Highlights from Higher Ed: Uneven Enrollment Trends, Millennial Regrets and Colleges in Trouble

Overall college enrollment dips to 10-year low, but some types of schools see increases The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center reported that fewer than 18 million students were enrolled in U.S. colleges in the fall of 2019 — the lowest number in the past 10 Read More

Dr. Stephen Shannon and AACOM: At the Vanguard of the Osteopathic Medicine Boom

Dr. Stephen C. Shannon has witnessed tremendous growth in his field ever since he earned his doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) degree in 1986. But in the years since 2006, when he became President and CEO of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Read More

Mark Your Calendar for Intro to WebAdMIT™: Unlock the Tools to Manage Your Applications

We’ve all been there: someone in your office leaves, and you’re responsible for training their replacement. Or, perhaps you’re the new person on the job and need to quickly learn new software and processes.  Liaison Academy’s new virtual course, Intro to WebAdMIT™: Unlock the Tools Read More

Yielding in 2020 and Beyond with NACAC’s Code of Ethics Changes

Over the past decade, identifying, recruiting, engaging and yielding students has become more challenging than ever. Revisions to NACAC’s Code of Ethics and Professional Practices (CEPP) do not make the roles of admissions professionals any easier. Specifically, the organization recently struck these provisions from their Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: Considering the Influence of Influencers, Virtual Advising and Majors

What are the ground rules for colleges working with student influencers? When today’s high school students want to learn more about college life, there’s a good chance they’ll turn to social media influencers for answers. For example, one online “dorm room tour” (created by the Read More

For More Meaningful (and Easier) GPA Calculations, Turn to WebAdMIT™

Are you still manually calculating customized GPAs for each student who applies to your program — and wasting valuable time that could otherwise be devoted to more important tasks, such as communicating directly with students and trying to streamline your admissions initiatives? If so, you Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: Enrollment Trends, Profit Motives and Helicopter Parents

Enrollment remains essentially flat at private non-profit colleges An analysis of National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) data reveals that enrollment at private non-profit colleges remains steady, despite the recent closings of several such institutions. Researchers attribute most of the past decade’s “lost enrollment” to Read More

What’s the Future of GME Admissions? Four Experts Look Ahead

Regardless of your graduate management education (GME) program’s unique qualities, there’s no denying that we’re living in a time of radical change in the world of GME admissions. In order to spark discussion about the challenges ahead and inspire new approaches for overcoming them, Liaison Read More

We Hope to See You at This Can’t-Miss Event for Carolinas College Professionals

If you’re a higher-ed professional in North or South Carolina, you already know that the Carolinas Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers (CACRAO) is dedicated to promoting postsecondary education through the professional development of its members. Did you also know that Liaison will be Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: A Closer Look at International Student Woes, Application Materials and College Admissions

Lawsuit challenging optional practical training program could make it harder to attract international applicants A lawsuit that aims to end the optional practical training (OPT) program for international students could further diminish the ability of U.S. colleges and universities to attract foreign applicants to their Read More