Wisr is a digital platform that allows colleges and universities to create private, university-branded networks for their prospective and admitted students. This type of virtual engagement space is a critical tool in recruiting Gen Z students, who have a desire for personal connection and authentic information about their future academic home.
Wisr makes it easy for students to “find their fit” by allowing them to join general and niche communities, explore relevant discussion threads, and connect with their peers, including student ambassadors. Engagement with Wisr is also a top predictor of yield among partners.
Wisr equips institutions
Wisr is a student-centric virtual community that allows prospective and admitted students to make impactful peer-to-peer connections and get answers to critical questions at any point of their journey.
1. Facilitate Safe and Secure Connections
Through a permission-based site, students can search profiles of current students, fellow admitted students, and staff to make 1x1 connections and build relationships.
2. Build Community Around Specific Topics
With a customized collection of general and niche communities, students can connect on the topics that resonate most with them, take part in discussion threads, and attend events promoted within Wisr.
3. Maximize Staff and Ambassador Efficiency
Help focus recruitment efforts where it matters most through EAB-led trainings for staff and ambassadors, data insights that guide outreach and predict yield, and automated emails to scale communication.
We support the full enrollment lifecycle
With three distinct but complementary offerings-a virtual welcome center, a yield and melt solution, and an orientation and first-year experience solution - Wisr's engagement platform supports the full enrollment lifecycle.
- Give prospective students and parents easy access to campus ambassadors
- Digital events, communities, and programming
- Support virtual fly-in and access programs
- Launch engaging peer-to-peer programing
- Match new admits to targeted ambassadors, communities, discussions
- Keep admitted students engaged after deposit and cement your relationship
- Give incoming students a sense of community as they matriculate
- Streamline staff, faculty, and students connectivity
- Power peer mentorship programs
2022 Wisr Virtual Communities Enrollment Yield Report
EAB compiled data from a sample of sixteen schools that partnered with Wisr Virtual Communities during the 2022 yield cycle. Download the report to get insights into the impact of peer-to-peer connections and virtual community on yield.
Partner results and stories
*Students of color are defined as any student who did not identify as White, other, or elected not to respond.
2021 Wisr Yield Report
In August 2021, EB compiled data from fourteen partnering colleges and universities to evaluate the impact of digital community and student ambassador engagement on enrollment outcomes. Download the report to learn more about how Wis facilitated higher yield rates and deeper student insight.
Learn how EAB and Wisr can help you engage and yield more students
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