Peak admission season is upon you. Applications and supporting documentation are in; students have visited; and the relevant, age-appropriate testing of applicants is complete. Now you face the daunting task of admission decision making. Who should serve on the admission committee? Who should schedule and lead the meetings? How often should you meet? What do you do when there are more mission-appropriate applicants than available seats? What do you do when you have more seats than you have qualified, mission-appropriate applicants? What’s the difference between a wait list and a wait pool? How do you quell the resistant rumblings from teachers that the school is accepting students we shouldn’t be accepting? These are the things that keep admission directors up at night. Learn how to push through the “noise” to design and lead an admission decision-making process that honors and advances the mission of your school.
Join us as we explore strategies that empower your admission committee to evaluate applicants through the lens of your school’s Mission and Portrait of the Graduate. Learn how to identify, accept, and offer enrollment to those students most likely to benefit from enrollment at your school—and those who demonstrate the greatest likelihood of adding to the mission experience of students already enrolled.
You’ll Cover These Topics:
- Who should serve on the admission committee?
- What role does the admission director play in the admission decision-making process?
- What’s the difference between a wait list and a wait pool?
- What role should faculty play in evaluating applicants?
- How can we be certain we’re accepting mission-appropriate applicants?
- What is the best way to ensure a unified, mission-focused decision-making process?
Run time: 60 minutes total. Webinars typically run 45 minutes with 15 minutes of Q&A time.
Who Should Attend: Admission Directors, Division Heads/Principals, lead teachers, school counselors, school psychologists, and School Heads will benefit from this session.