Higher ed’s fall deferral strategy

What if a bunch of our incoming freshman ask for a deferred decision?

Reported by Inside Higher Ed, with many incoming freshman grieving their potentially lost first-year college experience, they are also considering their cost options.

“Is it cheaper to go to a community college and get some online Gen Eds, or will my transfer tuition rate as an incoming sophomore not be quite as generous?”

The takeaway? Could we expect a record deferral request year? What does that mean for not only our fall enrollments but for the following years? And how can we make sure we keep these students who choose so excited to one day join the community they had once committed to?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.