Over the last decade, much has changed about the higher education recruitment landscape. Even before the pandemic, attracting prospective students was an ongoing challenge for colleges and universities. But now, as enrollment continues to fall nationwide, colleges and universities are doing what they can to strengthen relationships with prospective students and improve the application and admissions experience. Higher education institutions know that they need to share the message of their students widely and efficiently in order to reach the students that would thrive on their campus.
Even though the next generation of students expect digital communications, many higher education institutions continue to rely on brochures, paper letters, and postcards. Armed with smartphones, computers, and tablets, today’s prospective students expect digital-first experiences and for communication to be quick and efficient.
88% of higher education managers report trying to meet the expectations of the modern student by adopting new software and workflow automation tools. If your organization is still working with paper-based or manual recruiting and admissions processes, it's time to upgrade.
What is Salesforce Admissions Connect?
Your college or university’s admissions application is one of the first interactions prospective students have with your organization. To streamline these initial experiences, Salesforce has created a tool, Admissions Connect to provide colleges and universities with a 360-degree view of their prospective student class.
Admissions Connect is a Salesforce admissions CRM software that helps higher education institutions meaningfully engage applicants and streamline admissions management—all on the world’s #1 CRM. With this tool, colleges and universities can spend less time on manual processes, and more time building relationships. Some benefits of the Admissions Connect software include:
- Streamline application review
- Drive applicant engagement
- Collaborate from anywhere
- Access real-time data and insights
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Formstack Makes Getting Started a Breeze
At Formstack, we’re dedicated to empowering workers across your organization with the tools they need to build workflows—without help from IT. Salesforce is a great way to organize your prospective students, save completed and signed files, and collaborate across teams. But getting data into your Salesforce instance can be manual and keeping information updated can be time-consuming and tedious. To make getting started with Salesforce Admissions Connect a breeze, Formstack is teaming up with Attain Partners to create an optimized, mobile-ready, and easy-to-use application process for our customers.
We’re leveraging the power of the Formstack for Salesforce solution to accelerate your Salesforce Admissions Connect implementation.
The Admissions Application Template is designed to accelerate your Salesforce Admissions Connect implementation. The Admissions Application Template Accelerator reduces time and expense to go live with Education Cloud Admissions Connect.
We’re combining the power of Attain Partners’ 16 years of higher education experience with Formstack’s native, all-in-one Salesforce forms, documents, and digital eSignature solution. Attain Partners has documented best practices that inform the Admissions Application Template Accelerator including a set of pre-built forms leveraging Education Cloud Admissions Connect.
Our Admissions Application Template comes equipped with several key features to help you level up your admissions workflows. These features include:
- Delivers pre-filled forms
- Supports graduate and undergraduate applications
- Enables document upload
- Provides conditional logic and branching based on program, or residency
- Delivers application progress in real time
Ready to learn more about our Salesforce Admissions Connect Template?
All of your student interactions are important to prompting applications, admissions, and retention, but a student’s initial experience with your college or university is especially important. We’re hosting an event to help set your team up for success.