What does an Admissions do?

Admissions officers evaluate applications from prospective students interested in attending a college, university, or other educational institution. They handle the intake, processing, evaluation, and determinations of submitted applications. They verify the accuracy of information and confirm that application packages are complete and contain all required elements. At some schools, they have direct interaction with prospective students and advise them about admissions and applications processes and procedures. They may also participate in recruitment and marketing initiatives and programs. They ensure adherence to all regulations and department policies.

Admissions officers typically have a bachelor’s degree and a background in a higher education or business field. Experience with admissions or enrollment services is preferred. They must have an in-depth understanding of the admissions and enrollment process. Good communication skills are required.

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Work/Life Balance
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Career Opportunity
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Admissions Salaries

Average Base Pay

$45,477 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $45K
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Admissions Career Path

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Admissions Insights

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Southern Careers InstituteSouthern Careers Institute
Admissions Representative
Nov 13, 2019

“Everyone is knowledgeable in what they do and I would recommend anyone wanting to work or go to school here.”

San Joaquin Valley CollegeSan Joaquin Valley College
Feb 12, 2021

“I am new to the college and I have received awesome training and support from everyone.”

Admission Executive
May 27, 2020

“Global Tree is Good platform for Education Counselors who get exposed to good work opportunities.”

Northwestern CollegeNorthwestern College
Admissions Coordinator
Aug 6, 2019

“Salary was the lowest of the three colleges I have worked for in the past 7 years.”

Select Specialty HospitalsSelect Specialty Hospitals
Admissions Representative
May 8, 2019

“pay was good and fair”

Admissions Associate
Jul 14, 2020

“The day I was interviewing was challenging but in a way that gave me the opportunity to showcase my skills set.”

Cornell UniversityCornell University
Admissions Counsleor
Jan 26, 2021

“Cornell is a great place to work for a couple of years to advance your career to something or somewhere else.”

International College for Security Studies
Admission Manager
Oct 8, 2020

“Good and friendly environment to continue.”

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