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What Features to Consider While Choosing a Student Application Portal
Choose a system with engaging built-in support, which will allow your school to communicate effectively and provide your prospects with useful resources, such as scheduled events, important dates, and even financial transactions.
Fremont, CA: A student application portal typically serves as a portal into the school itself. When done correctly, schools use this portal to guide students through the application process and build stronger relationships with them. A good student application portal makes the application process simple, quick, and enjoyable while also offering support and engagement along the way.
Portal technology has the potential to be extremely beneficial to schools. In fact, a group of international higher education marketing and recruitment professionals ranked education portals as the most valuable marketing investment. This is because these portals make your school more accessible, connecting you with potential students from all over the world during the most critical time: application submissions.
Read on to discover key features of a winning student application portal.
Look for a Student-Centered Self-Service Application Portal
Consider your target audience and implement a system that prioritizes your prospects' needs. This is where a user interface that is centered on the student makes all the difference. Your school's student application portal should intuitively guide your prospects through each step of the admissions process while also allowing them to complete their application at their own pace and convenience.
Having self-service forms with automated features can make your prospects' application process much more pleasant. For example, you can use an auto-save feature to save your prospect's information and enable them to continue their application at a later time. Likewise, auto-fill can help your school's application process by potentially encouraging multiple enrollments because data is automatically stored and generated for easy and quick registration.
Nurture Meaningful Bonds with Your Prospects through Engaging Student Portal Features
To establish a strong connection with your prospects, you should emphasize student success from the start. This means that your student application portal should include features that engage your prospects while also promoting transparency and trust. One important way to accomplish this is to select a portal system with clear and easy-to-access support functions, such as live chat or call features, which enable prospects to receive real-time answers to their questions or concerns.
Choose a system with engaging built-in support, which will allow your school to communicate effectively and provide your prospects with useful resources, such as scheduled events, important dates, and even financial transactions. A strong student portal can integrate various payment gateways, making it much easier for prospective students to pay tuition, lodging, and other program costs. This is especially useful for international students who must make payments in different currencies.