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December 9, 2013

Monday, December 9, 2013

Enrollment (Domestic)

Recruitmentstrengthen pipeline through more aggressive funnel management (FYR/TR)

  • Continued distribution of 2014-15 scholarship award letters.
  • FAS participation in the Honors Reception for FA14 new admits admitted to the Honors Program.
  • Senior Day held on November 22, 2013.

Retention Managementincrease first-year rate to 90%, six-year graduation to 70%

  • Kauffman Scholars Advisory Council meeting held.

Technologyestablish systems and structures necessary to achieve enrollment results

  • Submitted KU data set to Scannell and Kurz for FAST Tool development.
  • Participated in a Federal Student Aid Advisory Council meeting, with opportunity to provide feedback to help simplify the 2014-15 FAFSA.

Yield Managementsolidify/improve yield rate from admit to enrolled

  • Yield communications continue to be sent to admitted students.
  • Tele-counselors continue to call students as they are admitted.

Enrollment (International)

Recruitmentenhance Unit’s planning and accountability

  • Incomplete application numbers continue to decline. 
    • Spring 2014 incomplete applications declined by nearly 8% from the previous spring admissions cycle.
    • To date, summer/fall 2014 incomplete application numbers have dropped by nearly 24% for the same point in cycle last year.

International Partnershipsestablish collaborations and articulation agreements

  • No new updates

Visiting Student Programsdevelop and implement

  • No new updates

Traditional Recruitment Activitiesincrease and diversify investments

  • Spring non-degree admits have continued to increase. This continues to be our fastest growing population (for intensive English and non-degree studies in academic programs on study abroad). Spring non-degree admits have increased by 21% from the previous spring admit term.
  • Spring degree-seeking admits declined by 10% from the previous spring admit term.
  • Summer/fall 2014 applications and admits are up by 65% for this point in cycle compared to the previous year.

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