Onboarding Spring Admits for Future Success Webcast Recording

(Retired) | Last updated April 22, 2015

Course Length

1h 24m

Last Updated

April 22, 2015

Onboarding Spring Admits for Future Success Webcast Recording

(Retired) | Last updated April 22, 2015


Approximately 25% of students begin college at a time other than fall term, yet many institutions don’t reflect this in their onboarding processes. Recent research suggests that students starting in non-fall terms encounter substantially different challenges in campus orientation, socialization, and academic performance. These challenges pose a direct threat to both student retention and success.

The onboarding process for spring admits begins well before the term itself and is critical to building strategies for student success. Join us to learn about current research and hear practical examples for implementing suggested best practices.

Who should attend?

The audience for this program includes professionals at the front lines of onboarding non-fall admits, chiefly orientation/new student services, first- and second-year experience, and transfer department members. Admissions personnel, enrollment managers, and academic support staff will also benefit from the content of this webcast.


  • Introduction and Welcome
  • Understanding Spring Admit Data
    • Student Background
    • Emergent Themes
  • Onboarding as Recruitment/Retention Tool
  • Orientation Re-development
    • Conducting an Audit
    • Critical Elements
  • Social Integration
    • Mentor Programs
    • Cohort-Based Options
  • Academic Opportunities
    • External Credit
    • Study Abroad
    • Early-Start Programs
  • Communicating Initiatives to Campus Partners
  • Tips and Resources
  • Questions

Why is this event retired?

At AI we want to always ensure that the best and most current trainings are available to members, and we regularly review our trainings to ensure that is the case.