What does an Admissions Counselor do?

Admissions advisors recruit prospective students and provide guidance, advice, and assistance with the enrollment process. They most commonly work for colleges, universities, business or technical schools, and training centers. They respond to inquiries and connect with leads, providing information about the educational institution and specific programs. They explain admissions requirements, share details about the application process, and research any additional information that may be needed. They may organize and participate in recruitment events and other outreach activities or marketing initiatives.

Admissions advisors typically have a bachelor’s degree and a background in enrollment services, marketing, or higher education. Familiarity with admissions and enrollment procedures is an advantage. These roles require excellent communication and customer service skills. Marketing experience is also helpful, as is proficiency with enrollment tools and programs.

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Avg. Experience0-1 year

How much does an Admissions Counselor make near United States?

$52,628 /yr
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Admissions Counselor Career Path

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Admissions Counselor

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Troy UniversityTroy University
Admissions Counselor
May 14, 2022

“Great opportunity for someone starting their career and wanting to learn more about higher education.”

Edoxi Training InstituteEdoxi Training Institute
Admission Counselor
Jun 22, 2023

“Edoxi Training Institute is undoubtedly one of the best training institute in Dubai with exceptional trainers and administrative staff.”

Admission Counselor
Nov 1, 2022

“tech has great reputation in the market which makes it one of the most desirable comapany to work with.”

Chicago School of Professional PsychologyChicago School of Professional Psychology
Admissions Counselor
Apr 28, 2023

“Everyone is required to hit the same daily stats regardless of what has been proven to be working.”

Purdue GlobalPurdue Global
Admissions Advisor
Jul 29, 2021

“I really enjoyed working with some of the staff in my department and there was a level of autonomy”

Summit Ridge HospitalSummit Ridge Hospital
Admissions Counselor
Apr 29, 2021

“The pay was good and I liked the work.”

Admissions Counselor
Jan 12, 2022

“Some good managers but not all them”

Michigan State UniversityMichigan State University
Admissions Counselor
Dec 4, 2021

“Excellent Work Place was a great Atmosphere”

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The most similar professions to Admissions Counselor are:
  • Admissions Officer
  • Enrollment Counselor
  • Enrollment Advisor
  • Admissions Manager

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