Admission Office Assessments
Admission offices at independent schools need to be as externally focused on trends, market indicators and marketing as they are internally focused on their school’s day-to-day programs. We assist clients in achieving an appropriate external and internal balance to effectively market their schools.
The Baker Group Edge:
Our team has over 50 years of experience directing both independent school and college admission offices. As such, our consulting team brings us more depth and knowledge about the independent school admission process than most anyone in the country.
We understand the unique impact that history, location, mission, and leadership can exert on how a school is perceived and are able to assess a school’s admission office infrastructure, measure its relative market strength, and identify enrollment management challenges and opportunities.
What You Can Expect:
We will work together to design the ideal assessment of your Admission Office. Recent Admission Office Assessments have produced outcomes like the following:
Enrollment and operational goals set by the head of school and board of trustees.
Admission and enrollment goals set by the admission office for the current and future years.
A written plan of action describing specifically how the admission office will achieve its goals.
A written report submitted at the end of each admission cycle to outline successes and shortfalls for the year, including a summary of the goals and objectives that were achieved.
From Our Clients:
“Chris and her team brought insight and focus to our Admission Office operations. They respected and heard from each staff member and were able to use those conversations to prepare us for change. It has been a positive experience for all and we are well-equipped with goals and operational strategies for our next Admissions cycle.”
— Megan Sullivan, Sullivan School