RDAssociates provides three types of mystery shops and quality assurance monitoring for schools – Phone and Online Audits, In-Person Visits and Web Shops.
All three of these analysis techniques enable us to identify strengths and weaknesses of our clients’ admissions services by campus and online division. Our shoppers are trained professionals and our analyses provide schools with detailed results by campus and region, trended over time.
Phone and Online Audits
Our shoppers speak with representatives from individual campuses as well as their online divisions to discuss their interest in applying to the school. Our shoppers:
Mystery shoppers visit campuses and note the following type of information:
For the web portion of the shops, our shoppers:
The 360 Review is an organized, in-depth look at a school – the big picture - addressing admissions, academics, finances, financial aid, facilities, placement/career services, and other factors that affect a school’s ability to fulfill its mission in an effective and efficient manner.
RDAssociates will conduct/review the following:
Using our analysis of current multi-department operations as its foundation, RDAssociates will provide the Client with actionable items and the framework for a Strategic Plan, which will complement the Client’s existing institutional assessment, improvement and planning process.
Our strategic plan is a flexible approach that includes a variety of key objectives to implement specific actions to reach the desired financial goals. These goals which should be able to occur as a result of expense reduction and scheduling improvements.
The ability to maintain or improve the level of customer service to students, staff, instructors, and the employers of the Client’s Graduates.
Key Goals and with multiple potential strategic objectives with staff member/ positions or departments, the data required, evaluation metrics, and benchmarks that can be modified on an annual basis at the direction of management.
This report is intended for use by the school to improve its efficiency and effectiveness by incorporating suggestions into the short term and long term strategic planning process.
RDAssociates offers training to help ensure Admissions Representatives adhere to internal protocol standards and increase the likelihood of enrollment:
Accurately audit graduate employment rates and salary statistics.
Ascertain why former Admissions Representatives left a school, and determine what schools can do to better retain them.
Garner information as to why students either fail to start classes or do not return after starting classes.