Why Colleges Should Quickly Get College Admissions Software

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The entire admission process of a few years ago is vastly different from what it is today and a college admission CRM was still new technology. Back then, students would purchase or print out an application form and mail it to the admissions office with the filled in details. The admissions committee would manually sift through and categorize the application forms and shortlist the top ones. Once an application was selected, the candidate would receive a mail in the post with the news.

Fast forward to the present and the entire process is taking place online, with paper forms virtually eliminated. In order to keep up with the growing volumes of applications each year, colleges need to adapt. One of the best ways to update your admissions process is to choose a college admissions software. Here are the most important benefits you can expect from a good college admissions CRM.

1. Audit and optimize your current process

Your college’s admission process is made up of multiple different steps, each involving their own separate departments. The first step when you set up a college admission software is to input your entire admission process from start to finish. The software will then be able to help you decide which portions to automate, who to assign responsibility for what task, set timelines or reminders for each step and so on. Setting up your whole admissions process will also help you understand if there are any steps that are redundant so that you can optimize the whole admissions cycle.

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2. Increase admissions to your college 

Most colleges have a two-step application process. In the first step, students must create an account on the website as a prospective student. This adds them to the college’s database and gives them access to the application forms. In the second step, students fill out the actual form and submit it. Unfortunately, many college websites see a large drop-off from students who have signed up but not applied. This could be for a number of reasons, ranging from students not knowing important dates to them choosing other colleges to apply to.