Highlights in Higher Ed: MBA Rankings and the Working Student

Making the FAFSA a requirement A few states have contemplated making the FAFSA, or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, mandatory. Texas will become the second state to require high school seniors to complete and submit the Federal Application for the 2020-21 academic year. Read More

Less Paper, More Data, Better Work: How Postbac Programs Rise to the Admissions Marketing Challenge

Applicants to post-baccalaureate programs are looking for an opportunity to enhance their academic credentials in order to continue pursuing a career in health care or medicine. To attract the best of those students — and to help transform departmental operations at their institutions — today’s Read More

Highlights in Higher Ed: Help for Food-Insecure Students

When preparing for a new job, college is only a part of the equation Artificial Intelligence (AI) is slowly creeping into everyday lives and the impact on American jobs is a regular topic of discussion. A recent survey of American adults showed that less than Read More

GEM Professionals Take Note: Application Deadline for Liaison-Sponsored NAGAP Leadership Academy — And Fellowship — Is Almost Here

Liaison and NAGAP, the Association for Graduate Enrollment Management, today announced that the final opportunity to apply for the upcoming Liaison-sponsored NAGAP Leadership Academy — and to apply for a Fellowship that will cover the cost of attendance — has been extended to August 1. Read More

Highlights in Higher Ed: Diversity Awarded and ROI Examined

“Test-Only” idea shows the problem with standardized testing More and more colleges and universities are moving towards holistic admissions, and some are making tests like the SAT, GMAT and GREs optional. But when researchers studied the effects of making standardized test scores the sole measurement Read More

Creative Ways to Prevent Melt and Empower Enrolled Students

  Summer is a glorious time for an undergraduate admissions staff. The sun is shining. The campus is quiet. It’s time to use some of those hard-earned vacation days. But wait, you begin noticing the dreaded “CANCELLED” status next to students who were recently “ENROLLED.” Read More

Highlights in Higher Ed: Autistic Programs and Donor Concerns

Programs for students with autism very popular About ten years ago, Rochester Institute of Technology was made aware of the requests their autistic students had. Since then, RIT has launched a program just for them. With a two-year, $200,000 National Science Foundation grant in 2008 Read More

Going Global: Smarter International Recruitment with the HigherYield™ Solution

It’s no secret. International enrollment in the United States has declined over the past few years. While America is still the hottest destination for graduate and undergraduate students from other countries, the number of students enrolling for the first time experienced a 6.6% drop in Read More

Highlights in Higher Ed: Building Repairs and Plain Language

Colleges look to states for help with repairs It’s no secret that state funding for higher education is decreasing, but it has left institutions wondering where the money for repairs and building renovations are going to come from. In Wisconsin, the state legislature approved over Read More

Liaison User Conference Session Spotlight: AAVMC Director of Admissions and Recruitment Affairs Shares Lessons Learned from Olympians

Liaison’s Leah Bianchi recently caught up with Tony Wynne, director of admissions and recruitment affairs for the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC). Tony, who will be a presenter at the Liaison User Conference at the end of the month, talks about his upcoming Read More