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Welcome! The Enrollment Management Association is more than just your professional organization, we are your connection to a larger global community. We help you address the admission and enrollment issues you face every day and give you the tools you need to thrive.

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As an independent school enrollment leader, you know how difficult it is to make a lasting impact when you lack the support, tools, and decision-making power you need to succeed. That’s why we’re here.

EMA provides professional support, advocacy, and smart, strategic enrollment tools to the enrollment offices of more than 1300 independent schools world-wide. EMA members have access to the best enrollment tools including:

  • The SSAT: the gold-standard admission assessment taken by 80,000+ students each year
  • Recruitment fairs
  • Student Prospect List 
  • Connections to consultants and placement agencies across the globe
  • Webinars and extensive professional development delivered during your working hours (3pm China Standard Time), and also in-person when our teams visit countries across the world. 

No matter what kind of challenges or opportunities your school faces, our international team of experts will meet you where you are in the process and help you move forward.

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Empowerment

Professional Development and Enhancing your Skill Set

Whether you're just starting out in admission, a newly appointed or aspiring director, or are a veteran enrollment manager, we have an extensive array of professional development programs to support you, both on-line, and when we visit you, your staff, and your school in-country. To view our vast array of professional development courses and activities:

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Thought Leadership and Community

EMA provides you with an encyclopedic collection of videos, webinars, podcasts, and presentations. Our comprehensive set of resources contains significant and far-reaching content by some of the most strategic enrollment minds of our time from across the planet. Make connections with our global community to tackle your most pressing enrollment issues.

EMA Products

EMA membership includes access to a toolkit of world-class enrollment products!

EMA members have access to a wide variety of enrollment solutions such as the SSAT, the Character Skills Snapshot, and the Standard Application Online. We, too, offer Recruitment Fairs, FAM Tours, and the ability to purchase international student prospect lists. 

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Recruitment Fairs and FAM Tours

Our International Recruitment Fairs are designed to deliver extensive networking with students, parents, agents/consultants, as well as overseas enrollment professionals. For Spring 2021 these fairs will be virtual, with hopes of in-person fairs in fall 2021. Our FAM (Familiarization) Tours are one of the best ways to demonstrate your school's unique programs through a personalized campus visit that provides approximately 15 consultants and agents, from key countries, with a first-hand experience of your school. EMA operates recruitment events across the globe and FAM Tours throughout the UK, Switzerland, United States, and Canada.

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Professional Development for International School Enrollment Professionals & Heads

As a head of school or an enrollment professional, you realize that there are a multitude of powerful forces shaping independent school enrollment. From net revenue concerns and fewer tuition capable students, to increasing financial aid requests and enrollment declines, our goal is to help you create a holistic approach to enrollment management built on the latest research and data.

EMA’s one-day Heads & Enrollment Professionals symposium could be a perfect solution for your school as we engage strategic staff in cities across the globe. Similarly, for schools with multiple campuses, our symposiums can be transformative for employees who may not interact with each other on a daily basis due to their locations spanning a city, a country or even around the globe. For our 2020-21 programming, we will hold these symposiums virtually in kindred time-zones, and anticipate by fall 2021 to present them in-person to you and your staff. For more information on joining one of these important events, contact: JWilliamson@Enrollment.org

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Contact your Global Experts

John Williamson

Director of Global Business Development

John has spent his entire career working on behalf of schools and students in the international enrollment management arena. Most recently, John was the executive director of Linden Educational Services, where he spent a decade researching new markets for boarding schools across the globe and facilitating strategies, programming, and recruitment tours.

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David Taibl

Director of Membership & Business Development

Dave has truly “done it all” at independent schools. Since he joined our team in 2012, his nearly two decades’ experience in schools has strengthened his work with – and on behalf of – schools. Starting in 1993, Dave worked as dorm parent, coach, English teacher, director of admission, dean of students, and assistant head of school (responsible for enrollment management and fund-raising) at Christchurch School, St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School, and Stuart Hall, all in Virginia.

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