Admissions Protocols: Diverse Students

Communicating with potential graduate students after they have inquired about your department significantly impacts their application and subsequent enrollment decisions. Timely and continuous communication across multiple mediums is vital. A typical communication schedule can look like this:

Employ a holistic review of applicants, not just the quantitative factors.

Be proactive and regularly assess your department’s and your individual recruitment practices by gathering and tracking the following:

One additional piece of information is students who were admitted by your program, where they ended up enrolling for graduate school. This may help in your competitive analysis. Here are some tables on admitted students who enrolled elsewhere.