ASSESSING FOREIGN TRANSCRIPTS:
AACRAO - publishes information on education and grading practices of each country. Look under International Publications.
Evaluating Foreign Transcripts: The A-Z Manual - produced by the NYC Department of Education.
NACAC International Student Recruitment Guide
NCAA Guidelines - International Standards for Athletics Eligibility.
International Qualification Converter, from Hobsons
WES Grade Conversion Guide
World Education Service (WES) - agency that translates transcripts for overseas students. WES also offers free online webinars, free online resources at their Knowledge Resource Exchange page and an iGPA Calculator (pay service), which converts international secondary school and higher education grades (over 175 countries) and calculates a U.S. GPA on a 4.0 scale.
CHARTER BUSING COMPANIES:
BusBank.com - helps you charter buses nationwide.
Fox Tours and Silver Fox Motorcoaches
ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT/RECRUITMENT SERVICES and RESOURCES:
ACT Enrollment Information Service
College Board, home of Descriptor PLUS, Enrollment Planning Service (EPS), Student Search Service (SSS), and the Enrollment Management Review newsletter.
Hobsons - home of Connect CRM, Intelliworks, Custom Communication Solutions, and SuperMatch, they have retention and advising services, too.
PeopleSoft, from Oracle.
RightStudent.com - student search service, powered by Scholarships.com.
Royall & Company
Student Aid Services
Talisma CRM Suite
It's one thing to get them to campus; it's another thing to keep them. Indiana University has created a terrific financial literacy program for students, starting with their award letter, where they explain student debt. Check out their website here, and then check out the program they are hoping to share with other colleges.
MoneySmart$U - financial literacy programming for the college side.
Note - a lot of colleges (including UCLA, Boston College, and Harvard) offer master’s and doctoral programs in Higher Education Administration and/or Student Affairs, but few offer programs or concentrations in Enrollment Management. The following come from an article in Inside Higher Ed:
Bay Path University - offers master’s in Higher Education Administration and post-master’s certificate program in Enrollment Management in partnership with Noel-Levitz.
University of Southern California (USC) Online Certificate Program in Enrollment Management Leadership
Vanderbilt two-year master’s in Higher Education Administration with concentration option in Enrollment Management.
iThenticate - plagiarism detection.
Annapolis Group - a professional organization of over 130 liberal arts institutions.
AACRAO - and regional affiliates - get involved!
College Board Summer Institute on College Admissions and School Relations
Harvard Summer Institute on College Admissions (also College Board sponsored) - I’ve attended this three times (2001, 2003, 2011) and recommend it highly.
NACAC - and regional affiliates - get involved!
NAICU - National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
Understanding Your NSSE Report - if you’ve never read the NSSE Report for your institution, you may want to view this webinar from the folks at NSSE (National Survey of Student Engagement).
Are you finding your international recruits struggling with language issues when they arrive on campus. Check out the programs of like institutions across the country at the Consortium of University and College Intensive English Programs -- a consortium of institutions with intensive English programs for foreign-language speakers. Find out what’s working for them.
EducationUSA - overseas recruiting.
Embark - travel planning.
NACAC Institutional Recruitment Report
Recruitment tours - International: Linden Tours
SOFTWARE - there are more, but these are the ones I’ve heard of or seen exhibiting at meetings (also see Recruitment above):
Applications Online, LLC
Banner - see Ellucian
DecisionDesk - online application submission and review software.
Docufide, from Parchment, which has recently purchased Avow Document Certification.
Docuware - document imaging.
Hobson’s, home to Turnitin for Admissions.
Lexmark - content management software.
M-Files - automates admissions, financial aid, and registration processes.
MobileCommons.com - mobile messaging.
Oracle PeopleSoft Campus Solutions
Swiftype - search tool for higher ed websites that looks to be a good tool for intuitive searches from non higher ed folks who might search "dorm" instead of "residential life."
WACAC Admission Side Toolkit
Veteran Friendly Toolkit - resources to help you create a veteran-friendly culture at your institution, from ACE.
Duolingo English Test