Student success leaders at colleges and universities across the country are bracing for the impact that COVID-19 will have on continuing student enrollments. Early retention forecasts are tracking behind normal expectations as students stay on the sidelines waiting to see what happens with virtual learning and their own personal circumstances.
Preserving continuing student enrollment will be critical for your institutional finances in 2020-21 and beyond. Most schools do not have the luxury of waiting for the dust to settle before they act, yet it can be difficult to know where to focus your institutions efforts amid all this uncertainty.
Fortunately, there are a handful of “no regrets” things you can do right now to maximize student persistence regardless of how the pandemic progresses. In this short video, student success expert Ed Venit explains four steps you can take now to prepare for the fall, pull forward registration, and retain as many students as you possibly can.
Antifragile systems actually improve when faced with challenges or stressed. Learn how the crisis can shape higher ed to better support student retention and success.