Raising the Bar is a three-part webcast series where you can listen to conversations with admission officers from across the nation as they discuss important topics. Host Jess Creach, customer advancement manager at Ravenna Solutions, conducts a series of interviews with enrollment professionals who have succeeded in elevating specific aspects of the admission process. Hear their experiences and stories and learn some best-practice techniques that will allow you to create a stronger, more effective admission process at your own school.

Part 2: Elevating the Committee Process
with Cassie Velázquez, Senior Associate Director of Admission at Noble and Greenough School and Sarah Hopkins, Associate Director of Admission and Financial Aid at Beaver Country Day School

Listen here:

In this episode:

  • Hear how each of these schools uses context to elevate their committee and review process
  • Learn how their processes have forced their readers to be more thorough and thoughtful in their file review
  • Hear about a unique training technique that allows new readers to “practice” file review using files from past years
  • And finally, listen to how both schools strategically use data to provide important context, calibrate and improve their file review, and make better-informed decisions

Other episodes in this series:

Part 1: Highlighting Your School’s Uniqueness Through Your Admission Process  

Part 3: When 1 + 1 = 3, The Synergies Created When Schools Work Together