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.

What responsibilities are common for Admissions jobs?
  • Process all incoming documents for international admissions and current students.
  • Provide weekly individual and team on-campus training/coaching within the department.
  • Conduct staff, committee, and individual meetings regularly as needed.
  • Develop and maintain new relationships to result in referrals.
  • Create processes and tools for mobile use of GIS for data collection and consumption.
  • Participate in visit programs, yield events and other special events.
  • Collect and utilize data to measure impact and engagement recruitment strategies.
  • Meet weekly and monthly admissions goals according to target.
  • Provide solutions to increase census and improve/enhance resident profile.
  • Attend networking events to promotes greater awareness of programs.
What are the typical qualifications for Admissions jobs?
  • Bachelor's or Graduate's Degree in business, business communications or business administration or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with Google Drive, E-Mail, and LMS software and systems.
  • A professional and problem solver at all times with a good sense of humor.
  • Comfortable decision making and handling objection with confidence.
  • Prior consulting experience.
  • Demonstrated product knowledge and positive attitude.
  • Is adaptable and able to prioritize tasks as they arise.
  • Fluent in statistics, scripting, and spreadsheets.
  • Demonstrated time management skills and computer literacy.
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

How much does an Admissions make near United States?

$41,689 /yr
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Leverage EduLeverage Edu
Admissions Officer
Mar 23, 2022

“I have got the best team to work with; they all are quite cooperative and welcoming.”

F.I.R.S.T. InstituteF.I.R.S.T. Institute
Admissions Representative
Oct 27, 2021

“The schedule is great for balancing work and life because weekends are typically off and Friday is early release.”

Radiant Senior LivingRadiant Senior Living
Admissions Coordinator
Feb 22, 2022

“Management was horrible and they expected me to do 5 jobs on top of my own.”

Cenikor FoundationCenikor Foundation
Admissions Coordinator
Apr 22, 2021

“This is a great place to grow and develop as a professional in the field.”

Bryan UniversityBryan University
Admissions Representative
Jul 14, 2022

“The facility was clean and they pay well for what they want you to do.”

CDI CollegeCDI College
Assistant Director of Admissions
Apr 11, 2023

“Fairly good pay compared to others Colleges Has a compensation system that rewards for achieving result”

James Madison UniversityJames Madison University
Admissions Representative
Aug 21, 2023

“Loved working at JMU! Everyone was always in a great mood and I enjoyed guiding students to find their home away from home!”

Texas Health Resources
Night ER Admissions
Sep 15, 2023

“They finally hired a great group of people; they were a pleasure to work with.”

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