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Entering college is an exciting, and sometimes life-altering, event. There are so many decisions to make. For example, will the student live on campus? What will be his major? How will he pay for his classes and books?
The Enrollment Coordinator is in charge of helping students answer those questions and gain access to the resources they need in order to complete enrollment.
As an Enrollment Coordinator, you might work at a private school, or a public college or university. You’re often the head of the enrollment department, sometimes even acting as Manager of the Financial Aid Advisors and Admissions Officers. Whether your role is supervisory or coworker depends on the size and structure of the campus. But whether you’re the boss or not, you spend a great deal of time coordinating with other departments in order to help the student qualify, apply, and complete enrollment in the school.
Each student presents a different set of challenges for the Enrollment Coordinator. While one might be in the country on a temporary visa, another might not have a valid high school transcript. Others might have scholarships, while many need your help tracking down grants or other forms of funding.
Outside of the daily paper-pushing responsibilities, you’re also in charge of increasing enrollment numbers. That means you attend meetings on the subject, go to recruitment fairs, and sell the public on what the campus has to offer.