List of College Admissions Skills

List of College Admissions Skills for Resumes, Cover Letters and Interviews

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Here's a list of skills employers seek in the candidates they hire for college admissions positions. Skills will vary based on the job for which you're applying, so also review our list of skills listed by job and type of skill.

College Admissions Skills List

A - D

  • Admissions Events
  • Admissions Operation
  • Admissions Process
  • Advising
  • Analytical
  • Appraising Candidates
  • Assessing Outcomes
  • Attention to Detail
  • Banner
  • Collaboration 
  • Coping with Deadline Pressure
  • Counseling
  • Creating Communications Plans
  • Critical Thinking
  • Cultivating Relationships with High School Guidance Counselors
  • Customer Service
  • Data Management
  • Developing Policies and Procedures
  • Decision Making

E - L

  • Evaluate Admissions Materials
  • Evaluating Software Systems
  • Evaluating Staff
  • Event Planning
  • Facilitating Meetings
  • Flexibility
  • Generating Reports
  • Hiring Staff
  • International Admissions
  • Interviewing
  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal
  • Jenzabar
  • Leadership

M - O

  • Managing Budgets
  • Managing Vendors
  • Marketing 
  • Matching Candidates with Programs and Staff
  • Meet Deadlines
  • Mentoring Junior Staff
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office
  • Motivational
  • Multitasking 
  • Negotiating 
  • Organizational

P - S

  • PeopleSoft
  • PowerPoint
  • Presentation 
  • Prioritizing
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Promotion
  • Public Speaking
  • Recruiting
  • Research
  • Resilience
  • Results Oriented
  • Reviewing Applications
  • Sales 
  • SalesForce
  • Statistical
  • Strategic Planning
  • Striking a Quick Rapport with Prospective Students/Families
  • Supervision

T - W

  • Talisma
  • Team Building
  • Teamwork
  • Terminating Staff
  • Time Management
  • Training
  • Transfer Admission
  • Verbal Communication
  • Working Effectively with Diverse Populations
  • Working Productively while Traveling Extensively
  • Written Communication
  • Writing

    College Admissions Job Titles

    The following is a list of sample college admissions job titles.

    • Administrative Assistant
    • Admissions Advisor
    • Admissions Communications Coordinator
    • Admissions Communications Specialist
    • Admissions Coordinator
    • Admissions Counselor
    • Admissions Data Specialist
    • Admissions Officer
    • Admissions Recruiter
    • Admissions Representative - Online Division
    • Admissions Representative
    • Articulation and Credit Evaluation Specialist
    • Assistant Director of Admissions
    • Assistant Director of Admissions Services
    • Assistant Director of Enrollment Research
    • Assistant Director of Global Recruitment
    • Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
    • Assistant Director of Operations
    • Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions
    • Associate Director for Marketing and Communications
    • Associate Director of Admissions
    • Associate Director of Admissions - Diversity Recruiting
    • Associate Director of Enrollment Research
    • College Admissions Advisor
    • Dean of Admissions
    • Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
    • Dean of Enrollment
    • Director of Admissions
    • Director of Admissions Services
    • Director of Diversity Recruiting
    • Director of Graduate Admissions
    • Director of Online Admissions
    • Educational Opportunity Fund Director
    • Enrollment Counselor
    • Enrollment Information Specialist
    • Enrollment Processor
    • Enrollment Services Advisor
    • Enrollment Specialist
    • Graduate Admissions Counselor
    • Health Science Admissions Counselor
    • International Admissions Counselor
    • International Recruitment Coordinator
    • International Student Recruiter
    • Interviewer
    • Law School Admissions Counselor
    • Manager of Admissions Operations
    • Manager, Events
    • MBA Admissions Recruiter
    • MD Admissions Recruiter
    • Office Assistant - Admissions
    • Program Coordinator
    • Program Counselor
    • Program Manager STEM Transfer and Articulation
    • Recruitment Manager
    • Specialist for Outreach and Recruiting for Nursing
    • STEM Admissions Counselor
    • Student Success Coordinator
    • Transcript Evaluator
    • Transfer Admissions Counselor
    • Vice President for Enrollment Management

     

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