In recent weeks I have shared several updates on the impressive escalation in student applications and admissions for the 2014-2015 academic year. Today, I want to give you insights to one of the tools being used to drive this momentum.
In early January, a new application named Tiger Select was developed for freshman candidates in our current database. This new application provides ease and convenience for users. So far, there have been nearly 4,500 of these new applications submitted since it was deployed. Students are finding much of the data in the application was pre-populated using prospect information already on file. It takes students less than 10 minutes to complete the rest of the application.
This new application tool also allows for electronic transmission of transcripts and test scores directly from school counselors to the University of Memphis. These enhancements have been helpful to the Admissions Office to achieve a 24-48 hour turnaround time for decisions on completed application records.
According to Steve McKellips, admissions director, “There still remains much to be done before interested students actually enroll at the University of Memphis, but there have been great strides made recently that will certainly help the University reach its enrollment goals for Fall 2014.”
This new, stream-lined application process is helping us provide more efficient and effective customer service. Please join me in congratulating our admissions staff on their creativity and willingness to try new strategies. And thanks to all of you for working every day to provide our students with the best possible experience at the University of Memphis.
Link to slides on Tiger Select application: http://www.memphis.edu/provost/presentations.php
M. David Rudd, Provost