNY Buffalo State. They started working together twenty years ago when they began to implement a new student information system for the university. The SABRE…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Information Systems, Program Implementation, Enrollment Management
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Apel, Aaron; Hull, Phil; Owczarek, Scott; Singer, Wren – College and University, 2018
In an effort to simplify the advising and registration process and provide students with a more intuitive enrollment experience, especially at orientation, the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Office of the Registrar and Office of Undergraduate Advising co-sponsored a project to transform the enrollment experience. Using design thinking has…
Descriptors: Enrollment, Design, Thinking Skills, Academic Advising
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Doman, Mark S. – College and University, 2017
Oakland University (OU) in Rochester, Michigan, was experiencing growing pains. The good news was that OU had experienced 23 years of continuous enrollment growth, with student enrollment exceeding 20,000 in 2015 for the first time ever. The downside was that various administrative processes throughout the university were straining to keep up. One…
Descriptors: Graduation Requirements, Higher Education, Enrollment, Registrars (School)
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Parks, Rodney; Parrish, Jesse; Holmes, Melissa – College and University, 2017
As postsecondary credentials become even more essential to bridge education programs and career pathways, it is critical to reevaluate expectations regarding the transition from high school to college. More specifically, it must be determined how best to support students in marginalized populations that historically have been less likely to attend…
Descriptors: Credentials, Transitional Programs, Higher Education, High School Students
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Chan, Matthew – College and University, 2017
This study provides an overview and a snapshot of new student orientation (NSO) and new student e-orientation (NSEO) programs, with a focus on the content and feature analysis of the NSEOs. It offers an overview of currently available NSO programs of 100 randomly selected community colleges from a master list of nearly 900 community colleges in…
Descriptors: School Orientation, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Outcomes of Education
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Rodeiro, Carmen Vidal; Crawford, Cara; Shaw, Stuart – College and University, 2017
A key issue for admissions teams is to distinguish which students of those who apply are truly able and sufficiently committed to complete a degree. One signal of a student's ability to achieve college-level academic requirements is participation in high school acceleration programs such as Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or…
Descriptors: Enrollment, Enrollment Rate, Acceleration (Education), Advanced Placement Programs
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Harris, Michael S.; Smith, Marybeth – College and University, 2016
As state appropriations for higher education decrease, public universities rely increasingly on student tuition to meet their operating expenses. Many public universities depend on tuition paid by out-of-state students. Institutions maximize revenue-enhancing opportunities resulting from a supportive public policy and cultural environment.…
Descriptors: Student Recruitment, Higher Education, Tuition, Public Colleges
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McGhee, Kenneth – College and University, 2016
Student retention is an important part of a strategic enrollment management plan. Many scholars have written about the challenges of helping students not only enroll in college but also complete their degree programs. Among students pursuing a doctoral degree in higher education administration, student retention is a popular topic. Many doctoral…
Descriptors: Enrollment Management, Enrollment, Higher Education, School Holding Power
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