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Enrollment management is evolving, and so is your role as an independent school enrollment leader. Becoming an EMA member gives you a distinct professional advantage, increasing your success through the best science, research, and training, and opening your network to the largest admission- and enrollment-facing membership base among all independent school organizations. 

“Whenever I am faced with tough scenarios, difficult decisions, or frankly, a lack of direction, it is helpful to know that the association is an available resource.”  
- Jerrod Price, Director of Admission and Financial Aid, Interlochen Center for the Arts (MI)

You deserve a seat at the leadership table. Are you ready to yield your best?

Enrollment Tools
Enhance your marketing efforts with powerful enrollment tools, such as Student Prospect Lists, targeted lists of thousands of prospective families already interested in independent schools. Zero in on the best-fit students for your school, optimize your enrollment funnel, get more leads and applicants, and position your admissions team for success. Adopt the Standard Application Online (free for EMA members) to expand your reach and simplify your application process. 

Assessment Tools 
Pair assessment tools like the traditional cognitive assessment of the SSAT with the groundbreaking new online Character Skills Snapshot to drive smart enrollment decisions. Get a holistic view of each applicant by measuring essential character skills for admission: initiative, intellectual engagement, open-mindedness, resilience, self-control, social awareness, and teamwork. 

Industry Research
Which schools are your biggest competitors? Where are the kids sending you scores also applying? EMA’s industry-leading data dashboards offer multiple data points and real-time information, and the Shared Candidate Report provides essential competition intelligence. Specialized research and trend analyses will help you operationalize information and set smart enrollment strategies. 

Professional Development Events
Attend exclusive events and trainings, and receive discounts to the EMA Annual Conference, the largest independent school enrollment management conference in the world. You’ll come away with real, actionable solutions, a renewed sense of purpose, and new industry connections.

Professional Development Training 
EMA’s professional development programs not only help you discover new ways to solve the daily problems you face, but also ensure you’re constantly building your own portfolio of skills. Take advantage of both online and in-person training opportunities, and join highly esteemed leadership programs to earn and keep your seat at the leadership table. 

Community Building 
Connect with a community of peers, gain insights from others in your network, and access specialized thought-leader articles and resources. As the largest member organization for admission- and enrollment-facing independent school leaders, you’ll be in the best company for learning, connecting, and growing your expertise.

"The Enrollment Management Association is at the forefront of trends that affect every one of our schools.” 
-Jamie Driver, Executive Director, Independent Schools of St. Louis (MO)

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