SEM

Don’t Just Manage Enrollment. Maximize It.

While delivering comprehensive consulting services in higher education, AACRAO Consulting offers special expertise in Strategic Enrollment Management, or SEM. The use of SEM is increasing as colleges and universities search for effective responses to today’s enrollment and financial challenges. As part of AACRAO, the industry leader in SEM, AACRAO Consulting offers the most comprehensive SEM services, resources, and training available, tailored to your unique institutional and organizational needs.

Through our unique SEM Systems approach, we’ll collaborate closely with your staff across multiple departments and campuses to:

  • Reach, recruit and retain the best mix of students.
  • Manage ever-increasing enrollment numbers with ever-limited resources.
  • Improve efficiencies, enhance operations and contain costs.
  • Leverage your people, processes and technology to do more with less.
  • Enhance the long-term vitality of your institution.

AACRAO Consulting - SEM Services

SEM Systems – Unique Challenges Require A Unique Approach

AACRAO’s proprietary SEM Systems approach integrates your enrollment-related strategies, policies, practices and technology to improve internal operations and enhance students’ enrollment experience.

We’ll help you stop reacting to issues after the fact, and start planning and implementing a long-term strategy for success that supports your institution’s mission, strengths and goals. We’ll work with your departments to evaluate and implement policies that directly improve student services. Together, we’ll put strategies into practice to improve operations across a wide range of institutional functions. And we’ll assist you in identifying and deploying technologies that increase your efficiencies, support your policies and practices, improve your student services, and maximize your resources.

Unifying Your Campus To Achieve SEM

Truly effective SEM requires the coordinated, unified effort of often disparate departments campus-wide. Our SEM experts work with staff across multiple departments to understand your enrollment goals, resolve enrollment challenges, embrace and enact change to improve processes and efficiencies, and align their efforts with your enrollment strategies.


Empower Your Executives To Become SEM Experts

In today’s higher education landscape, SEM expertise is a must for your campus. Our SEM specialists are available to build your on-campus SEM competencies, through intensive coaching and knowledge exchange. We’ll make sure you have access to the expertise you need to continue reaching your enrollment goals, while filling potential gaps in your leadership team and knowledge.

Aligning Your Enrollment And Financial Outcomes

Your enrollment outcomes have a direct and significant impact on your institution’s financial performance. Our SEM experts will help you understand this connection, and implement processes that allow you to predict and track the financial outcomes of your enrollment strategies. Using our SEMPlanner software, our SEM consultants increase your visibility into enrollment projections and investments, measurable outcomes, net revenue, institutional budget outcomes, and strategic reinvestment strategies.

Armed with this information, you’ll have the insight you need to make better enrollment decisions, improve your financial planning, and see the bottom-line impact of your enrollment practices and strategies.

Setting Clear Enrollment Goals

Reaching your enrollment goals extends beyond merely increasing the number of enrolled students. Our SEM experts will help you determine your institution’s optimum enrollment, based on your mission and strategic plan. We’ll work with your departments to meet the varied needs of students across multiple demographics, by setting and working toward specific enrollment goals for both current and prospective students. What’s more, we’ll help your people understand, embrace and support these goals across your campus.

SEM Plan Development and Implementation

Whether you are working on a draft of a new SEM plan, or want a fresh perspective on your latest revision, let AACRAO Consulting’s seasoned SEM professionals assist your institution in developing an effective SEM plan. [read more]

Using SEM to Thrive in a Down Economy

With higher education facing unprecedented financial challenges, the need for innovative approaches to institutional operations has never been greater. [read more]

Improve your Institution’s Financial Planning with AACRAO Consulting’s SEMPlanner Software

Through application of the SEMPlanner and associated consulting, AACRAO Consulting assists institutions in bringing together strategic enrollment projections and investments, measurable outcomes, net revenue, institutional budget outcomes, and strategic reinvestment strategies. [read more]

Strategic Enrollment Management

While delivering comprehensive consulting services in higher education, AACRAO Consulting offers special expertise in Strategic Enrollment Management, or SEM. [read more]