Avoid "fight-or-flight" reactions by redesigning the onboarding experience


EAB researchers interviewed hundreds of community college students across the country to understand their experience during onboarding, the period of time between application and the first day of class. What emerged was a wide range of stressful situations the typical new student encounters during his or her first few interactions with the college. Unfortunately, these stressors often elicit “fight-or-flight” responses that threaten students’ enrollment and long-term success at the institution.

College leaders can guide students to make optimal enrollment decisions and ultimately increase the likelihood of enrollment and completion by leveraging lessons from behavioral economics to redesign the onboarding experience.

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Help ease the onboarding process with dual enrollment programs

A great way to make new students comfortable on campus? Have them already familiar with it.

Learn how you can partner with K-12 schools to maximize the value of your dual enrollment program and demonstrate a clear pathway between high school, college, and careers. Download our complimentary toolkit today.

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