Admissions officers are responsible for coordinating admissions-related efforts for their organization. They are in charge of student recruitment activities, and one of their main responsibilities is responding to prospect student inquiries in a prompt and professional manner. In addition, admissions officers interview students to identify personal and educational goals. They provide important information regarding the institution, as well as possible program choices. Admissions officers also assist students in the application process and direct them to departments, programs, and other resources. They follow up with individuals to provide ongoing support and resources as needed. They may also help in the development of marketing campaigns and promotion materials to increase institution awareness. Generally, admissions officers report their progress to the admissions manager in their department.
Admissions Officer Tasks
Travel to schools, career fairs, and other events to promote school and meet with prospective students.
Identify students interested in applying, answer questions about application procedures, and provide information on college programs and services.
Review student applications and make admissions decisions based on established criteria.
Establish relations with alumni to help with recruitment.