What does an Enrollment Advisor do?

Enrollment advisors assist and advise prospective students, guiding them through the process of enrolling in a college, training center, or other learning facility. They explain the admissions process, review entrance requirements, and provide information about financial aid resources that might be available. They can also help applicants select the program that best aligns with their academic and professional goals. These advisors can also review any previous educational credits the applicant may have and determine if those may be applied toward the program of interest.

Enrollment advisors typically have at least a bachelor’s degree, but some employers are willing to consider candidates with an equivalent combination of education and professional experience. They often have a background in the education field. Sales or advising experience is also helpful. They must have an in-depth understanding of the admissions process, and be well-versed in financial aid resources and procedures.

What responsibilities are common for Enrollment Advisor jobs?
  • Partner with analytics to improve and evolve operational reporting needs.
  • Work closely with the sales team to develop new school projections.
  • Lead the development and review of annual enrollment plans across channels and schools by working closely with Marketing, Family Support and Finance to align on key assumptions and impact of comp or non-comp activities.
  • Drive the development of an enrollment planning roadmap which will be critical to the success of the long-term growth strategy for the group.
  • Receive calls from plan representatives and providers to address questions regarding the intake process.
  • Initiate and assist with the program information report data collection.
  • Support enrollment services as clients move through the enrollment process.
  • Plan and manage a budget for the enrollment management area.
  • Facilitate enrollments by providing forms, instructions, and aiding with online enrollments.
  • Process enrollments by data entry using various data entry tools.
  • Provide direction and guidance in the areas of enrollment management.
  • Hire, train and supervise work-study staff so that work is performed professionally and the office functions smoothly.
  • Participate in ethical and compliant enrollment activities regarding prospective clients.
  • Ensure compliance with Federal, State and University regulations and policies.
What are the typical qualifications for Enrollment Advisor jobs?
  • Bachelor's or Graduate's Degree in business administration, computer science, or education or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with databases, spreadsheets, templates, and SOC processes.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and an eye for continuous improvement.
  • Comfortable with onboarding and problem solving in a collaborative environment.
  • Is a critical thinker and multitasker.
  • Strict attention to detail.
  • Utilize critical thinking capabilities to find solutions.
  • Can prioritize tasks and needs using time management skills.
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Avg. Experience8+ years

How much does an Enrollment Advisor make near United States?

$59,394 /yr
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Enrollment Advisor Career Path

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Enrollment Advisor Insights

Read what Enrollment Advisor professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
One MedicalOne Medical
Patient Enrollment Coordinator
Nov 29, 2022

“I could tell my manager was overworked and very stressed out despite trying her best.”

Annual Enrollment Specialist
Jul 25, 2022

“This is a great place to work and a good company to grow your career.”

Turbo Debt
Enrollment Specialist
Jul 30, 2023

“I make good money but it’s cause of the opportunity and the choice to do so that has not been given at past employment.”

Arietis HealthArietis Health
VP, Provider Enrollment
Feb 8, 2023

“The only downside of not Arietis Health is that I wasn't a part of such a great team earlier in my career.”

Envision HealthcareEnvision Healthcare
Provider Enrollment Specialist
Nov 2, 2022

“Individually everyone is wonderful and so nice.”

Professional Development Academy
Deputy Director of Enrollment
Sep 29, 2021

“Everyone is nice and up best.”

Oshi HealthOshi Health
Member Enrollment Specialist
Aug 4, 2023

“There is constant conversation about growth within my role and career opportunities from higher levels.”

Quantum 3 MediaQuantum 3 Media
Medicare Enrollment Specialist
Dec 18, 2021

“Good good good good good”

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