“After our six month pilot with Wisr, UChicago College Admissions reported a significant reduction in year over year summer melt. The technology allows us to operate at a massive scale, without requiring a huge staff commitment. It automates so much of the conversations and connections that really matter to our incoming class.”
Deputy Dean and Director of Admissions, The University of Chicago
While getting students to commit to your institution and make a deposit is indeed an enrollment success, it doesn’t mean competition for them is over. When the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) changed its code of ethics in late 2019, the rules of the game changed.
Summer melt can make a huge impact on your enrollment, which directly ties to your tuition revenue. It’s critical that you not only take proactive steps to protect this revenue but that you also use tools that students expect and appreciate. With online communities and engagement tools from Wisr, your institution can use positive peer influencers, online learning modules, and just-in-time content delivery to significantly reduce summer melt.
Virtualize Your Summer Melt Strategy
The summer is now the ideal time to deepen your institution’s relationship with deposited students by connecting them with their peers as well as faculty and staff members. This ensures their questions are answered, they’re able to fully explore your institution’s offerings, and that they continue to meet any ongoing deadlines as part of the enrollment process. You are not alone in this effort, Wisr will support every step, from training student ambassadors, to content strategy, to overseeing to integrating key engagement metrics with your CRM.
How Wisr Prevents Summer Melt
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.