“Wisr has been an amazing partner with the Yale admissions office during our rapid transition to online programming. In only two weeks, we went from an email inquiry to a fully functional and personalized admitted students’ network with nearly 2,000 members and dozens of communities. It’s been wonderful to watch our staff and admitted students quickly build meaningful connections and create great digital content.”
Director of Outreach & Recruitment and Associate Director of Admissions, Yale University
As a higher education institution, your student body is built from a generation whose preferences are different from previous generations. Your admitted students are looking for personalized engagement and authenticity, and require an exceptional digital experience. Fortunately, their decision-making process — and your enrollment yield success — relies on something you can give them: recommendations from their peers.
At Wisr, we can help you create thriving online communities where admitted students connect with current student leaders and engage with curated online content specifically made for them. The result? Admitted students get their questions answered by those who know the answers firsthand and who most resemble them, and your institution succeeds in the first step of a long-term student relationship.
The Enrollment Yield Problem
Time is of the essence. Recent events, shifts in preference that necessitate supporting technology shifts, and greater competition mean you have to act quickly and create the experiences prospective students are seeking to achieve your enrollment yield goals. Wisr solves this by providing the full experience in one online platform that can be launched in as little as two weeks. And it’s all backed up with expert support from our team.
How the Process Works
Configurable goals and volunteer items
Prospective and admitted students select from a customizable list of goals that offer ways to engage with current student ambassadors and your staff. Collecting this information helps you understand how members are using the site and what support your prospective students need.
Personalized dashboard with next steps and community recommendations
Every member has a personalized dashboard with suggested next steps and recommended communities. Next steps are personalized based on each member’s goals and offer tips on how to get the most out of the network. Recommended communities allow your team to pre-invite members to communities based on their interests and academic background, and highlight site wide groups.
Admissions communities and suggested online content
Communities provide an easy way to support students with shared interests, identities, and goals. Use communities to share curated content made specifically for admitted students, cross-stream webinars and info sessions, and empower your student ambassadors and staff to share their campus experiences. The Wisr support team will work with your team to create a content strategy and posting schedule that best suits the goals of your office.
Real-time reliable engagement metrics
Your team will have access to customizable dashboards with a real-time engagement index to see which students are most plugged into your campus community and which may need additional outreach. Measure the impact of your network through your enrollment funnel and integrate insights with your Slate, Salesforce, or other CRM.
Wisr is a proud member of the Slate Preferred Partner Program, a network of organizations that share a commitment to support transformational effects on the world of higher education.
You’re not alone in this effort, however. Our team becomes your partner — training your ambassadors to use our platform and better advocate for your institution and working with your communications team to provide strategic and impactful programming. More than ever, institutions must be ready to go to bat for their deposited students and there’s not a moment to lose in strengthening these relationships.
All data is seamlessly captured across your site — connections between students, the amount of activity happening on discussion boards, activity for your events, and granular data for each admitted student — all of which can be synced to your CRM.