Growing Community College Transfer by Removing Barriers to Enrollment

Part III: Director of Admissions Series

Topics: Enrollment Management, Admissions, Transfer Students, Special Populations, Student Experience, Student Affairs

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About the Webconference

In an environment of increasing competition for first-time full-time students, institutions are turning to community college transfer students in order to diversity undergraduate enrollments and stabilize tuition revenues. Unfortunately, conventional transfer recruitment, application, and admission processes fail to address community college students’ leading concerns as they consider the four-year option. As a result, four-year colleges and universities are missing out on a projected four million transfer students annually, who had initially intended to transfer but who subsequently dropped out of the transfer pipeline.

The final segment of this series for directors of admissions reveals opportunities for growing the community college transfer pipeline by identifying and eliminating barriers to entry posed by typical transfer outreach and admissions processes. In the process of eliminating barriers to transfer, successful institutions are experiencing growing transfer enrollments as well as increasing operational efficiencies due to reduced transfer-applicant call volume and increased lead-to-enrollment conversion rates.

Presenter: Dana Strait