The COVID-19 pandemic has generated concerns over returning student registration for the summer and fall. Much of this has to do with student’s uncertainty regarding what their personal and financial lives will look like in the coming months. Likely, many students will wait and see how things evolve before making a choice. While understandable, this is unfortunate for colleges and universities currently trying to plan for course seat demand this summer and fall, not to mention the impact on student persistence rates.
Fortunately, there are some key things institutions can do to encourage more students to register for upcoming classes, while also making it easier to bring back students that decide to return down the road. One of these biggest immediate opportunities is a broad reform of registration holds. In this short video, Ed Venit describes what some schools are doing to reform holds and clear the path back to campus for students.
The Student Success Playbook (special COVID-19 edition)
The unfolding coronavirus crisis has introduced new uncertainty into an already uncertain environment for colleges and universities. Watch this on-demand webconference to hear more about our recommendations for a short-term and long-term response.