The Waitlist: Best Practices in Planning and Forecasting Cohort Size

Thursday | June 23 | 2016 | 7:45 pm - 9:00 PM

This session will analyze why the “waitlist” exists, as well as best practices in managing it to ensure top candidates stay engaged and interested in your program while you plan and forecast cohort size and composition.  Our panel features three schools with unique approaches to managing a waitlist for different types of, and sometime across, programs.  Panelists will provide context for this discussion by sharing the structure and timing of their admissions cycles, and then share strategies and best practices in communicating effectively with waitlisted candidates.  You will leave this session with practices ideas to help you best manage next year’s waiting list.  

Speakers: Libby Livingston, Director of Admissions, Two-Year MBA Program, Goizueta Business School, Emory University; Amy Mitson, Senior Associate Director, Recruitment and Communications, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College; Moderator: Rodrigo Malta, Director of MBA Admissions, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin

Focus Areas: Enrollment Management/Operations